Latest Telepresence and Visual Collaboration News:
TripIt debuts Kindle Fire apps and videoconferencing appointments
December 7, 2011 | Hogan Keyser
TripIt launched a couple of Kindle Fire apps and separately now can include certain videoconferencing appointments in your travel itinerary.
December 7, 2011 via Tnooz -- A unit of Concur, TripIt now offers free and paid apps available on Kindle Fire and in Amazon's Appstore for Android.
The free app contains advertising and the paid app, available for $3.99 per download, offers TripIt's itinerary management service without advertisements cluttering up the works.
With tablets all the rage, TripIt's new Kindle Fire and Android apps join earlier travel-related Android entries from Kayak, FlightTrack Pro, Yelp and others in the Amazon app store.
Meanwhile, the Brussels-based Global Videoconferencing Network and TripIt have completed some integration work.
TripIt now recognizes travelers' GVN videoconferencing appointments when they email their confirmations to TripIt.
This is the first time that TripIt has recognized videoconferencing virtual-meet-ups as part of its travel-itinerary organizing.
"Currently it is working via the email confirmation, which allows our customers to visualize their virtual face-to-face meetings integrated with all their other 'travel' information," says Glenn Wastyn, CEO of GVN. "We are also working on applying the TripIt button on our website so this happens directly without having to send the email."
Wastyn says GVN's telepresence services are available through online booking tools, travel agencies and hotels.
Videoconferencing is certainly beginning to attract the eye of others in the industry, with Sabre recently launching a global reservation system.
Meanwhile, top Amadeus consultant Brian Beard last week outlined why videoconferencing will not kill business travel.
Add New Comment
Telepresence Options welcomes your comments! You may comment using your name and email (which will not be displayed), or you may connect with your Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or DISQUS account.
27 April 2017 27 April 2017 14 April 2017
27 April 2017
First Multi-Language Web Conferencing Software with Automatic Voice Translation, Captions, and Interpretation Launched by Translate Your World27 April 2017 27 April 2017
20 April 2017
The new Suitable technologies BeamPro PTZ+L telepresence robot for the healthcare industry has a laser14 April 2017 27 March 2017
See what happens when YouTube and TPO come together at the Telepresence Options YouTube Channel.