A sneak peek at Google’s upcoming travel app, Trips


News that Google would soon begin testing a new mobile travel application leaked out last week, and now we have more details, including screenshots, of what that app will look like. The app, called Trips, is being trialed with a small group of testers, and will allow users to keep track of past and upcoming trips, while also making recommendations about tourist destinations, restaurants, local transportation options, and more.

Access to the Trips mobile app is only being made available to members of Google’s Local Guides program.

A revamp and rebranding of Google’s prior City Experts effort, Local Guides launched last year as Google Maps’ competitor to Yelp’s Elites. As with Yelp, program members are offered a variety of rewards and benefits in exchange for writing business reviews, posting photos, and helping to fill in and correct Maps information.

One of those benefits, as Google previously indicated, is early access to new Google products and features. This appears to be one example of that perk in action.

According to the initial leak, Local Guides were invited to be among the first to try a new “travel assistant app for Android and iPhone.”

What’s interesting about the new app is that it’s able to pull in your trip information just by scanning

Article source: http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/29/a-sneak-peek-at-googles-upcoming-travel-app-trips/

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