We took a look at the Worldmate travel app for back when it was in beta, and as of today's, it's bona fide and in the Android Market. In a nutshell, you sign up for Worldmate's free service, then forward your airline or hotel confirmation to Worldmate, which parses the info and shoots it to the app on your phone for some mighty fine organization. The Worldmate app also lets you book hotel room straight from the app, if you're in to that sort of thing. It also sports weather forecasts, a handy currency converter and travel notifications.
Check out our beta review for the full rundown, and get the presser and download links after the break.
WorldMate Now Pilots Your Travel Itinerary On Android
Full-Featured Personal Travel Service Brings Business Class Level App to Platform
San Francisco, CA – September 14, 2010 – Today WorldMate launched their Android application, free for all users, following tens of thousands of requests seeking Android capability. As the established leader in mobile travel services with over 5 million active customers worldwide on BlackBerry, iPhone and Symbian platforms, WorldMate brings an unprecedented level of usability and polish to travel apps on the Google-backed platform.
WorldMate on Android elegantly manages a user’s travel itinerary, while also keeping travelers immediately up-to-date with rich travel alerts. These flight reminders notify users pre-flight about their departure and arrival times, terminals, gate and connection information. Notifications also keep users up-to-date on all aspects of itinerary such as meetings and upcoming trips with a simple daily alert.
With the Android app, users can access other services including:
- Full itinerary viewing
- Link to flight status via Flightstats.com
- Link to Google Maps
- Smart Hotel search and booking through Hotels.com
- Currency, Weather and more!
“We are really excited to bring this level of quality to the Android platform with WorldMate,” said Jean Tripier, CEO of WorldMate. “Our users demanded an Android version and we were happy to provide the experience for them and all Android users, at a level previously unknown to that mobile platform. WorldMate is devoted to lessening the pains of travel, and now an entirely new segment of smart phone users can benefit from our personal travel service.”
See more about WorldMate for Android: www.worldmate.com/android
Download the Beta WorldMate for Android: http://www.worldmate.com/android_access//
WorldMate is the personal travel assistant chosen by over 5 million business and premiere travelers worldwide. WorldMate caters to every aspect of business travel, understands your personal preferences and recommends the ideal options for the best possible travel experience. Partnered with Virgin Blue, American Express Business Traveler, Carlson Wagonlit and Travelport, WorldMate extends its reach to major travel audiences and is recognized for its excellence. This year WorldMate was honored with the 2010 National Business Travel Association ‘s Traveler Innovation Award.
Doesn't the existing Tripit app do exactly the same thing?
I'm also curious how this compares with Tripit. I've been using Tripit, and have a bunch of friends on it too.
Would love to see a comparison of features.
This is just the beginning worldmate is capable of so much more and one if the apps I always had on my s60 device.
I love this app but I need the ability to purchase flights through it. Kayak allows this.
Worldmate is so much better than Trip it in so many ways! Im so glad its on Android now!!!
i wouldn't rely on an app to tell me what gate a plane might be located (they can change gates at the last minute sometimes) and you have 30 minutes to get to the right gate at the right concourse. Best check the monitors for layovers..
Worldmate are quite aware of what they're doing. This app is already tested for years on Symbian and BlackBerry device and is just perfect. It's a bonus for us the Android users to have it.
Here's some info about the development of the previous versions of Worldmate mobile app. By the way it got GSMA Most Innovative Mobile Application Award.
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