New Travel App for iPhone

Donna Lucas of the Travel 100 Group sent me this link from “Hotel Check-in” – (Posted February 24, 2011).  The link details the introduction of a new I-phone app for business travelers.  Here are some excerpts from the article.

“Ever walk into your hotel room and let out a sigh of extreme sadness when you saw the view of an ugly concrete parking garage?

If you answered yes, then you’ll definitely want to know about Room 77, which publicly launches its searchable website and iPhone app (above) today. Hotel Check-In already spoke with founder and board chairman Brad Gerstner to give you the scoop immediately.

Using satellite imagery, Room 77′s four PhDs and other staffers built a database of more than 400,000 images of individual hotel-room views - instead the generic bed, work station and window – so you can see if you’ll have a breathtaking bay or a view of dumpsters.  At this point, the database covers hotels in big North American cities such as New York, Chicago and Washington D.C., as well as popular resort destinations such as Waikiki.

The iPhone app is geared toward helping you when you’re at your hotel – and about to be assigned a room.

The app lets you “see” the view that you’ll get in Room 1502, if that’s the room you’re given. You’ll now be able to enter the hotel and room number – and as long as it’s among the approximately 25,000 hotels covered now – and you’ll be told if that’s a good match (green) or a bad match (red).”