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5 posts from July 2009

July 28, 2009

Making Business Travel a Pleasure: WorldMate for iPhone v.1.5

At WorldMate, we make it our business to create an iPhone travel application that keeps track of your travel itinerary, so you don’t have to.

We are constantly pushing the envelope to bring you a trip planner that is powered with the latest mobile phone technology. That’s why WorldMate for iPhone v.1.5 is the hottest travel itinerary application to date—and the only one you need.

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Exclusive New Features

Only WorldMate brings you iPhone apps with these exclusive features:

•  Automatic alerts delivered to your iPhone  will let you know if your flight has been delayed, diverted or canceled, or if the flight departure gate has been changed. 
•  These alerts are powered by iPhone’s new “Push” technology, and ensure that you are always in the loop, and that you never have to check for updates.

FlightAlert          ExternalAlert

HotelBooking

•  Our Smart Search for hotels refines your search to find the perfect hotel for you. Now you can search for a hotel near any location you choose, including city landmarks or the location of your next meeting. Choose to be in the thick of it near Times Square, or stick to Wall Street for a shorter commute to your conference.

Hotel bookings are always just a click away. New for iPhone: For last-minute booking, choose the “Near Me” option: Using a GPS sensor, WorldMate’s travel itinerary app will check where you are currently located, and then find all the hotels that are closest to you (and which match your preferences for budget, star rating, and amenities). You can then book the hotel directly through the WorldMate travel itinerary application, and show up at the hotel with your reservation ready to hand.


TipCalc • Tip Calculator: You’re at a restaurant in Hong Kong with colleagues, and the bill arrives. What do you do? Tipping practices vary from country to country—sometimes the service is included in the bill, while in other places you are not expected to leave a tip at all.

With the iPhone travel app’s new tip guide and calculator, you will be a pro at every restaurant in the world, from Paris to Singapore.


Find out more about WorldMate for iPhone

With the WorldMate trip planner for iPhone, your flight details, travel itinerary, and hotel searches are up to us. Enjoying the journey is up to you.

July 20, 2009

Latest Roundup of Parsing Improvements: From Axiom to Venere

Wow, the pace is picking up. Over the last 2 weeks we've added nine more providers to our Itinerary Generator parsing engine. This means that when you book travel with these companies, you can have WorldMate create itineraries for you automatically by simply forwarding the confirmation emails you get to trips@worldmate.com!

The nine lucky ones this time are:

American Express Logo 

Axiom: Axiom is Rearden Commerce's booking system for American Express. Apparently, there are many Axiom users who prefer WorldMate Live to Axiom's own mobile itinerary client. Gee, we wonder why...



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  Etihad Airways- Abu Dhabi's flag carrier serves many of our users in the Gulf states.



Lastminute.com website

Lastminute.com - Frankly, with Brent Hoberman on our advisory board, it's a little embarassing we didn't support them before. Lastminute.com is the UK's biggest online travel agency, not owned by Sabre.



MAS_Current2008_Logo Malaysian Airlines: The flag carrier of (you guessed it) Malaysia, operating out of Kuala Lumpur.



Skyeuropelogo  SkyEurope Airlines: A low-cost airline headquartered in Bratislava,serving Slovakia, Czech Republic and Austria.



Tigerairwayslogo 

Tiger Airways - A low cost airline based in Singapore.



Tuifly 

TUIFly - Germany's third largest airline, operating low cost and charter flight across Europe.



Vayama_logo_tiny   Vayama - An online travel agency which specializes in booking international air travel.



Venere_ logo_hpVenere - An online hotel reservation agency.





July 16, 2009

WorldMate Named AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

AO250 - AlwaysOn 250 Global Winner Badge

 If you've been following WorldMate, you probably appreciate the level of innovation and technological capabilities that we've put into our WorldMate mobile and web products. We're pretty happy with what we've built (although it's really just the tip of the iceberg in comparison to what we still want to build) and what we've achieved from a user following perspective so far. But nothing beats getting recognition from industry pundits, especially people like AlwaysOn and Tony Perkins .So we're simply thrilled to be named an AlwaysOn Global 250 company in Wireless. AlwaysOn editors compiled the seventh annual elite Global 250 list (previously known as the AlwaysOn 100) with assistance from KPMG's emerging business practice, KPMG VC Practice. Together they surveyed hundreds of venture investors, investment bankers, and technology insiders, who nominated more than 800 companies to determine the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners


Here's the WorldMate Named AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner Press Release.

And here's a link to the winners web page.

July 10, 2009

WorldMate Maintenance

Over the last few days, we've been experiencing significant server issues. We've not foreseen the dramatic increase in activity that the iPhone app brought upon us, and now we're quickly trying to beef up the system.
Over the coming weekend we will be upgrading key elements of our servers. Therefore we expect some or all of the system functionality to not be available from time to time. We apologize in advance for every inconvenience - we're doing this to provide our users with more capacity and capabilities!

July 06, 2009

Four Seasons, JetStar, CheapoAir and Shangri-la - WorldMate Itinerary Generator Upgrade

We've just upgraded WorldMate's automatic Itinerary Generator again. You know, the system that drives the automatic building of travel itineraries by parsing (reading) confirmation emails for you. Support was added for 4 new suppliers:

Fourseasons_logo Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts - A high-end hotel chain used by many WorldMate members






Shangri-logo   Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts - A world leading Asia-based luxury hotel group preferred by many business executive straveling to Southeast Asia.




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Cheapoair.com - a
budget travel site for US and Canadian travelers. This site offers airfares on all major and smaller airlines worldwide by searching multiple reservation systems.

369px-Jetstar_Logo.svg  JetStar Airways - A low-cost subsidiary of Qantas, based in Melbourne Australia and used frequently by our Australian customers (and boy we have a lot of these mates!)



Want to learn how to get the most of WorldMate's automatic travel plan builder? Read this article!