Apple patents travel apps
Published on Aug 4, 2010
Apple has filed patents with the US Patent & Trademark Office on two travel related app ideas for directly interfacing with airline and hotel booking and information systems. The applications cover the "systems and methods" used by the device to interact with online travel services. This would cover many of the services already offered by hotel and airline apps on the market, from ticket booking to social networking. If the patent is approved, Apple will become a necessary stepping stone for the travel industry to serve customers who want to use mobile apps.
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