WorldMate for iPhone Takes Off- The World’s #1 Mobile Travel App Now Available for iPhone
The day has finally come. WorldMate is now available for the iPhone and iPod! We invested a ton of resources making this the biggest launch yet for our company, which is really saying something given our 9 year history. A big thank you for a job well done to our R&D and Product teams stewarded by Gilad and Jonathan.
WorldMate for iPhone is the culmination of over 100 man
years of mobile app development, and we think you'll find it one of the most
innovate, robust and rich iPhone apps to date. It
comes in two versions-- WorldMate (free) and WorldMate Gold ($39.99).
Each version packs a wealth of functionality:
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WorldMate for iPhone features the world-leading WorldMate Itinerary Generator. You can automatically have itineraries created by simply forwarding confirmation emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can export information directly from Microsoft Outlook using our Outlook Add-in. Or you can use the www.worldmate.com website to edit your trip, view your trip on the map and more. All this information is directly synchronized with your iPhone so that you have all the details at your fingertips while traveling.
Flight Schedule lookups are also included and we continue to work with OAG to provide schedules for almost every commercial flight worldwide. Many WorldMate members use this feature to search for low cost and regional airlines’ flights into certain cities. You often won’t get such details from Kayak or a major travel agency such as Expedia. Check it out before booking your next flight; it could save you a lot of time and money. And if you're stuck somewhere cause your flight was cancelled or you missed a connection - one click on Alternative Flights in your itinerary will help you figure out what your alternatives are - so by the time you speak to the airline / agent, you know what they can do for you.
And for something completely new, check out the brilliant weather graphics on the summary screen. WorldMate serves up a multitude of images depending on the current conditions. No more tiny weather icons. Now you can almost ‘feel’ the weather with a quick glance.
For the hard core WorldMate fans, you will notice that we are including advertising in the free version. This is a first for WorldMate and makes it possible to provide extra services such as complimentary Flight Schedules. Of course, for those of you who prefer to avoid the ads, there is WorldMate Gold, which includes customer support and the aforementioned automated flight status updates.
We are working on the next version - so let us know what else you want by commenting here. And if you like WorldMate and want to see us grow it further - please tell as many people as possible about it by sharing this post with your friends and colleagues!
... your Mates at WorldMate