Monday, November 12, 2012

TripIt Interrogates Your Email for Travel Confirmations

It's great that we have all these different organisational apps available but the problem is that all of them need you to input data. Some of us want to be organised but don't like the organizing part of it. This is where a little application is changing how you organise your business trips or holidays.

TripIt is an app or widget which sits on your phone telling you when your next flight or hotel booking is scheduled. When you tap the widget, it will then tell you more details about your booking such as the departure and and your confirmation number. Further down the screen you can also see the flight number, booking class, aircraft type, duration of the flight and even the distance you are going to travel. If you are traveling with other people, their names will also be listed there.

So that seems to be quite a lot of information you need to enter, right? Wrong. The app actually accesses your emails to detect flight and hotel bookings as they come in. Then it pulls the information into the app and notify you of the new confirmation imported into your app.

For the pro version, you also get to track your frequent flyer points. I haven't tried the pro version but if you have, let us know what you think.

Jelly Bean 4.1.2 from Samsung Australia

Yep, we're still waiting.