In Roskachestvo, on the eve of the holiday season, they conducted a study of mobile applications of travel agencies. Experts from the Center for Digital Expertise of the department tested 12 applications for Android and 10 for iOS in terms of convenience, functionality, security, reliability and performance.
The most secure and secure applications are recognized by OneTwoTrip (4,27), Checkintime (3,84) and Travelata.ru (3,80) for iOS and Last Minute Online Tours (4,64), Sletat.ru (4,52) and OnlineTur.ru (4,45) for Android. No dangerous or malicious applications were identified. At the same time, a number of vulnerabilities were discovered.
The test was carried out using the Solar appScreener analyzer and showed that 25% of applications have an insecure SSL implementation and a weak hashing (data transformation function) and encryption algorithm. These vulnerabilities increase the risks of leakage of usernames and passwords, as well as their personal data when using public Wi-Fi.
The advantage of modern online services for booking tours is that they allow you to choose from hundreds of offers the most tempting and suitable for you. Booking a tour in a mobile application also saves time, - said Ilya Loevsky, Deputy Head of Roskachestvo. In addition, according to him, online services will help save on travel.
Checkintime Application Testing Report
Checkintime is a mobile application that allows you to book and buy a tour without leaving your home. The application has filtering tours (by hotel services, tour operators and beach parameters, such as beach line, beach type and its affiliation, etc.). The app has a tour card with information about additional costs. The application does not include hotel reviews, room characteristics and the "Favorites" section. When searching for tours on the map, the application displays cafes, bars and cultural institutions. Full report available in PDF format