(LOS ANGELES – May 11, 2011) – Just in time for summer driving season, the Automobile Club of Southern California and AAA have released the Android version of the popular free AAA TripTik Mobile app, which allows consumers to compare gas prices anywhere they travel in the U.S. while offering turn-by-turn directions and information on restaurants, hotels, and noteworthy local events and attractions.
The AAA TripTik Mobile app is also available free for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches.
AAA TripTik Mobile is a GPS-based app with maps showing gas station locations and other points of interest, such as hotels, restaurants and attractions, near a user’s location or any user-specified location. Gas station details include updated prices for all available grades of gasoline. Preference settings allow users to show prices for just their preferred grade and sort stations alphabetically or by distance. AAA membership is not required for the app, which is available for download at the Android Market.
The free app, as well as AAA’s online TripTik Travel Planner at AAA.com/TripTik, assists users in planning a summer getaway within their budget. These travel planning tools search and display gas prices, hotels, restaurants and attractions along a route or specific address.
Hotel and restaurant information includes AAA’s Diamond Ratings based on professional in-person inspections. There’s also an option to call for lodging reservations with the touch of a button. The AAA TripTik Mobile app also provides maps and turn-by-turn directions to other points of interest including local events, AAA offices and Approved Auto Repair facilities, as well as user-entered addresses. The app can recalculate routes and provide voice guidance for the next maneuver.
AAA TripTik Mobile uses the latest mapping data from the navigation market leader NAVTEQ. Full functionality on iPod Touch and non-3G iPad devices requires uninterrupted Wi-Fi access.
AAA TripTik Mobile is the third free app offered by AAA for iPhone and Android users. The AAA Discounts app, with more than a million total downloads, also uses GPS technology to display nearby AAA Show Your Card & Save locations. AAA Roadside enables AAA members who require emergency road service to send their vehicle description and breakdown details directly to AAA. Additional information is available at AAA.com/mobile.