Welcome!

Containers Expo Blog Authors: Flint Brenton, Pat Romanski, Derek Weeks, Miska Kaipiainen, Elizabeth White

News Feed Item

Booking.com lanciert native App für den Kindle Fire

-- Die Kunden von Booking.com können jetzt über ihren Kindle Fire jederzeit und überall Hotelbuchungen vornehmen oder verwalten.

AMSTERDAM, 6. Dezember 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Booking.com (http://www.booking.com), das weltweit führende Buchungsportal für Hotels und Unterkünfte, gab heute die Einführung seiner kostenlosen, nativen App für den Kindle Fire in allen Amazon App-Shops bekannt. Mit der neuen App können die Kunden von Booking.com über ihren Kindle Fire Hotels oder Unterkünfte jederzeit und überall ganz leicht buchen und verwalten. Die kostenlose Booking.com Kindle Fire App ist in allen App-Shops von Amazon zum Herunterladen erhältlich, unter anderem in den USA, im Vereinigten Königreich, in Deutschland, Spanien, Frankreich, Italien und Japan. Die App gibt es für den Kindle Fire 7", den Kindle Fire HD 7" und den Kindle Fire HD 8.9". Booking.com ist ständig bemüht, seinen Zig-Millionen mobilen Kunden in aller Welt innovative Neuerungen zu bieten und liefert nun eine der ersten Apps, in die sich über die Amazon Maps API Karten integrieren lassen. Die native App für den Kindle Fire ist der neueste Zuwachs in der bereits jetzt sehr beliebten Reihe von Booking.com Apps für Apple, Android und Windows 8.

„Der Kindle Fire ist bereits jetzt ein großartiger Reisebegleiter, und wir sind stolz, der größte Betreiber von Buchungsportalen für Hotels und Unterkünfte zu sein, der eine native App für den Kindle Fire im Amazon App-Shop bietet", sagte Darren Huston, Chief Executive Officer von Booking.com. „Benutzer des Kindle Fire können sich jetzt einfach und schnell über die neuesten Kindle Fire-Geräte mit der Cloud von Booking.com verbinden und genießen zugleich durch die Integration von Amazon-Karten fortschrittliche Kartenfunktionen – wohin die Reise auch geht."

Die kostenlose Booking.com Kindle Fire App bietet die gleichen Funktionalitäten wie andere mobile Apps von Booking.com, einschließlich:

  • Synchronisation mit dem Benutzerkonto bei Booking.com – einfacher Zugriff auf Buchungen, Suchmaschinen und Hotels über jedes Portal von Booking.com
  • über 250.000 Unterkünfte in 178 Ländern
  • 2,6 Mio. Bilder von Hotels und anderen Unterkünften und mehr als 17 Mio. Gästebewertungen
  • eine leistungsfähige Suchmaschine – Hotelsuche am aktuellen Standort oder an einem der 41.000 Reiseziele von Booking.com in aller Welt
  • Last-Minute-Deals und exklusive Angebote für Newsletterabonnenten und Facebook-Fans
  • 25 Sprachen und 27 Währungen
  • Leistungen nach dem Buchungsvorgang, z. B. vergangene, aktuelle und zukünftige Buchungen, die im Offline-Betrieb abgerufen werden können, die Übertragung von Buchungen in den Kalender des Geräts, Buchungsbestätigungen per E-Mail, die Änderung oder Stornierung von Buchungen, einen schnellen Kontakt zum 24-Stunden-Kundendienst an sieben Tagen der Woche per E-Mail oder Telefon, ein Hotellageplan auf der Karte des Kindle Fire.

Die native Booking.com Kindle Fire App ist die neueste in der Familie der Buchungs-Apps von Booking.com. Die Buchungs-Apps gibt es auch für iOS und Android sowie über die mobile Website von Booking.com. Buchungen per Smartphone und Tablet auf Booking.com überstiegen 2011 eine Milliarde US-Dollar, und diese Zahl wurde allein im ersten Halbjahr 2012 bereits übertroffen. Die mobilen Apps von Booking.com für Android wurden bis heute mehr als 4 Millionen Mal heruntergeladen.

Nach Angaben von Amazon waren seit der Einführung neuer Geräte am 6. September 2012 neun von 10 der meistverkauften Produkte auf Amazon.com Kindle-Geräte, Kindle-Zubehör und digitale Inhalte. Der weltweite Verkauf von Kindle-Geräten während des Erntedank-Wochenendes 2012 hat sich im Vergleich zur Vorjahresperiode verdoppelt.

Informationen zu Booking.com 
Booking.com ist der weltweit führende Betreiber von Buchungsportalen für Hotels und andere Unterkünfte und garantiert die besten Preise für jede Unterkunftsart – von kleinen privaten bis zu fünf-Sterne-Luxusunterkünften. Die Website Booking.com ist jederzeit und überall erreichbar, über den Desktop-Computer, das Mobiltelefon oder das Tablet – und sie ist gänzlich frei von Buchungsgebühren. Booking.com gibt es in 41 Sprachen, mit einer Auswahl von über 250.000 Hotels in 178 Ländern und mehr als 17,5 Millionen echten Bewertungen von echten Gästen. Die Website lockt jeden Monat über 30 Millionen individuelle Besucher weltweit sowohl aus dem Privat- als auch dem Geschäftskundensegment. Booking.com verfügt über 15 Jahre Erfahrung und ein Team von mehr als 4.400 engagierten Mitarbeitern in über 85 Niederlassungen weltweit. Das Unternehmen unterhält einen eigenen Kundenservice, der rund um die Uhr an sieben Tagen der Woche Gäste in ihrer Muttersprache betreut und so ein außergewöhnliches Kundenerlebnis gewährleistet.

