Expedia relaunches in the Windows Phone Store as a native app

Expedia, one of the biggest online travel services, released a Windows Phone app in 2014. Unfortunately, it was just a wrapper that duplicated its mobile web site.

Today, Expedia launched an update that ditches the web wrapper for a full-featured native app experience.


The app, which is exclusively for Windows Phone 8.1, allows users to find and book the best prices on airline flights, hotels and rental cars. In fact, Expedia claims its app is the only one on the Windows Phone platform that combines the prices of rental cars in vacation packages. Here's what else they have to say about the app:

"We designed the new Expedia app for Windows Phone to take advantage of several unique experiences found exclusively on the Windows platform. Our app now integrates support for Live Tiles so you can get real-time updates on your Expedia trip itinerary right on the Start screen. We also have enabled voice commands to make it easier than ever to conduct a travel search. Need a nearby hotel tonight? Or to hop on a flight fast? A simple command to Cortana will help you on your way!"

This is certainly a huge step up from the first version of the Expedia app and we hope to see more support and features in future updates.

Download Expedia from the Windows Phone Store (Fixed) (Free)

via: Blogging Windows

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John Callaham