DALLAS, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading mobile travel retailer, HotelsByMe, announces the release of a new universal application that makes it even easier to find the perfect hotel on the go. As one of the top travel apps on the Apple App Store, HP/Palm's webOS App Catalog and Google's Android Market, HotelsByMe now adds iPad to their suite of mobile platforms.
The new update makes the HotelsByMe travel application universal. Now the same application is viewable on both iPhone and iPad with user interfaces tailored to each device. While there are a number of sites that offer hotel reservations, most do not address the needs of mobile shoppers. The end result is an online shopping experience that can be very time consuming for consumers trying to find the right hotel for the right price.
With HotelsByMe's newly released app, now users can find a hotel on the iPad in just three easy steps:
Step 1: FIND. Hotels are plotted on a map to give users a visual cue of the physical location of each property.
Step 2: VIEW. Relevant information — such as room rates, guest reviews and photos — are presented in a concise, easy-to-read format.
Step 3: BOOK. The new simplified, single-screen check-out process is only two taps away from the initial search screen.
While HotelsByMe has simplified its new app, it hasn't sacrificed functionality. In fact, the HotelsByMe app has added new features. During a hotel search, shoppers can now seamlessly switch between multiple hotel views: on a map, as a list or by individual hotel properties. Using the new filter feature, shoppers can also locate the perfect hotel based on their specific needs. Finally, HotelsByMe has integrated TripAdvisor reviews, enabling users to make their choice based on "wisdom of the crowd."
"Our primary focus has always been on delivering truly outstanding user experience while helping travelers find the best hotels in the least amount of time," said Meeta Oberoi, Managing Partner at HotelsByMe. "And we feel that our new universal app achieves this goal."
By partnering with Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN), HotelsByMe is able to offer its users access to over 110,000 hotel properties, TripAdvisor® reviews and exceptional customer service.
"We are always excited when HotelsByMe releases a new product," said Benoit Jolin, VP of Product and Marketing at EAN. "They execute brilliantly and provide travelers with an impeccable user experience. HotelsByMe continues to innovate, and we are pleased to share such a strong partnership with them."
HotelsByMe iOS app is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German and supports 17 different currencies. The free app is also available on Android & HP/Palm webOS devices.
HotelsByMe is a Dallas-based Expedia affiliate committed to helping users find and book hotels all over the world. HotelsByMe is a free app that allows users to book hotel rooms right from their mobile device with access to real-time rates and availability. HotelsByMe mobile apps are available on iPhone, iPad, Android and PalmOS devices and are backed by outstanding customer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN) is part of Expedia Inc., the leading online travel company in the world. EAN works with more than 10,000 private label partners globally, providing access to Expedia's highly competitive travel products, including hotels, packages, car, flights, insurance and destination services, and benefit from unrivalled supply quality. Further information about EAN can be found at www.ean.com.
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