Sunday, October 21, 2007

a simple and useful website -- with a great name

I got word of a nifty web 2.0 startup last week that actually adds value to my life.

Doing a lot of travel for work is indeed fun, but it means a bunch of frustrating confirmation emails and trips between Gmail and Gcal. Taking those trips is significantly less fun than the one between SF and NY. Jetblue gives out little cookies. And animal crackers.

Here's the best part: it's dead simple. Just forward them your next confirmation email and an itinerary will be created. Once you view it, it'll ask you if you want to register (but yes, you can easily opt-out -- an excellent design choice) and collect all your future trips in an easy-to-read format.

Google, please copy this or just go ahead and acquire the site. In the meantime, I recommend the rest of you forward your next confirmation to Oh, did I forget to mention that this site has a fantastic name?+19 points for the name (-1 point for not going with "trippit")
-2 points for not recognizing my Amtrak confirmation (only 2 points because of how lame Amtrak is)