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Beacon apps help travelers navigate more efficiently

Implications - Seeking to make travelling a little less stressful, consumers are turning to location-based technology to make things like navigation more streamlined. No longer used only for retail, beacon technology is offering travelers a way to stay informed about flight delays, directions and even wait times. This reflects a turn toward more connected, and less strenuous forms of travel.
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Mild Top 5 Examples: 4,755 Total Clicks Aug 14 - Nov 15
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Airport Navigation Beacons - The FlyBeacon App Helps Emirates Customers Find Their Gate
SCORE: 5.7
Warm 1,777 Clicks Pub: Apr 30, 15
Airport Navigation Beacons
The FlyBeacon App Helps Emirates Customers Find Their Gate
FlyBeacon is a smartphone app launched in 2014 by Emirates that uses beacon technology in an innovative way. The FlyBeacon app makes great use of beacon technology installed in airports to provide... [More]
Triword Geolocation Systems - The w3w GPS Platform Helps You Get Anywhere in Only Three Words
SCORE: 4.9
Mild 265 Clicks Pub: Dec 16, 14
Triword Geolocation Systems
The w3w GPS Platform Helps You Get Anywhere in Only Three Words
With just three words, this app and GPS platform can help you get anywhere in the world. Geolocation site what3words (w3w) makes navigating earth more simple. If you have a difficult time following... [More]
Orderly Flight Apps - Travel Pal Uses Beacon Technology to Streamline the Travel Process
SCORE: 2.9
Mild 596 Clicks Pub: Apr 30, 15
Orderly Flight Apps
Travel Pal Uses Beacon Technology to Streamline the Travel Process
At this year’s THack Seattle, groups of programmers and designers gathered to rethink the way travel is planned and managed and one of the ideas that came out of it was a system called Travel... [More]
Beacon Airport Navigation - The indoo.rs Indoor Navigation at SFO Helps Blind Travelers Get Around
SCORE: 3.9
Mild 2,055 Clicks Pub: Aug 29, 14
Beacon Airport Navigation
The indoo.rs Indoor Navigation at SFO Helps Blind Travelers Get Around
San Francisco International Airport’s beacon technology-based indoor navigation system is intended to guide the blind within the building. Interior mapping company indoo.rs determines the... [More]
Airport Navigation Apps - United Airlines' App Now Includes a Beacon-Powered Airport Map
SCORE: 2.3
Untested 62 Clicks Pub: Nov 6, 15
Airport Navigation Apps
United Airlines' App Now Includes a Beacon-Powered Airport Map
Before experiencing the enjoyment of encountering new cities, states and countries, travelers must successfully conquer airport navigation. To make this task a bit easier for travelers, United... [More]