Google Releases Updated AirFare Shopping App For Android

In July, 2010 Google announced that they were acquiring ITA Software, which was a flight information software company. When first announced, the deal was controversial in that travel search companies like Kayak and TripAdvisor saw it as a threat to their business, but the deal closed in April, 2011 after review by the Department of Justice. Today Google announced the availability of OnTheFly 1.2 for Android.

With OnTheFly you can find the lowest price for either round trip or one way flights. The app’s user interface makes it very easy to enter flight origination and destinations and enter the dates for the flight, but perhaps the most intriguing feature of OnTheFly is its flight price “temperature” graph.