Apadmi, a Manchester-based mobile software developer, has created Skyscanner’s latest mobile app for Blackberry’s BB10 smartphones.
The official app was released earlier this month by the leading global travel search site which claims to be the world’s fastest growing travel service.
Building on the success on previous incarnations of the Skyscanner app on other platforms and operating systems, Apadmi’s BB10 app utilises bespoke coding and architecture developed specifically for Skyscanner including the deployment of BB10’s unique Active Frames feature.
The app also fully integrates with Blackberry’s popular Messenger facility (BBM) which means contacts can quickly and easily share Skyscanner data.
Apdami’s brief also required them to replicate the seamless and intuitive functionality of the Skyscanner website via the BB10 app.
This includes the capacity to instantly search for millions of flights in over sixty different countries and in nearly 30 different languages.
Apadmi’s successful launch of Skyscanner for BB10 has contributed to the company’s continued success and rapid growth through the use of mobile.
The number of users accessing Skyscanner’s services via apps on smartphones and tablets has grown by over 400 per cent in the past year, and mobile delivery has now overtaken web for the first time.
Skyscanner also reports that the combined total of downloads for their different mobile apps is over 20 million, and that 250 million Skyscanner searches have been made via mobiles and tablets.
Garry Partington, chief executive, Apadmi said: “It’s fantastic that a global market leader like Skyscanner chose Apadmi to develop their BB10 app and we’re delighted that our app is delivering the same high-quality experience for Blackberry BB10 users as is enjoyed by those accessing Skyscanner via Windows, iPhone and Android devices.
“It’s also another great example of how Apadmi is winning work from leading national and international brands that require incredibly robust, high-capacity and reliable mobile apps that won’t let their customers down.”