Live Tile for My Trips for Windows

The new update that is available in the Windows Store for My Trips that fixes a number of reported issues and also adds Live Tile support!

Now you will see the My Trips tile show upcoming flight information for your next flight.

Here is an example of an up coming flight tile…

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Currently My Trips will show upcoming flight information only.  We are working on bringing support for showing different travel types and items your itinerary such as trains, hotels, car rentals etc…

This is a free update to My Trips .. so be sure to update the app to start seeing your Live Tile.

My Trips for Windows 8

Logo.scale-80My Trips for Windows 8 has just been released to the Windows Store. My Trips for Windows is a “Metro” or Full Screen app that works on all Windows versions of Windows 8.

Like the popular My Trips for Windows Phone it lets you take your TripIt.com travel plans when you when you travel.  It syncs them to your computer so that you have access to them whenever you need.

My Trips shows you a list of your upcoming trips, flight, lodging, car rental and other travel plan information. Additionally My Trips will give you detailed flight information such as departure and arrival dates, times and locations, confirmation numbers, airline information, passenger information & much more.

Go to the Windows Store and take a look! 

My Trips for Windows

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Live Tile!

Windows Phone is the only mobile phone that offers “Liveimage Tiles”. 

These are like a mini window into the application and show you information you need quickly right on the start screen.  No need to open the app!

Well here at AceWidgets we wanted to offer our users a Live Tile in My Trips, so we added one to version 4.

The My Trips Live Tile will offer users a glimpse into what their next flight details are when they have it pinned to the start screen.

Here are a few samples of what your tile might look like. 

The first is just the standard tile you will see when you don’t have any upcoming flights. The second is showing you an upcoming flight that is current on-time and the last one is when a flight is delayed.

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Trip-It Pro users have the benefit of TripIt monitoring their flights for delays and My Trips uses that information to show you if your flight is on time.  Non-Pro users will still get a live tile, but not real time flight status in the tile.

Our Live Tile is still in Beta while we smooth out any kinks in the system after launching it.

To turn on the Live Tile jump into the settings screen and switch it on.

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Note:  You need to pin My Trips to your start screen to get the Live Tile:

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If your Live Tile isn’t showing you correct information then we want to hear about it! :) Click the “status” “cog” beside the Live Tile switch in the Settings page & click the “Email Tile Problem Report” button to send us an email with some information we need to help.

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We hope our customers enjoy the Live Tile as much as we do.  We will continue to refine and tune it during the Beta period to get it just right.

As always if you have feedback, comments or suggestions please leave a comment or get in touch.

Thanks,

-Chris.

We <3 Feedback :)

We love hearing from our users.  It really helps us prioritize what to add to My Trips next and fix any issues people might have.

Some times we get extra special feedback.  Here is a bit of email we had this morning:

Dear AceWidgets,

Just wanted to say I love the newest updates to My Trips. I love the tile, the old one was a bore, but the new one fits in very nicely with the WP7 design. And the Live Tile is very cool!

I travel over 200,000 miles a year, so this app is a work horse for me

The app works perfectly and displays my Trip It information very nicely.

A couple of suggestions:

· Would like to see a world clock tab so I can see the time in my arrival city and set my watch easily

· Would like the option on Start to automatically open into the current trip rather than going to the trips tab.

· Would like different color icons for each item (Flight, Hotel, Car and such)

Thanks for creating such a great app!

Best regards,

Thanks a lot!  It means a lot to us getting feedback like this and we really appreciate someone going out of their way to send it.

We totally agree with the suggestions they have and we will be looking at adding them to My Trips over the next few releases.

Thanks!

-Chris.

Troubleshooting 3.6

We have had two reports from people today saying that after their upgrade to 3.6 they need to keep logging into TripIt each time they start My Trips.

This is obviously not what we intended and we are looking into the problem.

UPDATE 3: Version 3.7 is now available in the marketplace. It addresses the issue of forgotten settings/login information in pre-Nodo (March phone update) phones.

UPDATE: This issue is present on phones without the "NoDo" update from Microsoft. Please update to the "March Update" (NoDo) from Microsoft and this issue will not occur. We are working on a solution for pre-Nodo phones, but for the time being you will need to log into the app each time.

UPDATE 2: We have identified the issue and have submitted a new version to Microsoft. It should be out in the next couple of days.

For the time being, please uninstall My Trips from your phone and then re-install it from the Marketplace (if you bought it you won’t be charged twice).

We are very sorry for this inconvenience.  The vast majority of our users are running 3.6 happily, so for those of you seeing this issue we are deeply sorry.  Please leave a comment here if you are unable to resolve this issue using the steps above.

Thanks,

-Chris.

My Trips 3.6 gets a new face

My Trips version 3.6 is now in the marketplace, go get it now!

My Trips gets a new face in this release!  The first thing you will notice is the new tile, startup images and logo:

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Thanks to Randy Drisgill who helped us out with the new artwork!

We also added Facebook and Twitter integration!

Now when you are viewing a flight you can easily Tweet or post to Facebook when you are about to depart on that flight, or once you have arrived.  This is a great way to let your friends know where you are.

Simply click the “tweet/post” button on a flight:

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You have the option to connect to and choose either Twitter, Facebook or both.

If you tweet/post before your flights departure your update will read “Leaving Seattle (SEA) bound for London (LHR) on BA48”.  (obviously with your flight details)

If you tweet/post after your flight has departed you update will read “Arrived at London (LHR) on BA48”  (obviously with your flight details)

Here are a couple of samples:

Twitter:
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Facebook:
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The “Share” screen will remember what social networks you like to share on, so you won’t need to pick them each time.

If you want to disconnect a social network at any time you can do this from the newly arranged Settings page.

As usual please leave your comments and suggestions!  We love to hear your feedback!

Thanks,

-Chris.

My Trips 3.5 updates

My Trips version 3.5 has been released and we wanted to give you a run down of what’s new!

1. Network updates

You asked for it and we delivered!  Now you can hit the “network” button on the main trips page and you will see a list of all the updates from your TripIt network.

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2.  Who’s Close

On any given trip you can see who from your network is going to be close by.  My Trips shows you this on the main itinerary screen for a trip.  You can also click the “network” button to get a more details on who is close.

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3. Points tracker

For those who have a TripIt Pro subscription My Trips will now show you your points tracker information.  This includes mileage account information, activity and expiry details.

You access the points tracker by tapping on the star icon from the trips screen.

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Then you will be presented with a list of your points programs you have registered with TripIt.  Tap one to see its details.

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4. General tidy up

We also took the opportunity to tidy a few things up.  This includes some changes to layout of pages and alignments and some new work in the Settings screen.

In various screens you should now see better alignment of text.  For example in the screenshot below you will notice the better left alignment of text.  We are also using the your chosen highlight color in a few more places, like headings & links.

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In the settings screen we have adjusted the various settings so they are more user friendly and understandable too.

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Thanks again to everyone who uses and supports My Trips for Windows Phone 7.  We really appreciate your support.  If you have feedback, questions or just want to get in touch please leave us a comment here, or in the about screen of My Trips is a link to email us.

Thanks,

-Chris.

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