Mobissimo is introducing OneBox Search, a search function that allows travellers to enter their itinerary information in one easy step, directly in the search box.
Mobissimo OneBox Search technology eliminates the need for customers to check multiple boxes, click calendars, or type text in forms to obtain the fares and rates for airfare, hotels and car rentals. A traveller types in the departure city, the destination city, and the dates. A trip from San Francisco to New York could be summarized on Mobissimo by: SFO to JFK, Dec 1 - 14. If the traveller does not know the airport abbreviations, he or she could also type in the names of the cities. The technology will also allow other adaptations that would help users plan a winter vacation by just typing a few words such as “ski” or “skiing.”
“OneBox Search represents the most significant technology advance since the advent of the meta-search engine because it means simplicity for the customer. It also heralds our broader ambition for Mobissimo to reach ever larger markets”, commented Beatrice Tarka, Mobissimo co-founder and CEO. “Mobissimo’s capacity to handle flexible searches adds value to large third-party sites and portals and Mobissimo has engaged partnerships in that direction.”
Mobissimo has applied for a U.S. patent on its “OneBox Search” technology.