Trip Tracker for the iPhone is a wonderful application that the frequent flyer will love! Developed by PageOnce, the app targets to be your one-stop place to manage all your trip itineraries. It lets you manually build your trip plan by adding your flight, hotels and car rental information. But if you own frequent flyer account or other hotel accounts, the app can also “automagically” imported all the flight and hotel details, minimizing all the hassles of manual input.
The app is simple and intuitive. Once you launch Trip Tracker, you’re presented with a summary screen of your trip schedule. To add any new information to the app, simply tap “New” and you will present to you three buttons: Flight, Hotel, Car rental. When you click on one you will be presented with two more options: Automagically, or manually. If you choose automagically, you just need to provide your frequent user account information and any booking made will be automatically updated to your iPhone app. If you choose manually, you then scroll through the list of providers and pick your airline, flight number, hotel, city, car rental agency and dates?.i.e. manually setting up your trip information.
The app does not just save your trip plan. It also provides live flight tracking worldwide and let you check gate number, delays and cancellations, as well as, baggage claims. You get your hotel confirmation numbers and the check in/out dates along with the phone number and a Google map with the hotel location. For car rentals, you can check the car rental confirmation number, the pick-up/drop off dates and the contact information of the rental company within the app.
Unlike other similar applications, it’s not a must to register an account to use the service. But by signing up the Trip Tracker (which is free), you can also manage your itinerary via the online website. And all the changes are automatically synchronized back to the iPhone app.
As an registered user, you can enjoy free email alerts directly in your inbox. And, if you have push notification enabled on iPhone, the app can also notify you directly when there is any itinerary updates. Another feature available to registered users is the ability to block access to the app from the website. This is an excellent security feature. Thus, if you lose your iPhone (which has all your trip account information on it) you can visit the website and block access to the app on your iPhone.
All in all, this app is very easy to use and is extremely handy if you are frequent flyer. Once you set up your frequent user programs that you normally book through, you automatically have a lot of very useful information. Best of all, Trip Tracker is a free iPhone app and you can download it via App Store [iTunes link].