AI based travel app Hitlist has launched a version for Android four years after it went live on Apple’s iOS mobile operating system.
The San Francisco-based firms claims it has saved users over $20 million on airfares in that time and that making a foray into Android was based on user feedback.
Chief executive and founder Gillian Morris said: “We’ve always wanted to have apps out there for both major platforms.
“Android is more complicated to support thanks to the variety of screen sizes and versions, but users of our other products, like Wandertab, have been asking for it for years, so we had to do this for them.
“Being live on Android gives us the opportunity to make travel more affordable and accessible for millions more people around the world. We’re excited to be able to do that.”
Hitlist is known for often saving people 50% or more on flights.
In the new free Android app users set their home airport and build a ‘Hitlist’ of destinations.
The app uses Artificial Intelligence to search through approximately 50 million flight deals a day and when it finds deals to those locations the user immediately gets a notification to purchase before the deal goes away.
Within a few clicks they can book the flight before moving on to partner sites like Booking.com, Airbnb, HotelTonight, Hotels.com and Tablet hotels to complete the trip.
Hitlist users can tailor their alerts by type of destination, region, and type of trip including stipulating dates to requirements like ‘long weekend’ or ‘8-10 days in February’.
Morris added: “We want Hitlist to be like a trusted friend who knows everything about the travel industry but also enough about you to recommend exactly what you’re looking for.”