WorldMate has offered its solution to this need on various mobile platforms for some time and claims an impressive 5 million active users worldwide. Filling a significant gap in its service, WorldMate launches on Android today.
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The app offers travel alerts including flight reminders, flight status lookup via Flightstats.com, hotel search and booking via Hotels.com, currency information and weather.
Given Android’s excellent built-in support for notifications, the OS should be a good fit for WorldMate. If you’re a busy traveller or just tend to spend a bit too long in duty free leading to nearly missed flights (I’ll raise my hand to that offence) a handy reminder could be just what you need.
WorldMate has a high profile rival in the shape of TripIt. The two companies offer similar featuresets, operating to a freemium model with a mixture of free and paid-for services. It’s worth noting that what may be one of the most useful features for many users, flight notifications, is paid for on both WorldMate and Tripit.