Version one of the Flapp app was designed to facilitate end-to-end flight bookings between Johannesburg and Cape Town only, with a commuter-friendly booking window of just 7 days.
Flapp was well-received by commuters on the busy air travel route, however, the feedback from users was:
Why can’t you book flights longer than 7 days in advance?
When will I be able to book other cities on Flapp?
Flapp – Johannesburg & Cape Town
The team at Travelstart decided to take Flapp back to the drawing board, expanded its capabilities and re-launched it this month. They have kept the app’s ease of use, upgraded features (such as the ability to book travel insurance within the app), and most importantly, the airlines and destinations available to book have been beefed up!
How to Flapp
Now, ‘Flappers’ can search, book and pay for flights to anywhere in the world, anytime! In just a few taps users can find the best fares on domestic and international flights across multiple airlines in seconds and then select useful services they’d like to add to their bookings, such as flexi tickets or travel insurance. Flappers are able to create an account with their passenger information as well as securely store credit card details which speeds up the booking process. Post-booking a Flapper simply needs to watch their email inbox for the flight confirmation!
Travelstart recognises the importance of mobile in e-commerce, particularly in Africa, and one could say Flapp is the flagship result of the travel tech company’s “mobile first” strategy. Russell Jarvis of Travelstart says the company wants to be the best at mobile in the travel booking space, “Flapp is like having Travelstart in your pocket – we have invested considerable resources in distilling the form and function of our website into an app environment and with 50 000 downloads across iOS and Android devices so far we’re really pleased with the outcome.”
Flapp is designed to give customers the best mobile flight booking experience – the app is lightweight so it loads fast which reduces data costs on the users end. Travel booking on Flapp is about convenience – the UI has been optimised for users on the go, information is clear and the process is seamless, making the journey on mobile devices as smooth as possible.