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Expedia has released a new app that now allows users to search for hotels and flights at the same time. Using a single search box you can enter a city name, landmark, or airport code and the app will find hotels and flights without having to enter dates specific details at the start. This will save travelers valuable time in trying to match up different flight and hotel offers.
The app also includes a Collections section, which presents you with vacation destinations if they are not sure where they want to go yet. Once you're sure about your vacation locale, the Expedia Tablet App has an integrated trip planner you can use. It takes care of booking, lets you view upcoming travel details, and can share your itinerary with family and friends via email or text message.
You can pick up the Expedia Hotels & Flights on the App Store for free.
Texting and driving is a serious problem. According to the National Safety Council, mobile use is now the leading cause of death behind the wheel with a crash occurring every 30 seconds involving texting and driving. OMW (On My Way),by Studio Tentpole, is a free iPhone app that is trying to change that. OMW believes that many of these texts are to people you’re on your way to meet.
The app allows users to connect with the people you are going to meet and then the app creates a custom webpage where invited friends can follow your distance and ETA from any phone, tablet, or computer. The page is updated in real time so there is no need to constantly text where you are and when you might arrive.
Studio Tentpole says "The idea for OMW came when cofounder Mark Tholking was picking up his wife from her office in downtown San Diego. Every day, he would text his ETA, and every day, whether he was early or late, one of them ended up waiting outside, annoyed. He decided to build an app that could let him focus on driving while giving her updates on his location until he arrived."
In no time flat, OMW became the featured app in the Travel section of the App Store. You can pick it up for free from the App Store.
London based or simply planning on visiting soon? Jump might just be what you're in need of.
Newly released to the App Store, the app lets you to track bus progress in real time - allowing you to not only see what bus stops are around you but also giving you the heads up on when you should start heading to the bus stop to catch your ride. In theory, it'll mean you need never wait around in the rain for your bus again. Because, yes, London can be pretty rainy at times.
The free version of the app allows you to view what buses are coming up as well as what bus stops are nearby, while for $1.99, you can enjoy push notifications so you know when to get moving.
Jump is out now on the App Store.
Friendly London, by Intervox (makers of Friendly New York and Friendly Barcelona), is a travel guide for having the best time you can in London. With its insider take on local-only places, restaurants, music venues, and more, Friendly London makes finding your way around that much easier.
The app allows you to filter what you want to do by interest and includes info on opening hours, websites, and phone numbers. You can easily figure out directions as each location is pinned on a map. Friendly London also offers offline mode in the full version.
Make London feel more like home with the Friendly London app, which is available now on the App Store for free.
Expedia just updated its iPhone/iPod Touch app to add a digital hub called the Media Lounge.
The Media Lounge presents users hand-picked content meant to make travel easier and more enjoyable. It allows them to download premium content every month via iTunes - stuff like travel guides, wi-fi finders, and more. The first Media Lounge offering is Over, a photo-editing app (regularly $1.99) that enables travelers to personalize photos by adding text and artwork.
All this is in addition to the saving, booking, and itinerary tools already present in the app (which, outside the update, are also available to iPad users).
The Expedia app is available for free on the App Store.