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Which are the best travel mobile apps of 2016?

Applications have turned out to be an indispensable part of any travel planning. Before you set out for the journey, you use them to make airline reservations, book hotels and even it is used to prepare your travel itinerary. With regard to the user ratings, a recent study conducted by The Application Resource Center (ARC) has found the distinction between both best and worst travel portal applications. ARC is the digital magazine wing of Applause. It released a third annual report by focusing specifically on applications rating.

Best travel mobile apps of 2016

Best travel mobile apps of 2016

The Best Travel Apps of 2016” was found by analyzing three million reviews from App Store and Google Play. For the analysis 118 popular iOS and Android travel apps were selected from the popular list of applications being used by the travelers in the United States. Though there were some really good apps in the favorability scale ARC chose 6 apps due to their popularity among the users.

Out of the 8 criteria for ranking the apps like Navigate, Book, Cruise, Ride, Explore, Drive, Stay and Fly; some of the apps scored high rankings due to its extreme popularity. Find more details as shown below:

Best travel apps of 2016

After analyzing more than 50,000 reviews, the apps which were identified as the highly quality tested and used apps were given scores; GasBuddy (85.0), (84.0), Groupon (82.5), Waze by Google, TripAdvisor (74.0), Yelp (67.5).  

Best travel mobile apps of 2016

Best travel mobile apps of 2016

GasBuddy’s outstanding score is meaningful. This app is really useful for the travelers because there would be no one who doesn’t want to miss the chance of buying cheap priced gas. Its attributes are a wide array of qualities like easy, useful, fun, simple and highly recommendable.

Among all the travel apps is frequently being used by travelers. It is because of the stability exhibited in performance. Groupon was recognized for the application’s high usability rate, pricing, satisfaction, and performance. The major facts that make Waze stand out in the competition are the content and interoperability of this application. Content and the elegance exhibited by TripAdvisor makes it favorite too. Customer delight and usability with simple features make Yelp one of the best travel apps in the app market.

These applications need to undergo optimizations which favor best mobile moments. Functional testing and security audits can help these apps to identify the issues and improve the user rating.

To conclude we can say that the apps need to adapt agile mobile development processes to provide excellent customer experiences. Apps should be developed after researching about the target audience and analyzing their requirements. This will result in giving a simple user interface with quick responses.

How has facebook and twitter has helped travel reservation systems and web portals to grow?

In online travel booking domain or OTA web application portals, one of the eminent changes that we have seen is the impact of social media and the impact that they have on transforming the whole idea of sales of travel deals online. The present time advertisement provides more emphasis on customer engagement and building the very important element of “TRUST” among the customer. Building trust among the customer has been never being such an eminent part of advertisement as it is now. Success of online travel software totally depends on that.


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