Tripnary, an iPhone application that’s been around for a while, offers a great solution for anyone looking to combat the January blues with a nice vacation in the sun. The app allows iOS users to search out hotels and destinations based firmly on their budget, making it easier to find an affordable holiday from your iPhone handset.
After downloading the application (and, unfortunately, either signing up for a free account or granting Tripnary access to an associated Facebook account), users can seek out holidays based on a range of preset categories. “Unwind in Sunny Bliss,” “Paint the Town Red,” and “Roam Uncharted Trails” are all examples of these. From here, you can then browse through the deals Tripnary has selected. Though more importantly, you can alter this selection based on your travel budget.
The app deploys a useful slider for this. As you move the slider left or right, the number of deals listed in the app dynamically changes.
The user’s perspective of where they can travel with the cash they have is also further enhanced by the digital map, upon which each holiday deal is placed. In the app’s release notes, the developer behind Tripnary explains:
Explore phenomenal and unique destinations in the app—beautiful beaches, iconic architectures, unspoiled national parks, electrifying nightlife, photographer’s paradise—amazing places from everywhere in the world.
Instantly compare fares to EVERY place and find one that fits your budget. Choosing an adventure at a price that works for you is that easy!
Settings allow users to configure their home airport (though this is set automatically when iOS device owners first set up their account), and you can switch between currencies, too. It’s also possible to save locations to your “bucket list” in Tripnary, and to be notified as and when price reductions occur.
Here’s a complete list of features:
- Browse trending destinations based on your interests.
- Compare fares in one tap and decide where to go based on your budget.
- Save places, cities, little-known gems, restaurants, or anything in the world.
- Be notified by email or push whenever there are exceptional fares available to your bucket list.
- See fares to every place you have saved in your bucket list.
So, if you’re thinking of planning a vacation (or are looking for an excuse to), take a look at the deals available in Tripnary now. As mentioned, you can download the application free of charge, and it’s optimized for the iPhone/iPod touch only.