LoveHomeSwap premieres app, Goldcar keys and apps, and more...News / TechnologyBy PhocusWire | July 26, 2016Share This article was originally published on This is a roundup for product news and announcements for travel DEVICES in tourism and hospitality for July 2016.Tuesday 26 July 2016:LoveHomeSwap launches mobile app The home-swapping service has released an app for iOS6 devices, it's first move into the mobile area. Users will be able to browse more than 95,000 properties, make arrangements with owners and chat with other members of the service. LoveHomeSwap has properties in 190 countries around the world.Friday 22 July 2016:Goldcar ramps up mobile and keys The Spain-based car rental company has introduced Key'N'Go, a system whereby customers can present a QR code on their receipt at a kiosk and collect the keys to a vehicle. The launch coincides with the release of a new app for bookings and invoicing.Monday 18 July 2016:Holidu brings rental search to mobile app The Germany-based vacation rental metasearch brand has created an app for both Android and iOS users, with a claim of more than four million properties available for users. Features include filter based on accommodation type and amenities as well as WhatsApp integration for messaging.Thursday 14 July 2016:GoHero chats to Uber The chat-based travel assistant now enables travellers to schedule an Uber before they travel. GoHero integrates with a number of messaging apps including Skype, Facebook Messenger, SMS, Slack and Kik enabling travellers to arrange trips including flight booking.Loco2 develops Android app The rail search and booking service has released an Android version of its smartphone app. An iPhone app was launched in April.Aer Lingus upgrades appTravellers can now search and save fares through the app and create personal and travel companion profiles. The upgraded app also creates a personalised home page for users with details of forthcoming flight including flight status.AeroMobile flies with Singapore Airlines Passengers with the airline can use their mobile devices during flights following a partnership between the two companies. Further aircraft joining the fleet will be fitted with the 3G inflight connectivity service.Tuesday 12 July 2016:Copa Airlines dials into mobile apps The new iOS and Android-powered mobile applications were developed by Travelport-owned MTT and will be available in Spanish, Portuguese and English. Panama-based Copa's mobile service will include interactive seat maps, real-time flight information, check-in and other flight information for a booking.Monday 4 July 2016:Flamyngo launches social travel app The Netherlands-based application, fronted by Maarten Graven and available on iOS devices, allows users to collect recommendations for trips from friends. Content can be added via WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger, whilst useful information about a product can be found via an integration with Google or Foursquare. During a test over 10,000 places were added to the system.Lufthansa creates FlyingLab The service was tested on the airline's inaugural flight to San Jose Airport in Silicon Valley, in a bid to give passengers the chance to test new products and services. The results will be made available to other passengers on the FlyingLab website.NB: Send links or releases for travel devices direct to Tnooz via email.NB2: Travel image via Shutterstock.