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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Inspiration by Air France - App Review

Air France would like you to fly with them and have developed this App to make it easier for you to exhaust their wishes... or so you might think.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Aesthetics
The home screen allows you to choose whether you want a trendy, or sunny activity, choose your own activity (by location), or simply look at currently promoted discounted activities. Anything that interests you can then be added to your favourites. If you are interested in actually booking anything, the App will send you an email with the appropriate links on their full website; you cannot book from here.
There is a further tab 'AF Promos' where you can book a flight from Air France's current special offers. The problem with this is that the App is designed for iPhone (the 2X button in the bottom right corner of an iPad confirming this) and that the representation of the information is just as you would expect on the Air France website, so is almost unusable.

Cost
The App is free and you get an amount off your next flight with Air France. The amount varies by country (CHF 100.00, for example) but, comes with conditions (now there's a surprise) but you can use the code five times in five different bookings.

Indispensability
If you have a moment (on the toilet?) when you just want to look up some holiday destinations, the App has a use otherwise, it is a waste of every imaginable resource.

Dependability
The App crashes with alarming frequency... any joke, however tempting, would be in poor taste.

Security
There are no security issues with the App but, in keeping with the nonsense of using it: why are the queues so long at airport security?

ACIDS Test Rating:
The company could have reduced its loss by not developing this App.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.
                                                         
You can get Inspiration by Air France here and support for the App here.

1 comment:

  1. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.0 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Now, you have access to all the activities available around the world.
    100 CHF off on your flight instead of 50 CHF
    New user-friendly navigation

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