Mobile Takes Flight: TripIt Announces Android Usage Has Tripled in One Year
Twice as Many Travelers Turned to Smartphones to Access Trip Itineraries in 2011
San Francisco, CA—4 November 2011: TripIt, the leading mobile trip organizer from Concur (Nasdaq CNQR), today announced that overall mobile usage has doubled - and Android usage has tripled - in one year among its users. In addition, 20 percent of travelers now use TripIt exclusively on their smartphones.
The acceleration of mobile goes hand in hand with an active development cycle and industry recognition for TripIt’s smartphone apps. In 2011, new native apps were launched for iPad and Windows Phone; editing features were added to iPhone; and Android went through two design refreshes, the latter of which is now available in version 1.9. In addition to the Webby Award for “Best Mobile App” in the travel category in May, TripIt was named “Favourite App” in The Telegraph Travel Awards on October 25, 2011.
Android 1.9 Now Available
The next phase of TripIt’s Android App facelift is available for download in the Android Marketplace, designed to help travelers find important trip information quickly. In addition, now travelers who add notes to their itinerary will be able to click on links and phone numbers in their notes to quickly make a call, right from the app. By request, users now have the option to preserve memory when they’re not using the app, and TripIt Pro users can customize reward point expiration alerts.
“It’s exciting to watch mobile adoption take off this year, as innovation in the industry heats up,” said Gregg Brockway, Executive Vice President and General Manager of TripIt. “Each generation of smartphone provides even more opportunities for us to improve life on the road for travelers. The idea of a personal assistant in the palm of your hand – one that organizes important trip details, or sends helpful reminders and alerts – is becoming a reality.”
For more information about TripIt’s mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone, visit http://tripit.com/uhp/mobile.
TripIt®, the leading mobile travel organizer from Concur® (Nasdaq: CNQR), makes it easy for millions of travelers to organize and share their trips. Simply forward confirmation emails from anywhere you book to firstname.lastname@example.org and TripIt automagically creates one simple, smart itinerary to access on a smartphone, calendar, or anywhere online. For even greater peace of mind while traveling, TripIt Pro acts like a personal travel assistant that keeps travelers in the know regarding flight status, alternate flights, and more; tracks all frequent traveler points in one place; and monitors eligible flights for fare refunds. TripIt for Business is an easier way for companies to organize office travel; keep track of who’s traveling when and where, and whether travel dollars are being spent wisely. For more information, please visit www.tripit.com and follow @TripIt at http://twitter.com/tripit.
Concur® is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions for companies of all sizes. Concur’s easy-to-use web-based and mobile solutions help companies and their employees control costs and save time. Learn more at www.concur.com.