Here's a newish site (it launched in January) that could save youtime and hassle in figuring out which of the ka-jillion travel-relatedapps are worth downloading.
Applause combsmillions of user reviews from the Apple, Android and Microsoft appstores, and assigns a score ranging from 0 to 100, based on thosereviews. Among factors taken into account are user-friendliness,privacy, content and performance. The average Applause score for allapps (not just travel) is 64.82.
Some takeaways regarding major online booking site apps:
- Kayak on Android scores highest; Travelocity lowest.
- iOS apps get stronger approval from users than Android. Thatsaid, the single app with the overall highest score is the Kayak'sAndroid app.
- Performance and usability ratings for almost all the apps are high.
Following are Applause scores for some top online booking apps:
Kayak (iOS) - 81
Kayak (Android) - 82
Trip Advisor (iOS) - 81
Trip Advisor (Android) - 76
Orbitz (iOS) - 66
Orbitz (Android) - 42
Priceline (iOS) - 61
Priceline (Android) - 46
Expedia (iOS) - 64
Expedia (Android) - 40
Travelocity (iOS) - 24
Travelocity (Android) - 14