CheapAir.com Release Voice-Activated Flight Search App
CheapAir.com yesterday released a new mobile app featuring voice-activated flight search. The CheapAir app, available now for iPhone and iPad, allows people on-the-go to search for the best deals and most comfortable flights by talking instead of typing.
Now, when CheapAir users search for flights from their mobile device, they can simply say a request like, "Chicago to New York,May 5th to the 10th" or "L.A. to Vegas tomorrow coming back Sunday" and the robust app will find matching results from hundreds of airlines, without the need to fill out a search form. The app uses semantic language technology that was first developed by CheapAir for Easy Search, the free-form search experience available on its Web site. This proprietary technology translates spoken words into travel queries.
"We know that more and more travelers want to research flight options with their phones," said Jeff Klee, CEO of CheapAir.com, in a statement. "We want to make it easy to check flights while out with friends, walking to the subway, or wherever our customers are. We're doing everything we can to make it easier to find the lowest fares and the best flight options."
As the company tests and gains feedback on this first version of the CheapAir mobile app, it will continue to upgrade and add more functionality. The voice functionality can be used in iPhones 4S and above or an iPad 3.