Yahoo Launches Radar Travel Assistant App on iOS

The app allows Yahoo email users to discover destinations they may wish to visit while traveling.

Yahoo introduced Radar, its travel assistant application on iOS. The app allows Yahoo email users to discover destinations they may wish to visit while traveling.

Once users connect to their Yahoo email accounts, the Radar app will pull in information related to their upcoming flights, as well as their hotel and rental car confirmations. The app will provide users with recommendations based on their upcoming trips.

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Users can “chat” with Radar, the app’s virtual assistant, by tapping response bubbles as Radar presents information. For instance, users can tap the “Lunch” button to view recommended restaurants. Users can tap buttons such as “Most Popular” or “Budget Friendly” to customize the results they’re shown.

Users can learn more about recommended locations via brief descriptions. Locations are also presented alongside their TripAdvisor scores. The app pulls in recommendations based on multiple factors, including TripAdvisor ratings, the opinions of local experts and the overall popularity of locations.

Radar is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store.