Skyscanner's highly rated travel search app, which allows users to find the cheapest flights on the go, has received 10 million downloads.
The free app was first launched on the iPhone in February 2011 and is available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone and, most recently, BlackBerry.
Skyscanner’s free app is available in over 30 languages and is downloaded every five seconds across devices as travellers increasingly look for inspiration and plan their trip on the move. Almost a third of the 30 million monthly visits to the Skyscanner site come via mobile, while in some markets in Asia more than 50% of visits are via mobile devices.
The most popular destination search for mobile users is the ‘Everywhere’ option which allows users to browse all destinations in order of price, providing inspiration on places to visit in a given week, month or year.
Skyscanner has also updated its hugely popular Android app. The new version of the app offers the same powerful features and flexibility of the Android app and now allows users to add flight searches onto a widget, which can be added to the phone’s desktop to monitor price changes or get inspiration for destinations for a specific month or date.
Gareth Williams, CEO and Co-founder of Skyscanner says:
“One of our main goals is to let people plan their travel when they want, where they want and how they want. We have reached 10 million downloads of our mobile app far sooner than we had anticipated and have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback our app has received. We want to provide people with the most powerful and flexible travel search app that’s also very user-friendly, and looking to the future there are some really exciting developments on the horizon that we’re exploring with voice recognition tools.”
Bonamy Grimes, Co-founder and Director of Mobile at Skyscanner said:
“Our mobile development team deserves so much credit for having produced a full range of the most highly rated apps in travel search. It’s nice to take a moment to consider how far we’ve come in little over a year and the 10 million downloads number is a great milestone for everyone at Skyscanner.”
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