I’ve stumbled upon a pretty neat little iPhone app that I’m trying. It’s called TripTracker, and I have to tell you, so far I really like it. By happenstance, I noticed a post in the FlyerTalk.com thread on AA’s new iPhone app that mentioned TripTracker, so I thought I’d give it a try. Two apps are available, TripTracker (free), and TripTracker Pro ($4.99). As far as I can tell, the only discernable difference is the pro version is free of advertising, while the free version which I am testing features small and not annoying ads on the bottom of the screen.
Unlike TripIt, TripTracker works off of your frequent traveler accounts and automatically adds your itineraries, hotel stays, and rental car information almost immediately after they are booked. There’s no need to forward your itineraries via email. Simply enter your frequency account number and password, and TripTracker does the rest. You can also add your flight information manually. In addition to your basic travel information, TripTracker offers live flight status updates as well.
Tuesday will be my first opportunity to test TripTracker during a travel day. If it doesn’t work as advertised, I’ll be sure to let you know. In the meantime, if you are looking for a simple and effective way to manage your travel information, TripTracker is worth the free download and then some. Depending on how it performs this week, I am likely to download the ad-free version soon.