SAN FRANCISCO, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TripIt, the leading mobile trip organizer from Concur (Nasdaq CNQR), has released its free iPad application in the iTunes store. Now, travelers can access all their trip reservations in one place on the top-ranking tablet – including air, hotel, entertainment and more. With the swipe of a finger, road warriors can enhance their travel experience by accessing a new mapping feature along with GPS-enabled driving directions, airport information, and even seat assignments, all designed to make traveling easier.
The TripIt Community has Spoken
TripIt users have been asking for an iPad app to access the same simple tools they rely on for smooth travels on Tripit.com and their smartphones. iPad interest level has reached new heights from one year ago when just 9 percent of TripIt users owned an iPad. New survey data reveals that more than 70 percent of TripIt users own an iPad, or plan to purchase one in the future.*
In response, TripIt's product, design and engineering teams accelerated the development of a custom-built iPad experience that leverages the larger resolution display. In contrast to what a mobile user might expect on-the-run, the app was designed to translate ample pixels into interactive features for the tablet-toting traveler at rest - whether it's in a hotel room, or board room.
Exclusive to the iPad app, a master map captures the entire trip and individual maps are provided on each page of the itinerary. Over time, the app will be updated to incorporate additional features that travelers have come to know and love in the TripIt for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry apps, at m.tripit.com, and on the web.
"The iPad offers a multitude of possibilities for an enhanced travel experience with its stunning display and portability, so it's no surprise that our users were hungry for a native app," says Gregg Brockway, General Manager and co-founder, TripIt. "The new mapping capability and graphics will delight iPad loyalists, and we have room to grow with future releases."
How it Works
TripIt for iPad is now available in the iTunes App Store. Once downloaded, new users can create a TripIt account inside the app, while existing users can immediately access all their itineraries at-a-glance. In addition, TripIt Pro users will be able to see which flights are being monitored. Travelers can explore each itinerary in detail from the app, including:
- Master map of the entire trip itinerary
- Contextual maps for airports, hotels, ground transportation, restaurants or entertainment venues
- Seat assignments, alternate flights and open seats
- Airport terminal information
For more information about TripIt for iPad, as well as other mobile devices, visit http://tripit.com/uhp/mobile.
TripIt®, the leading mobile travel organizer from Concur, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNQR), makes millions of travelers' lives easier by storing trip plans in one place. To get started, simply forward confirmation emails to email@example.com and TripIt does the rest; combining transportation, accommodations, dining and entertainment into a central itinerary that's accessible on smart phones and online – and it's free. TripIt Pro is a premium service that gives frequent travelers peace of mind from check-in to baggage claim, by monitoring and sending alerts for flight or fare changes. TripIt for Business provides visibility into employee travel for small to medium-sized businesses. 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.
*Surveys were conducted in May 2010 and April 2011 by TripIt. Additional data and methodology available by request.