April 01, 2013

Expedia 3.0 taps live data to create visual itineraries


Expedia's latest mobile incarnation gives travelers up-to-date information using a set of visual cues, tapping location-aware smartphone features and time-zone updates to surface the most relevant part of the itinerary.

The new itineraries feature updates its information in real-time as a traveler moves from A to B, and even lets users share their itinerary via email and text message. It covers flights, displaying confirmation codes, airlines, flight numbers, travel dates/times, gate information and flight status, as well as flight maps showing pins for departure and arrival.

It also features key hotel information such as address, contact details and a map of its location, alongside car rental details.

To coincide with this launch, Expedia also announced that the Expedia mobile app has been downloaded more than eleven million times in 228 territories, on iOS, Android and Windows 8 (tablet version), though the itineraries feature seemingly isn’t arriving on the latter platform quite yet.

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