WorldMate Mobile Travel Service keeps making travel easier

By Bla1ze on 13 Jul 2010 12:01 pm EDT
WorldMate Mobile Travel Service keeps making travel easier

When you are a BlackBerry user and you travel; be it often or just simply on random occassions, I have never come across a better application then Worldmate. Personally, I use it on my BlackBerry and when I had an iPhone I also had it installed there as well. The latest news from Worldmate is that they have updated to version 4.0. This update, brings a lot to the table in terms of how exactly Worldmate function and how it can better assist you in your travels. A new service addition has been added to Worldmate:

WorldMate introduces TripCatch to their BlackBerry application, an opt-in service that monitors a user's BlackBerry inbox for travel confirmation emails and then automatically imports them into their WorldMate account. Skipping the manual step for users, TripCatch grabs confirmation for flights, hotels, rental cars and more, generating detailed trip itineraries. Ensuring privacy, TripCatch is certified with the Privacy Seal from TRUSTe so the only information accessed is explicitly allowed by the user.

With TripCatch automation, confirmation emails for flights, hotels, rental cars and more generate detailed trip itineraries. The WorldMate service also includes flight alerts, calendar synchronization, and itinerary integration with mapping, navigation and LinkedIn contacts. Using TripCatch bypasses the old method of adding items to you itinerary wherein you had to forward all conformation emails to a specific email address before they would be added. TripCatch is an opt in service as well, so if you try it out and do not like you you may opt out at any time.

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WorldMate Mobile Travel Service keeps making travel easier


I liked Worldmate a lot but then I found Tripcase. It gives you more for free than Worldmate and I think it does just as good a job.

I'm one of those anti-Worldmate folks. I think TripIt does a better job at handling my trips. That's from using both for a few years and eventually dropping Worldmate.

I'm glad that Worldmate is at least paying lip-service to privacy these days - although TrustE is mostly a feel-good industry shill that is designed to assuage the concerns of citizens without actually doing much to enforce useful industry standards for privacy.

When I installed Worldmate on my BB, Worldmate snagged my email address WITHOUT MY PERMISSION from my device, and used it to subscribe me to their mailing list.

I sent them a nasty letter about that, and am considering filing a spam complaint against them as a result.

I used to use Worldmate, then I tried TripIt. Haven't looked back. It is far superior to handling travel emails, has less crapware components and a much easier UI.

Not saying it's Worldmate's update, but ever since I upgraded it to 4.0, my phone will not reset. Could be coincidence, but that's the only different thing I've done in the past 24 hours..