Here's a nice treat for those who travel a lot, Skyscanner is now available for free in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Based off of the site (opens in new tab), the app is wildly popular on the iPhone and Android and now has been brought over to our OS by Distinction, the team behind Cocktail Flow and AppFlow--so you know it has to be good. From the press release:
"In addition to allowing users to search millions of routes on over 1000 airlines to find the cheapest flights in seconds, the app also lets users track prices of selected flights with the unique ‘Live Tile’ function of Windows Phones. Users can pin selected flights to their start screen and the prices automatically update every hour. "
Awesome. We just launched it ourselves and it sure makes us want to fly somewhere--smooth and elegant is what this app has. Plus it just feels kind of smart the way the UI is laid out. So for you frequent fliers out there, you'll definitely want to try this one out. Pick it up here in the Marketplace.
Press release after the break...
New From Skyscanner
Skyscanner launches app for Windows Phone
Monday 12 December 2011
The free app will be available to download across all Windows Phones, including the new Nokia Lumia 800.
In addition to allowing users to search millions of routes on over 1000 airlines to find the cheapest flights in seconds, the app also lets users track prices of selected flights with the unique ‘Live Tile’ function of Windows Phones. Users can pin selected flights to their start screen and the prices automatically update every hour.
Barry Smith, Skyscanner Director of Mobile commented:
Nick Hedderman, Head of Consumer Marketing for Windows Phone UK at Microsoft commented:
Keith Varty, Head of EDX from Nokia added:
The Skyscanner app is available free from the Windows Phone Marketplace.
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Am I missing something or is the live tile functionality not included yet? Doesnt work for me, definitely cant see a way to pin multiple flights.
Indeed, tough time here too. I'll ask...
Once you select a particular flight/round trip option, you'll find the pin button at the bottom of the screen. I haven't booked any trips using it yet, but I'm sure it will be very handy next time I travel.
Worked, thanks for the tip.
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