The TripAdvisor for Android app helps you uncover the best deals on flights, hotels, restaurants and more.
Three ways to sign in: In this era of concern over Facebook's privacy practices, it's comforting to know that we can sign in to TripAdvisor using not only a Facebook account but also a Google or TripAdvisor account. If you're new to TripAdvisor, it's easy to create an account.
Easy to navigate: The default home page enables you to search for a destination directly by tapping the magnifying glass on the top right; tapping the Where To drop down, which brings up popular destinations near and far; tapping a host of categories, such as Hotels, Vacation Rentals, Flights, Restaurants, Things to Do, and more; or by tapping one of the Popular Destinations tiles in the carousel at the bottom.
My Trips on the bottom rail takes you to trips you've saved; Alerts takes you to notifications, such as when a flight you're interested in drops in price; and Me is your main hub for writing reviews, your timeline of visited cities, your previous bookings, downloaded cities, and more.
Searches 200-plus hotel and airfare booking sites: With so many sites searched, you can be confident that TripAdvisor is serving you the best deals around.
500 million traveler-reviewed restaurants, hotels, and tours: New to a city and not sure which hotel to choose? Tap any hotel in TripAdvisor and see detailed photos, a description, a list of amenities, contact info, and trustworthy reviews from fellow travelers. If you lose interest, the app shows you other accommodation options nearby. Or tap any restaurant to see photos, contact info, and reviews.
Offline viewing: You can save on data-roaming charges when traveling by downloading maps, reviews, and more for 300-plus cities onto your phone in advance. Then you can skim offline.
More activity info needed: TripAdvisor focuses much more of its efforts on hotels and restaurants than activities. We'd like to see more information on activities.
With all of its amazing flight and hotel deals and restaurant reviews, TripAdvisor for Android is a must-have app for travelers.