WorldMate is your personal travel assistant in one app.
Several years ago, I was in a job that required me to travel a couple of times a year. This was something I always enjoyed doing, but found the juggling of confirmation numbers and boarding passes tedious. At the time, iPhones and other smart devices were in their infancy and digital tickets were just a dream. Today, they are an every day occurrence and even my local regional airport has support for them. I typically only use airline specific apps, but unfortunately, that only means my flight information is included. WorldMate for iOS is the answer to this problem.
WorldMate is a trip organizer that will set-up all your trip itineraries into one place. That way, you aren’t receiving notifications from several different apps and you only have to open one app for your trip’s confirmation numbers and important information. WorldMate automatically organizes your trips, sends you flight alerts and recommends hotels for booking and offers other travel services.
Some of WorldMate’s features include:
- Organize flights, hotels, cars, meetings, and transportation with the WorldMate itinerary
- Get notifications when you cross paths with your LinkedIn Connections
- Check in for your flight, get alerts, gate changes, delays and cancellations
- Itinerary synch to your iPhone calendar
- Plot your entire trip on a map and get directions to your hotel and meetings
- Post your trips to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
- Share your itineraries with your friends, family, and business colleagues
- Get instant access to all the information you need right from the WorldMate home screen
- View your past trips at a glance
- Ad Free experience
One of the reasons I like WorldMate is that it has a very unique way of importing your trip information. You simply email any travel itineraries or emails you have received about your trip to an email address for the app and it uploads that information to your iPhone app. I was pretty apprehensive that this would actually work, but as it turns out, I currently have a work trip planned and was able to send information to the email.
The automatic travel assistant took all my flight information and incorporated it seamlessly into the app. It did not pick up the confirmation numbers for my hotel and car rental though. I inputted those manually. I believe I will still find this useful on my trip, but was a bit disappointed that they weren’t automatically added.
Something else that is included within the WorldMate is app is a local search powered by Yelp. This is useful for finding dining locations and other outings near any of your travel destinations or even just at home. I’m looking forward to using this feature while traveling as the destination is somewhat unfamiliar to me.
The only big issue I have with WorldMate is the in-app purchases. Even though you can have your information stored in the app, the Flight Status updates and Calendar Sync are only available if you purchase the Gold version at $9.99 per year. This was somewhat disheartening to find out, but I am looking at the positive side that I don’t have to search through endless emails to find the information I’m looking for when I’m checking into the hotel or picking up my rental car. I can just open WorldMate.
For more information about WorldMate, visit worldmate.com.