Booking.com B.V. wurde 1996 gegründet. Der Eigentümer und Betreiber des Buchungsportals Booking.com™ ist Teil der Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN). Folgen Sie uns auf Twitter, unterstützen Sie uns auf Facebook oder entdecken Sie mehr auf http://www.booking.com.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
As ridesharing competitors and enhanced services increase, notable changes are occurring in the transportation model. Despite the cost-effective means and flexibility of ridesharing, both drivers and users will need to be aware of the connected environment and how it will impact the ridesharing experience. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Timothy Evavold, Executive Director Automotive at Covisint, will discuss key challenges and solutions to powering a ride sharing and/or multimodal model in the a...
"My role is working with customers, helping them go through this digital transformation. I spend a lot of time talking to banks, big industries, manufacturers working through how they are integrating and transforming their IT platforms and moving them forward," explained William Morrish, General Manager Product Sales at Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
According to Forrester Research, every business will become either a digital predator or digital prey by 2020. To avoid demise, organizations must rapidly create new sources of value in their end-to-end customer experiences. True digital predators also must break down information and process silos and extend digital transformation initiatives to empower employees with the digital resources needed to win, serve, and retain customers.
If you’re responsible for an application that depends on the data or functionality of various IoT endpoints – either sensors or devices – your brand reputation depends on the security, reliability, and compliance of its many integrated parts. If your application fails to deliver the expected business results, your customers and partners won't care if that failure stems from the code you developed or from a component that you integrated. What can you do to ensure that the endpoints work as expect...
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lea...
IoT is fundamentally transforming the auto industry, turning the vehicle into a hub for connected services, including safety, infotainment and usage-based insurance. Auto manufacturers – and businesses across all verticals – have built an entire ecosystem around the Connected Car, creating new customer touch points and revenue streams. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Macario Namie, Head of IoT Strategy at Cisco Jasper, will share real-world examples of how IoT transforms the car from a static p...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
From wearable activity trackers to fantasy e-sports, data and technology are transforming the way athletes train for the game and fans engage with their teams. In his session at @ThingsExpo, will present key data findings from leading sports organizations San Francisco 49ers, Orlando Magic NBA team. By utilizing data analytics these sports orgs have recognized new revenue streams, doubled its fan base and streamlined costs at its stadiums. John Paul is the CEO and Founder of VenueNext. Prior ...
One of biggest questions about Big Data is “How do we harness all that information for business use quickly and effectively?” Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or spatial technology is about more than making maps, but adding critical context and meaning to data of all types, coming from all different channels – even sensors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, William (Bill) Meehan, director of utility solutions for Esri, will take a closer look at the current state of spatial technology and ar...
The Internet of Things can drive efficiency for airlines and airports. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Sudip Majumder, senior director of development at Oracle, will discuss the technical details of the connected airline baggage and related social media solutions. These IoT applications will enhance travelers' journey experience and drive efficiency for the airlines and the airports. The session will include a working demo and a technical d...
Businesses are struggling to manage the information flow and interactions between all of these new devices and things jumping on their network, and the apps and IT systems they control. The data businesses gather is only helpful if they can do something with it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Witeck, Principal Technology Strategist at Citrix, will discuss how different the impact of IoT will be for large businesses, expanding how IoT will allow large organizations to make their legacy ap...
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
The many IoT deployments around the world are busy integrating smart devices and sensors into their enterprise IT infrastructures. Yet all of this technology – and there are an amazing number of choices – is of no use without the software to gather, communicate, and analyze the new data flows. Without software, there is no IT. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the protocols that communicate data and the emerging data analy...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform moder...
What are the new priorities for the connected business? First: businesses need to think differently about the types of connections they will need to make – these span well beyond the traditional app to app into more modern forms of integration including SaaS integrations, mobile integrations, APIs, device integration and Big Data integration. It’s important these are unified together vs. doing them all piecemeal. Second, these types of connections need to be simple to design, adapt and configure...
Digital innovation is the next big wave of business transformation based on digital technologies of which IoT and Big Data are key components, For example: Business boundary innovation is a challenge to excavate third-party business value using IoT and BigData, like Nest Business structure innovation may propose re-building business structure from scratch, as Uber does in the taxicab industry The social model innovation is also a big challenge to the new social architecture with the design fr...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, wh...
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at EMC, will introduce a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organizati...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Bsquare has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For more than two decades, Bsquare has helped its customers extract business value from a broad array of physical assets by making them intelligent, connecting them, and using the data they generate to optimize business processes.
SYS-CON Events has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley. The 19th Cloud Expo and 6th @ThingsExpo will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "The Internet of Things brings trillions of dollars of opportunity to developers and enterprise IT, no matter how you measure it," stated Roger Strukhoff. "More importantly, it leverages the power of devices and the Interne...