Travelport shows off Facebook flight search and booking system prototype
Travelport asked an external programmer to see what could done with the data provided through its API when thrown in Facebook. The result is the e-volve app.
It was not long that putting a search tool into a Facebook application was considered something of a landmark issue – but things are moving quickly now.
Ever since Malaysia Airlines put full booking, check-in and seat selection into a Facebook application(courtesy of SITA Lab) in early-2011, simply serving a user with a list of search results and then sending them off elsewhere to make a booking has seemed, well, limited.
Gomio (in conjunction with Appnostic) has recently shown how the user experience (and booking) of a hostel web platform can be integrated into a Facebook application (hotels are getting interested, too), but what about flight search across multiple airlines?