Well, we got off to a roaring start in the Windows Phone marketplace with our version 1 product. It was great to see all the downloads and excitement about there finally being a TripIt application for these devices.
So firstly, THANK YOU! to everyone who is using our application!
It was also great to see so many people give us ideas for what to include in the next release. We wanted to release version 2 as soon as we had a good amount of that work done.
I’m pleased to say that v2 is now live in the Windows Phone Marketplace!
we have just submitted version 2 to the marketplace and it is in testing as we speak. It should hit the marketplace in the next couple of days.
Here is some of the feedback we heard & what we did about it 🙂
1. More types of information needed, accommodation, cars etc…
We have added Car rentals, lodgings & notes in v2. The example below is for a car rental:
2. Shared Trips please!
Now in version 2 you can flip right to “shared trips” from the trips page & see all the trips where you are not a traveller, but have been shared the trip.
3. Gate, Flight Status and baggage claim information please!
Now if you have a subscription to TripIt Pro you will get up to date flight status, baggage claim and gate information on the flight details page. If you don’t have a TripIt Pro subscription we will just show you the details from your tripit itinerary.
4. Maps, phone numbers and links
Now when you see an address in a booking like a car rental or note you can click through to a map of that location. Same goes for phone numbers, click to dial. And finally same again for web urls, click to open in a browser.
5. Trial mode please!
We had a couple of people email us and say they don’t buy apps without trailing them first. We agreed and added the option to try before you buy. In trial mode you are limited to seeing one trip & one flight in that trip. Everything else is the same. Click the “Buy Now” button in the app to go to the marketplace and upgrade to the full version.
We also included a handful of bug fixes for various things that we had people report (like 12 hour time format without leading 0’s).
Also we bumped the price to $1.99 given we have a much more comprehensive app now. We don’t expect that price to go up again in the near future … but all those who have already bought the app get all the upgrades for free … so thanks for buying!
Here is a direct link to the app in the marketplace (Zune client software required)
Thanks for all the support and encouragement for My Trips!