Google Glass hitches ride with travel organiser TripIt

tripitTripIt, a travel organising app with more than 10 million users, has launched on Google Glass. The app lets travellers obtain trip information ‘at eye level’ when faced with gate changes, flight delays and cancellations… but the more interesting features are not free, they will cost $49 a year.

This form of, yes you guessed it, Glassware means travellers can keep their smartphone tucked away, while all the information needed to make a journey as smooth as possible is in sight. Flight details are displayed conveniently upon arrival at the airport, followed by a car rental, hotel, and any other travel reservations previously forwarded by email.

“TripIt and Google share a common goal to organise information and create technology to make people’s lives better. All your flight status updates are presented in plain view, freeing up your hands and making it easier to stay engaged with the world around you,” said said Rich Adams, Head of Mobile for TripIt.

Now that Google Glass is beginning to hit critical mass, especially in North America, it is interesting to see where price points will emerge. TripIt’s offering is essentially a Freemium model for basic features, then a dollar per week as a subscription model. This is a price point that is likely to be emulated by many publishers and developers.

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Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.


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Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.