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October 16, 2012

Priceline.com Revamps Travel App for iPhone 5


Many people knew that when the Apple iPhone (News - Alert) 5 was launched, there were going to be a couple of different changes made to its basic design. Whether it’s the new pin connector or the way the earbuds were crafted to fit the ear just a little bit better, there were changes being made to make the iPhone series that make the 5th generation much better than its predecessors. 

What people may not have realized was how some companies would change their own products to better take advantage of the new phone. Priceline is one company that juiced up its iPhone app to take better advantage of the new iPhone 5.

Priceline announced earlier this week that their newest iPhone travel app has a new way to make reservations with airlines, no matter how last minute you decide to make them. The application also has a whole host of services that allow for other last-minute reservations such as getting a hotel room, flagging a taxi and renting a car. 

The application has been named one of the best apps around for travelers by several different travel magazines.

"Convenience is a big part of our mission in serving the mobile device-equipped traveler," said John Caine, Priceline.com's chief product officer. "With the addition of our new airline search-and-book feature, these travelers now have all of the essential elements of a trip itinerary - hotel rooms, rental cars and airline tickets – available on one free app."

The newest version of the Priceline application has also been optimized to be viewed on the new iPhone 5’s larger screen. The application comes packed with a bunch of new features that will make booking your vacation easier than ever before from a mobile device. 

Among the new features is an airport locator that actually lists the departures and departure times of all flights closest to the user, making it that much easier to find a flight convenient for them. The application has also been carefully crafted to have easily identifiable native navigation for even the newest Apple (News - Alert) subscribers.




Edited by Braden Becker
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