I’ve tested the app and it looks great (it’s a nice reminder that Android apps can be slick and well designed, even if a lot of them aren’t…). And it works just as you’d expect: enter your destination, departure/arrival dates, and choose from coach, business or first class. The app will present Hipmunk’s grid of flights, which you can sort by Agony, Price, and Time. Oh, and all flights carrying life-sustaining Wifi are clearly labeled with nice orange icons.
As with the iPhone app, which was released in February, the Android app has one catch: when it comes time to actually purchase a flight, you can’t do it from within the app. Instead, you can either buy tickets from the carrier’s mobile sites via the Android Browser (which really isn’t that bad), or you can finish things up from your desktop — the Android app gives you a passphrase that’s associated with the flights you’ve chosen, you just need to key it in at finish.hipmunk.com (you get the added bonus of feeling nostalgic for your NES).
Also, the Droid-ed out Hipmunk logo is pretty awesome.
Hipmunk is a travel search site that aims to take the agony out of travel planning. Their mission is to help people book travel faster and more efficiently. Hipmunk was designed to help people who are overwhelmed with pages of irrelevant search results. Hipmunk presents flight results in a visual â€timelineâ€ that allows people to select the best flight for them at a glance. Hotel results are shown on a map so that people can view where in a...