Most popular travel apps: TripAdvisor reaches 100 millionth download

TripAdvisor app (iTunes/TripAdvisor)

TripAdvisor app (iTunes/TripAdvisor)


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TripAdvisor has snatched claims to being the most popular mobile travel app after having reached its 100 millionth download.

That's double the number of downloads over last year, and up six times from 2011, according to the number crunchers at Distimo, which analyzes the app market.

TripAdvisor now proclaims itself to be the most popular travel app based on total App Store downloads over the period between January 2012 and March 31, 2014.

The story on the US iTunes site paints a different story: TripAdvisor ranks 10th in the top free travel-related iPhone apps list, with Expedia taking the No. 1 spot.

Both TripAdvisor and Expedia allow users to book their hotels and flights on their mobile phones and are likewise available in multiple languages.

In addition to booking abilities, key features of the TripAdvisor app include city guides that can be accessed offline and access to millions of reviews and geolocating services that can guide travelers to museums and hotels in real time.

Here are the top free travel-related iPhone apps in the US as of April 16:

  1. Expedia
  2. Google Earth
  3. Uber
  5. Yelp
  6. Fly Delta
  7. My Disney Experience
  8. GasBuddy
  9. Lyft
  10. TripAdvisor

Top 5 travel-related apps in the US on Google Play:

  1. Google Earth
  2. Yelp
  3. GasBuddy
  4. Waze Social GPS
  5. MapFactor: GPS