Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Web Innovators Group event a success

We presented at the Web Innovators Group in Boston last night. What a great event - there was rumored to be about a thousand people there! The networking was top notch. Many thanks to David Beisel and Laura Manning for doing such a great job. The TripChill mobile travel assistant got some excellent exposure from our demo and discussions at our networking table.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Mass High Tech article about TripChill

There is a new article about TripChill in Mass High Tech, which is a journal for New England technology.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

TripChill at the PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit

Skyward Innovations is competing in The Travel Innovation Summit at the PhoCusWright conference on November 17, 2008.

TripChill Mobile Travel Assistant update

The TripChill website has been recently updated. We continue to rapidly expand our international support, including the recent addition of hundreds of new airlines and airports into the TripChill system. The service now supports international weather, and you can now add notes to any of the reservations in your itinerary for printing and for viewing on your mobile device.

As always, you should send your email reservations into so that they are automatically imported into TripChill, and the service can begin monitoring your itinerary for flight changes and potential issues.

When you need to add flights into TripChill directly from the website, we made it much faster and easier by indexing tens of millions of flights from around the world and allowing you to click your flight immediately after you enter the flight number.

TripChill Flight Selection
We made it easy to notify your friends, family and colleagues about your travel status. You are prompted to notify your friends when you create a new itinerary, and you can easily import contact information from your external address books.

TripChill Notify a Friend Flight Changes
The mobile interface ( now has a navigation header bar and many display enhancements.

TripChill Mobile Itinerary

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hi - This is my blog to keep travelers up to date on the latest happenings with the TripChill travel assistant service. We are excited to have launched the public beta and so far we have received excellent feedback on our free service and some great suggestions that we are diligently working on.

View our Press Release for the TripChill beta launch.
More on TripChill

TripChill is a mobile passenger concierge service that takes much of the pain out of travel. The service sends you real time notifications about your travel changes and issues, and it provides ways for you to easily fix problems as they arise. TripChill delivers targeted information and advice to your mobile device or cell phone and gives you the power to correct your itinerary in ways that best accommodate your schedule. The service lets you manage your itinerary from your mobile device. It prompts you to book a hotel or a car if you get stranded or diverted during your trip. TripChill also notifies your contacts about your travel status.

Key Benefits:
  • Avoid waiting in 'people' lines
  • Book a hotel or car before they are all booked at a problem airport
  • Search in one place for flight information
  • Important contacts are kept up to date with the current travel status
  • Stay focused on business while TripChill monitors your itinerary for potential issues

Key Features:
  • Smart notifications assist in correcting travel problems; i.e. missed connection information, alternate flights, and inbound aircraft status
  • Easily import and organize various travel email reservations into a single itinerary
  • Book hotel or car over mobile or text messaging at anytime
  • Receive proactive notification of options when stranded at an airport
  • Works with any standard cell phone and also has a complete mobile interface for smartphones
  • Calendar integration for popular calendar apps; includes an iCal feed with real time flight status updates.
  • Includes an iCal feed that shows real time updates to flight data.
  • TripChill Alternate Flights: an iGoogle gadget to view alternate flight information in a unique and interactive graphical display
  • Coming Soon: My Trips Gadget: a social networking gadget for viewing and sharing itineraries with friends & colleagues.