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TripAdvisor gets a Mango makeover in latest update for Windows Phone

For those who travel a lot, the official TripAdvisor app seems like one of those things that you would want to have on your Windows Phone. Providing info on hotels, restaurants, reviews, detailed descriptions and the ability to dial directly, the app in theory is great. In reality, the previous version received many complaints and it maintained a low 2.5 stars out of 100 reviews.

But anyone can turn things around and TripAdvisor has done that with version 2.0--a major overhaul of the app itself in terms of functions and UI. The new UI is very Metro influenced and looks great in addition to being very smooth with transitions and data loading. We've been playing around with it for the last hour and we think it's a keeper. Kudos to the TripAdvisor devs for making a solid app update.

Pick up TripAdvisor for free here in the Marketplace. Thanks, Steve F., for the tip!

Daniel Rubino
Executive Editor

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

  • Finally, guess all my email complaining worked! It actually looks sexy now! Well done TA (even if it was a year late)
  • Seriously?? They actually went ahead and did that?? Wow, that's eating humble pie. Next up is Verizon.:)
  • Nice, gonna give it a 2nd chance now :)
  • Can't view any pics of the hotels? Am I missing something?
  • Great. The old version was just their webpage - packaged as an app. It was horrible UI!!
    I gonna give this version a spin and then give them my comments and stars...
  • It's about time!
  • Finally!!! Gr8
  • I'll give it a second try... If the Devs improved the app that much then I'll give them another shot.
  • There is something missing!!!
    Where is the flights section?