WorldMate is a nifty service that makes it easy to take your travel itinerary with you on the go. Here’s how it works. You sign up for a free account and install the free app on your mobile phone. Then just forward your travel confirmation email to As long as you sign up for WorldMate using the same email address as you receive your confirmation emails from, it should be able to parse your travel plans and make them all pretty like.

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WorldMate has been offering BlckBerry, iOS, Symbian, and Windows Mobile apps for a while. Now there’s also a free Android app.

I took it for a spin and found that it works as advertised… mostly. While the app had no problem grabbing the details of my next two trips, it mistakenly labeled my upcoming trip to Toronto as a trip to Chicago — where I have a layover. Tomorrow I’m taking a train from Philadelphia to New York, and when I hit the directions button WorldMate gave me directions to Philadelphia International Airport — instead of directions to the 30th Street train station.

I can definitely see how WorldMate could come in handy for frequent travelers, especially since it has built-in weather and currency conversion tools. But you might want to look over the data it provides before putting your total faith in the app for your next trip.

WorldMate is available as a free download from the Android Market. You can check out a few more screengrabs after the break.

via Android Police

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...