Fareportal - CheapOair App
Company: Fareportal, New York, NY
Company Description: Fareportal is a high-tech, high-touch travel company that powers the next-generation travel concierge. Utilizing its innovative technology and company owned and operated contact centers; Fareportal has forged strong industry partnerships providing access to over 450 airlines, 200,000 hotels, and hundreds of car rental companies that serve millions of customers every year.
Nomination Category: App & Mobile Website Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Travel
Nomination Title: CheapOair App
The date on which this nominated mobile site or app was first published: May 2011
Briefly describe this mobile site or app’s objectives and how it has met those objectives (up to 200 words). If applicable, include here the platforms your app supports:
CheapOair’s app is truly the next generation travel concierge in that customers can search and book travel effortlessly and on-the-go. The app gives customers access to over 450 airlines, 150,000 hotels, and hundreds of rental car companies all in one place. The app is personalized to the user with a “Predictive Home Screen” that understands where the user is in the search process and provides contextually relevant options.
With the integration of Apple Pay and Android Pay in 2016, customers can now complete their transactions simply and safely without pulling out their wallet. Mobile payments are increasing in popularity, especially among a younger age demographic. According to a recent survey conducted by Square, 45% of millennials regularly use mobile payment platforms.
In addition to the personalization and mobile payment options described above, the app made great leaps in functionality in 2016. Highlights include:
-Personalized push notifications for upcoming trips
-Integration with Apple Watch for a quick glance upcoming trips
-A companion Apple TV app allowing users to browse destinations and add them to a Wishlist they can later access through the app to book
-The convenience of selecting seats from the app
-US-Spanish, Canadian, Mexican and Australian versions
List the appropriate creative and production credits for this app: Advertising Agency/City: Client: Art Director: Cinematographer: Creative Director: Designer: Director: Illustrator/City: Music Producer/City: Photographer/City: Printer/City: Producer: Production Company/City: Programmer: Writer: Web Development Firm/City:
Raman Bhatia – Director, Mobile Engineering
David Archuleta – Director, Mobile Products
Saloni Goyal – Mobile Product Manager
Esin Kris - Director, UX Design
Shaneka Mora - Visual Design