MakeMyTrip today launched a social app called Tripalong. This app will let users know about flight details of their friends on Facebook and LinkedIn. This way, if they are traveling on the same flight, they can send them an invitation to sit next to each other in the flight. Tripalong currently provides only flight details but MakeMyTrip is planning to include train schedules as well in the next quarter.
To get started with this app, users will first be required to register with Tripalong and then update their flight schedules. Users can also use Facebook Connect to log into the app. One important thing to note here is users will be able to see flight statuses of only those people who have registered themselves with Tripalong. Since this app integrates with Facebook and LinkedIn accounts, it will also be able to tell users if any of their friends will be in and around the city that you’re traveling to. It also sends email notifications if the user’s friends change their plans.
The app also lets users check out profiles of new people who are traveling on the same flight, provided they are registered on Tripalong too and send them invites. Check out the video below to know more about this app.