Google Trips

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Google Trips
Google Trips Logo.svg
Developer(s)Google
Initial releaseSeptember 19, 2016; 3 years ago (2016-09-19)
Stable release(s)
Android1.14 / June 3, 2019; 7 months ago (2019-06-03)[1]
iOS1.20 / June 3, 2019; 7 months ago (2019-06-03)[2]
PlatformAndroid, iOS
TypeTrip planner
Websitewww.google.com/trips/

Google Trips was a trip planner mobile app developed by Google for the Android and iOS operating systems. The mobile app launched on September 19, 2016 for Android and iOS and was shut down on August 5th, 2019. The same trip planning functionality continues to be available at http://google.com/travel.[3][4]

History[edit]

The mobile app launched on September 19, 2016 for Android and iOS. Google announced in May 2019 of providing desktop functionality to trip planning and integrating some of the trip planning features within Google Maps.[5] In June 2019 Google announced that support for Google Trips would end on August 5, 2019.[6]

Features[edit]

In order to use the app, a Google account was required.[4] Google Trips allowed users to plan for upcoming trips with summarizing info about the user's destination in several categories such as day plans, reservations, and things to do.[3] The app launched with complete day guides to more than 200 major cities.[7]The mobile app also facilitated locating flight, hotel, car, and restaurant reservations for the trip based on emails from the user's Gmail.[8]

Justin Sablich from The New York Times compared the features in Google Trips to those in Gogobot.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Google Trips - Plan Your Trip". Apps on Google Play. Google. June 3, 2019. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Google, Inc. (June 3, 2019). "Google Trips - Plan Your Trip". App Store. Apple. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Frank, Stefan (September 19, 2016). "See more, plan less – try Google Trips". The Keyword. Google. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Newton, Casey (September 19, 2016). "Google Trips is a killer travel app for the modern tourist". The Verge. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  5. ^ Holden, Richard (May 14, 2019). "There's an easier way to plan and organize your trips—here's how". The Keyword. Google. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "Use Google Trips app features in Google Search & Maps". Google Trips Help. Google. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Sablich, Justin (September 21, 2016). "How to Use Google to Plan Your Trip". The New York Times. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  8. ^ "Google Trips". Google Trips homepage. Google. Retrieved August 22, 2018.

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