1/9/2011 - Finding a hotel in a place you’ve never been, or at the last minute, can be a stressful experience. Hipmunk, known for its visual flight search, launched a mobile application today, with a really pretty way of booking those overnight stays.
“If at any point the user has engaged in active mental math, then we’ve failed somewhere,” said Danilo Campos, Hipmunk’s iOS developer, in an interview with VentureBeat.
Hipmunk was founded on the idea that booking and taking trips is an agonizing process. Thus, you should be able to choose your flights based on the toll they would take on your psyche. The company’s website recently branched out to include hotel bookings but chose not to take that feature mobile until it had the right visual feel that Hipmunk is known for.