There are certainly some strange apps about these days, but I’m not sure what to make of Airbnb.
This particular app allows householders to advertise their house as a nightly hotel. So, if you are travelling (and I assume this applies to just the USA so far) and are looking for a place to sleep for the night, then Airbnb is the app to have installed on your Android smartphone.
You might be wondering, like me, who would contact a perfect stranger to see if they have a room available in their home, but it seems many people do. In fact, the idea has been around for a while, I believe. Airbnb created a website that seemingly gets a lot of traffic. Since the launch of the app, the company behind the idea says that 10% of its traffic now comes from mobile phones, so the application is a great investment.
I must admit while I don’t think I would use such an application or website, it can be a useful piece of software for those who are stuck, and looking for somewhere quick. It is seemingly very popular, with 500,000 downloads to date.
The application at the moment is available on Apple’s iOS platform, and Android too. Airbnb expects the numbers of downloads to dramatically increase, inside and outside the USA.