** Updated 1/13/2011: Version 3 is now available in the Windows Phone 7 marketplace ***
We just submitted version 3 of My Trips to the marketplace. It should be live within a few days for people to download or update to.
The price remains the same at $1.99USD and everyone who has bought My Trips so far gets version 3 for free!
Version 3 includes some new features as well as some bug fixes our wonderful and dedicated users have reported.
Here are some of the things we added:
1. Itinerary View…
We wanted to give you a way to view your entire trip in a sequential view. Itinerary view gives you a great way to scan your trip from beginning to end and drill into items. We left the same Flight, Cars, Lodging & Notes pivots there incase you want to quickly filter your trip down to those items.
2. All types of trip data
Version 3 now supports Transport, Restaurant, Cruise, Activity & Rail trip item types as well as all the standard ones v2 did like Flights, Cars, Lodging & Notes etc…
We also added a “booking” pivot on the flight details screen to view the booking information for that flight. e.g. booking site reference number, url, phone number etc…
3. Automatic refresh of data
We got feedback that it wasn’t clear why My Trips sometimes showed old data from TripIt. In v2 you needed to hit the refresh button to sync with TripIt to get the latest information.
In version 3 we have added automatic synchronization.
My trips will now sync your Trips list every 60 mins and individual trip data every 5 mins. You can always hit the Refresh button if you want to force a synchronization. This auto synchronization only happens while the application is open & if you open it for the first time in a while it will sync automatically. If you don’t have a connection to the internet for some reason My Trips will just show the latest data it has cached.
Also you can turn off Auto syncing in the settings screen if you like too 🙂
4. Flight Status
If you don’t have a TripIt Pro subscription you can now get flight status information via a handy link to FlightStats.com from the flight details page.
5. Online Check-In and Alternate Flights (TripIt Pro subscription required)
If you are a TripIt Pro subscriber (PS: you should be! Is awesome!!) then you will also see a Online Check-In and Alternate Flights link from the flight page. Handy for those frequent fliers on the move!
5. Trial mode “nag” screen adjusted
We were over the moon to be included in LifeHacker.com “Our list of the best WP7 apps”. Something they mentioned was the “very annoying nag window” in the My Trips Trial mode. Well in v3 we adjusted it so it is only shown on the Trips page. Hopefully this is a little less annoying 🙂
We also included a handful of bug fixes for various things that we had people report
- 24hr time formatting bug
- Issue viewing a flights details when you have two flights with the same flight number in the same itinerary
- Crash when you have travel items with no date set
- Only first confirmation number shown for a flight with multiple flight bookings in the itinerary
- Intermittent Time zone DB crash on application resume
Thanks for all the support and encouragement for My Trips! We are currently #1 paid application in the marketplace Travel section & in the first page of all travel apps (paid and free). All thanks you YOU!