We’re pleased to announce that, beginning today, the Expedia app is available for download in the Windows Phone Store. We’ve heard from various customers who use Windows Phones that they were interested in having access to our app on the Windows platform and we are excited to offer them a new Expedia experience for Windows devices.
We recently got to work on quickly developing a solution for our Windows customers; we used some of Microsoft’s developer tools to put a wrapper around our mobile website experience to deliver a great app. If you’re familiar with our app on iOS and Android, you’ll notice that this rendition is a bit different: it more closely mirrors the look and feel of our mobile website. Here is a quick outline of what customers will experience:
Book flights and hotels. Similar to our existing Expedia app on iOS and Android platforms, customers can browse and book flights and hotels directly within the app.
Review your itinerary. Travelers can also review their upcoming flight and hotel itineraries within the app so they can conveniently access information like confirmation codes and check-in times.
Payment options. Since the app is built from our mobile website, Windows Phone customers will have the option (among participating hotels) to choose if they want to pay now or pay later—a payment option called Expedia Traveler Preference (ETP) that currently exists on our desktop and mobile website but is not available to our iOS or Android Expedia app users.
Future plans. We’re closely monitoring customer feedback on the new app. One thing we expect travelers will want is the option to receive timely push notifications about their trip.
As new mobile platforms emerge, Expedia keeps a sharp eye on customer interest and demand. The Windows Phone platform is experiencing growth in various markets around the world. We are excited that our Expedia app is now available to travelers across all of Expedia’s points of sale who use Windows Phone.
Check out our slideshow for examples of how the Expedia app works on Windows Phone. And if you’re a Windows Phone user, be sure to download our app and let us know what you think!