Momondo builds ‘Friend Compass’ Facebook feature into app

Momondo builds ‘Friend Compass’ Facebook feature into app

A tool which connects Facebook users with flight searches to the places their friends live has been unveiled by travel search site Momondo.

The Friend Compass feature, built into the Momondo flight search app, enables users to book cheap flights to visit their friends on the social network.

The solution uses mobile phone GPS technology to create a real working compass.

As well as pointing out the directions in which friends live, the app outlines who lives in the hottest destination, who lives in the coldest destination, and who lives the farthest away. Which friends are the cheapest and most expensive to visit are also detailed.

Friend Compass can be set up to find friends ‘nationally’, ‘regionally’ or ‘globally’.

A Momondo spokeswoman said: “Facebook has changed the travel landscape, and according to the social network’s own stats, travel is the second most talked about event we share with our connections.

“With Friend Compass we’re making travel search social and challenging traditional travel search. We believe Friend Compass will inspire lots more people to fly abroad and visit their friends and family.”

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