All of the best websites these days are developing their own mobile app or at least a mobile version of their site, so it’s only logical that the world’s most popular hotel comparison site, Trivago, would have an app. The Trivago app is very similar in style and function to the regular website, but in a format that makes it very mobile-friendly. If you have an Android or iOS mobile device, which covers the majority of smartphones and tablets on the market today, then you can download the Trivago app for free from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
How to use the Trivago app
Just like the website, the Trivago mobile app is very intuitive and easy to use. It has some extra features that make it even better on mobile, if you ask me. For example, when you launch the app, you’ll see the same familiar search bar to type in your desired destination. But in the Trivago app, you have the option to use your device’s GPS to search based on your current location, and if your device supports voice to text, you can “tell” the app where to search instead of typing.
Next, you’ll tap on the date buttons at the top to choose when you’ll be checking in and out. Now, if you’ve ever used Trivago.com, you know that there are tons of different filters that you can use to find the perfect hotel based on what you need and want, and these filters take up a bit of space on the website. To keep the format mobile-friendly, your main view is just the search results; if you want to add filters, all you have to do is click on the “slider” icon at the top, and then select your desired filters.
Map Feature on the Trivago App
The map feature on the Trivago app is much more visible than on the website, too. If you’re like most people, you didn’t even realize there was a map feature on Trivago.com. Well, there is – it’s just small and hidden among a bunch of other buttons. In the mobile app, it’s nice and clear at the top of the screen, with a cute icon that looks like a paper roadmap (remember when we actually used those things?).
You can do all of this without registering or creating any sort of account, but if you want to create an account, you can add “favorite” hotels, and your favorites list will be available on any device, including your computer, whenever you’re signed into your Trivago account. In terms of design and function, it’s probably one of the better apps available today.