SkyScanner updated to version 1.4 with more added functionality

SkyScanner, the popular (and highly rated) travel companion app, has recently been updated to version 1.4 with more functionality being pumped into the experience. The app integrates with the service on the SkyScanner website (opens in new tab), and the iOS and Android apps have both proven to be very popular. SkyScanner for Windows Phone is developed by Distinction - the folk behind AppFlow and Cocktail Flow.

The free app boasts the following features:

  • Search over 1000 airlines and travel agents to get the best deals
  • Watch flight prices: pin your flight searches to your start screen (prices update every hour)
  • Search trains too: compare rail travel and flights on major European routes
  • Available in more than 25 languages
  • 100% independent and shows ALL airlines including low-cost carriers and scheduled airlines
  • Email flight details to yourself for later
  • Share your flight details with friends, family or colleagues

So what's new in version 1.4? Users of SkyScanner for Windows Phone can now view flight prices for each day of an entire month / year , making it easier to choose the best deal. An "Everywhere" search feature is now also present, which enables the user to search for cheapest fares without entering specific destinations. As well as the two feature additions, a number of optimisation improvements and fixes were implemented.

Bonamy Grimes, Co-founder and Director of Mobile at Skyscanner, had the following to say about the app on Windows Phone:

"We launched our first app for Windows Phone late last year and it has been very well received. But we’re always trying to improve overall user experience, and it’s a testament to our mobile development team that we’ve managed to surpass even our own expectations of version 1.4 in such a short space of time."

Some positive words from a well used service. You can download SkyScanner from the Marketplace for free.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • Must say, a great app, I got some cheap flights to faro the other day!
  • Just updated and its made a great app even better! With the search any day feature being the best improvement for me. The UI is stunning aswell!
  • A must have app if you do air travel. Great app!!!
  • I've used Skyscanner both on my iPhone and my new Windows Phone - and I've found the Windows Phone version to be much cleaner (thanks to the Metro design) and more useful with pinning flights to my start screen. On my iPhone I had to open the app again and again to see the price changes - it's worth having the app just because of this feature!
  • Anyone know how to get the blue/white accent of the app? For me all I get is the dark/blue and settings doesn't let change it. I'll uninstall it and see if it changes.
  • nice looking and useful app
  • I really like this app and it's beautifully designed