Google Debuts 'Trips' Travel App for Android and iOS
Google today released a new application for Android and iOS devices that's meant to help people plan vacations and other trips. The app provides information about cities and points of interest, as well as all the details associated with traveling to and from those locations. The idea is to give people a single app where they can manage everything to do with their trips. For example, plane, train, bus, and hotel reservations are automatically added from Gmail so they are in a single place on the phone. The app will offer suggestions for day plans complete with maps, routes, and food/drink options along the way. The app can also provide suggestions for nearby attractions while travelers are on the go, or suggest places that might require a small amount of travel to find. Last, the app stores all data offline so it can be accessed when the phone has no internet connection. Google Trips is free to download from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store.
Google Adds Multi-Stop Directions to Maps
Google gave Google Maps users the ability to plan multi-stop trips. The latest version of Google Maps allows people to add multiple destinations to a single excursion.
Google's Inbox Now Able to Share Travel Details
Google today made it simpler for Inbox users to share the details of upcoming trips. The existing Trip Bundles feature, which packages together various facets of trips (flight details, car rentals, calendar appointments, etc.), can now be shared with others.
Google Maps for iOS Gains Multiple-Stop Tool
Google has added the ability to plan multi-stop trips to its app for iPhones and iPads. The latest version of Google Maps for iOS allows people to add multiple destinations to a single excursion.
Samsung and Expedia Partner On Travel App
Samsung and Expedia today announced Expedia for Samsung, an app meant to help Samsung Galaxy device owners find and book trips. The app features what Expedia calls the Samsung Collection, a launch screen that helps people discover new destinations.