We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Android apps Reviews
15,669 Reviews

Trip Advisor Android app review

Free

Manufacturer: Trip Advisor

Our Rating: We rate this 3 out of 5

If you're looking for an app to help you plan your holiday down to the very last detail then look no further than this.

There are certain types of people in this world who seem to enjoy planning holidays more than actually going on holidays, if you're one of these people, then you're going to love the Trip Advisor Android app.

Trip Advisor is all about travellers helping travellers out. It relies and thrives on people coming back from their holiday and posting reviews and pictures of where they stayed, where they ate and what they did. It's a genius, because the reviews are not paid for by the hotels/restaurants and the pictures are far from professional, so it give you a true representation of what the place you're going to is actually like. And because the site's DNA is user generated content to the core (possible a mixed metaphor) the site is a beast that will keep growing and growing, as millions of holiday makers rant or rave about how their holiday was - while millions more digest it all.

What this app does, is give you access to over 50 million reviews, pictures and nearby attractions in a format that is perfect for your mobile device. That's about it (apart from the flight search engine that didn't work). The content is no different to the mother website, all that you're getting is a new way to access the content. Which isn't a bad thing, but if you were expecting something Angry Birds-esque, then you're going to be disappointed. The main differences to the website are that the app gives you the option to save your favourite hotels and restaurants and also search for what is nearby using your handsets GPS - although, when we tested what restaurants were nearby this app suggested we dine at council run car park…

Oh and you can write your own reviews with this app too!

Trip Advisor Android app Expert Verdict »


There are currently no technical specifications recorded for this product.

  • Overall: We give this item 6 of 10 overall

There's no two ways about it, this is a good app, it brings tens of millions of honest reviews and photos to your finger tips and it's free. Marvellous effort.

  • Microsoft Streets and Trips 2011 Edition review

    Microsoft Streets and Trips 2011 Edition

    Microsoft Streets and Trips 2011 Edition extends the company's long tradition as a software navigation provider. Since the 2010 edition was released in September 2009, the year-accurate release of the 2011 edition means that you'll have significantly fresher maps for your upcoming spring and summer travel.

  • PayPal app review: New digital wallet aims to replace your cards and cash

    PayPal app: New digital wallet aims to replace your cards and cash

    The redesigned app now lets you see local stores which accept PayPal, and can be used to buy goods and services with a couple of taps. Here’s our PayPal app review.

  • Urbanspoon for iPhone

    Restaurant locator makes dining an adventure.

  • Google Maps Navigation for Android review

    Google Maps Navigation for Android

    Google Maps Navigation is a free app that brings satnav functionality to any Google Android mobile phone handset.

  • Poynt for BlackBerry review

    Poynt for BlackBerry

    Thanks to GPS on mobile phones, finding local points of interest has never been easier. But sorting through the resulting data remains laborious - enter Poynt.


IDG UK Sites

Best Christmas 2014 UK tech deals, Boxing Day 2014 UK tech deals & January sales 2015 UK tech...

IDG UK Sites

LED vs Halogen: Why now could be the right time to invest in LED bulbs

IDG UK Sites

Christmas' best ads: See great festive spots studios have created to promote themselves and clients

IDG UK Sites

Why Apple shouldn't be blamed for exploitation in China and Indonesia