Booking.com has launched a native Kindle Fire app for customers booking hotels via their tablets. The free app, which suppports 25 languages, syncs up with the user’s account across platforms, and saves bookings for offline viewing. It also integrates Amazon’s own Maps API.
The app widens Booking.com’s app portfolio, which already covers iOS, Android, and Windows 8, but notably not BlackBerry. Between them, the apps took more than $1bn worth of bookings in the first half of 2012.
Amazon’s tablets do run on a modified version of Android, but it’s not possible – or at least, very difficult – to access Google Play apps on the devices
“The Kindle Fire is already a great travel companion, and we are proud to be the largest online hotel and accommodation reservation company to feature a native app in the Amazon Appstore,” said Booking.com CEO Darren Huston. “Our users can now easily and quickly connect to the Booking.com cloud on the latest range of Kindle Fire devices, and at the same time receive an enhanced map experience with the integration of Amazon maps – wherever their journeys might take them.”