Usablenet, a global technology leader that works with almost 200 Fortune 1000 companies, today announced an over 200% increase in traffic across the mobile websites of its travel-related clients during the Blizzard of 2010. From December 26 – 28, stranded travelers have used Usablenet-powered mobile websites and applications to check flight statuses and reschedule flights, reserve hotel rooms, purchase bus tickets, and more.
Usablenet powers mobile websites for over 50 major travel companies including American Airlines, British Airways, Delta, JetBlue, US Airways, Amtrak, Bolt Bus, Hilton Hotels, Omni Hotels, Wyndham Hotels, and Starwood Hotels.
Apple’s iPhone and smartphones running Google’s Android operating system were the most popular devices used to access the mobile sites of Usablenet travel clients, with Android surpassing Blackberry for the first time among business travelers.
“As travelers away from home are searching for the most up-to-date information regarding their itineraries, many of them are depending on mobile websites that are powered by Usablenet,” said Usablenet President Nick Taylor. “Due to the critical, and sometimes time-sensitive nature of this information, we take very seriously the ability of travelers to have a positive experience when accessing the mobile websites of our travel clients.”