An independent developer of iPhone apps has come up with a quick and innovative way of helping holidaymakers find their perfect destination.The “Bring Me Sunshine” app is designed to give users a range of vacation ideas about where they can find some sunshine at any time of the year, anywhere in the world. What makes the app different from other flight searches, however, is that users don’t have to know their destination first – the app comes up with suggestions based on their specific requirements, including just how hot they want the weather to be.
The new app for iPhones and iPads is made by Vanilla Pixel, the London-based developers who created the hugely popular and memorably named fear of flying app “Am I Going Down?” – a flight risk calculator that crunches personal flight data to tell the nervous air passenger what their chances are of being involved in a crash.
With “Bring Me Sunshine,” users input their preferred departure airport, travel dates they want to fly on, how far they’re willing to fly, and just how hot a trip they’re looking for. The app will then come up with a list of potential destinations that match the criteria.
A company spokesman for Vanilla Pixel said the app can help to expand users’ destination horizons by providing some inspired ideas for new places to explore.
“The app offers a fun and more imaginative way to find your next sunshine holiday at the time of year you want to travel, and at the kind of temperature that you’re looking for. Instead of having to first decide where in the world you want to go and then search for flights, the app provides you with a choice of suitable destinations – some of which you may never have considered, or even heard of before!”
The app is likely to appeal to anyone who craves some winter sun but is stuck for ideas about where to find it. Longing for a sunshine vacation is often a spur of the moment urge you get when out and about, traveling to and from work, or relaxing on the sofa at home. “Bring Me Sunshine” allows users to seize the moment wherever they happen to be and quickly find a list of potential destinations around the world that matches their mood.