Amadeus has officially unveiled the mobile version of CheckMyTrip, a mobile trip planning and management service for travellers which also includes an iPhone and Facebook app.
CheckMyTrip has been in play since 2001 as a post-booking management tool for customers of Amadeus partners, but until now has only been web-based.
The new mobile version positions the system directly in front of consumers (and is being touted similarly in the marketing material today) as well as through the agent community, similar to the TripCase project from rival GDS firm Sabre.
The mobile version allows travellers with a booking to check up-to-the minute flight information, destination weather, city guides, and connection information from any mobile web browser.
Most importantly is the trip planning element of the apps created by Amadeus.
A Blackberry version is in development, Amadeus says, but an iPhone app has been in the iTunes Store for a few weeks.
The app creates schedules and aggregates bookings into a similar itinerary management tool as that provided by TripCase, although reaction so far on iTunes has been far from positive.
Interestingly, much of the ire from reviewers is focused on how CheckMyTrip has failed to replace the popular MyFlightsApp.
Amadeus told the creator of MyFlightsApp to close the service in November 2009 after it emerged the app was scraping Amadeus data when providing travel information to users.
At the time Amadeus said it never supported the launch of MyFlightsApp (it was only in the app store for four months) and that it was now developing a system of its own.