WorldMate let us know that they have updated their application to v4.0 adding a key feature called TripMate. Until now some people were turned off that you had to manually input your information in WorldMate.
This new TripCatch feature is an opt-in service that monitors your BlackBerry’s inbox for travel confirmation emails. When it sees one it will automatically import them into WorldMate with information about your flight, hotel, rental car, and more. WorldMate even made sure to get certified with the Privacy Seal from TRUSTe which means it will only access information you specifically allow.
If you already subscribe to WorldMate Gold or use the free version you can pick up the update at www.worldmate.com. Full press release after the jump:
WorldMate Eliminates the Need for Manual Itinerary Creation
WorldMate’s Pioneering TripCatch Service Automatically Turns Confirmation Emails into Detailed Itineraries
WorldMate Inc., the industry leader in mobile travel services with over 5 million active customers worldwide, announced today a major service upgrade with the introduction of TripCatch. WorldMate with TripCatch for Blackberry now automatically recognizes travel confirmation emails and sends the information directly to a user’s WorldMate account, freeing users from having to manually enter travel information in their calendars.
How it works:
TripCatch (an opt-in service), monitors a user’s BlackBerry mailbox for travel confirmation emails and imports the travel itinerary automatically to their WorldMate account. With Tripcatch automation, confirmation emails for flights, hotels, rental cars and more generate detailed trip itineraries. The WorldMate service also includes flight alerts, calendar synchronization, and itinerary integration with mapping, navigation and LinkedIn contacts.
To ensure the absolute privacy of WorldMate travelers, the TripCatch implementation is certified with the Privacy Seal from TRUSTe , the leading internet privacy services provider. Only information explicitly allowed by the user is ever accessed by WorldMate, and users can opt-out at any time.
"We know that business travelers deal with all kinds of challenges and annoyances, have little free time to waste, so we built TripCatch to cater to their busy lifestyles. Automating the creation of mobile-accessible itineraries allows WorldMate users to more fluidly incorporate mobile business travel services, with no extra work to their already hectic schedules," said Jean Tripier, CEO of WorldMate. "WorldMate makes life easier for business travelers, and TripCatch takes our service to a whole new level."