New Expedia app launches for Android and iOS, built on popular FlightTrack technology

Daniel Bader

November 14, 2012 6:06pm

Expedia, like many other web-based startups, tethered its future to mobile last year when it purchased popular app developer Mobiata. Famous for its best-selling FlightTrack suite of apps for iOS and Android, the company has been quietly building Expedia’s next wave of mobile apps.

Today, Expedia 2.0 launches, supporting both hotels and flights. While mobile flight booking has yet to be enabled internationally, Canadian users can purchase same-day hotel rooms and find deals for upcoming hotel stays using the revamped interface.

Like the competition such as Hotel Tonight, Hipmunk,,, Orbitz and others, Expedia’s new app is picture-heavy, focusing on only the necessary features to quickly book a hotel with as few taps as possible.

We searched for deals in Toronto, New York and San Francisco and found a number of excellent prices for brand name hotels that weren’t available in other apps. The apps’s usefulness will increase exponentially when it enables flight search and bookings for Canadians, but until then give it a try and let us know what you think.

Download Expedia Hotels for Android and iOS.

Via: TNW

  • Serious

    Just don’t use apple maps to get to the airport. You may find yourself lost, or it could be that your using the maps wrong.

  • Steven

    What???!!! They actually made a true, nice looking Android inspired design rather than a shitty looking iPhone port? I’m amazed. More companies should take note.

  • reality check

    Ugh, looks ugly to me. I know it’s not on Android yet, but SkyDrive has a much better design imo

  • Sixteen12

    Wow, the Android one looks way better. That’s gotta be a first for a two platform app.

  • Serious

    The layout looks like W8.. IMO

  • Intuiitive Consulting

    Sounds like some early adopters of dead end WP8, or owners of long in the tooth iOS devices are awake little jealous they can’t run the Android apps and thanks to the benevolent guards of their walled gardens, they aren’t likely to see a quick&easy ported version any time soon.

    Why can’t people just be grateful for nice things

  • RC

    Why does the photo make it look like the Galaxy Nexus is smaller than the iPhone?

  • daveloft

    The app is gorgeous, fluid, extremely functional and is actually optimized for tablets. I’ve used it on both a Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7. Unfortunately for some reason, flights are not an option on the tablet.

  • phil

    anyone know whats the phone on the left of the iphone?