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Tripadvisor Apple watch app launch on Apr 24


TripAdvisor will launch a TripAdvisor Apple Watch app for the Apple watch app store on April 24 said the company. The app, with features designed specifically for the new Apple Watch, will provide access to TripAdvisor traveller reviews, ratings and photos of hotels, restaurants and attractions.

The Apple Watch includes a new feature called ‘Glances’, which allows users to get updates from their favourite apps with a swipe up from the watch face. The TripAdvisor Glance provides timely recommendations to help users discover nearby points of interest based on the person’s location (using GPS) and time of day. For example, at noon, TripAdvisor Glance will automatically find the highest-rated restaurant near the user’s current location and suggest the place to go for lunch.

“With the launch of the TripAdvisor Apple Watch app, users can now carry the invaluable insights of millions of travellers on their wrists,” said Adam Medros, Senior Vice President of Global Product, TripAdvisor. “Whether around town or travelling somewhere new, the app helps make exploring on-the-go even more elegant and effortless,” Medros added.

The TripAdvisor Apple Watch app will include features like walking directions using GPS technology and Apple Maps. It will allow travellers to save their favourite restaurants, attractions and hotels and view them later on another Apple device or on TripAdvisor’s site. It will also let travellers adjust their search range for points of interest between 1, 5 and 10 miles and sort options, such as ranking businesses according to their popularity or by distance.

“TripAdvisor is already the world’s most popular travel app with 175 million mobile app downloads worldwide on the phone and tablet, and we look forward to extending our timely travel insights to even more people through the Apple Watch,” said Medros.

Musafir Namah Bureau


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