Pageonce has quietly built a solid business by aggregating its user’s various online accounts into one place. They’ve got over 1.3 million registered users and recently raised a $6.5 million Series B round. And though Pageonce hardly gets neither the fame nor the fortune of its competitor (Mint), it is still a very solid way to manage your online accounts. Unlike Mint, which focuses on personal finances, Pageonce’s goal is to provide you with a one-stop view of all of your online accounts, including financial, travel, e-mail and social networking.
Though a single web interface for all of those accounts may be unnecessary, it is a perfect service for mobile devices. Specifically, the Pageonce iPhone App – “Personal Assistant” – is done extremely well, and I still use it to this day. It blows Mint’s iPhone App out of the water.
Today, Pageonce launches TripTracker [iTunes Link]. This is a free iPhone App ($1 removes the ads) that enables you to keep track of all of our trip itineraries – hotels and flights specifically – on the go.
As a consultant for Accenture, I travel basically every week, so the value proposition of having a one-stop shop for all my trip updates is extremely compelling. But obviously, TripIt already does that – so what makes TripTracker different? For TripIt, you forward all of your itineraries to an e-mail address (email@example.com) and it automatically parses your itinerary and populates your flight information. Instead, with TripTracker, you provide your frequent flyer and hotel rewards program ID and password, and it pulls all the information for you. They call it “automagically” updating your flight and hotel details.
Ultimately, the difference between TripIt and TripTracker is a matter of preference. For a frequent traveler like me, who has racked up over 60,000 miles in 4 months, it probably makes sense to go with TripTracker. I always use my frequent flyer ID when booking a reservation, and so why bother with forwarding my itineraries to TripIt (which is, though still easy, slightly more difficult). For someone who travels a bit less and doesn’t always bother with frequent flyer programs, TripIt is still the way to go.
TripIt also could not parse the data from the itineraries sent by my corporate travel program, whereas TripTracker goes around that issue by pulling the itinerary details from the airline websites. Furthermroe, the TripTracker iPhone app has weather reports and airport information whereas TripIt does a better job with push notifications and has a better user interface. Either way, now you never have to worry about losing your travel details while on the go.