Crowd Aversion 2.0

Consumers pressed for time are addressed with lineup estimation tools

Implications - Busy consumers consumed with packed schedules are now being catered to with tools tracking lineups and dense crowds. Though this is primarily dominated by the tech sphere, diverse time-saving innovations are central to the modern young consumer, who places a strong value on convenience.
SCORE: 5.2
Warm Top 6 Examples: 32,540 Total Clicks Feb 14 - Sep 15
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Consumer Insight Topics: TechMobile
No-Wait Coffee Shops - The Starbucks Line is Eliminated with an Efficient Location in New York City
SCORE: 7.8
Viral 28,520 Clicks Pub: May 1, 15
No-Wait Coffee Shops
The Starbucks Line is Eliminated with an Efficient Location in New York City
How often have you found yourself in a Starbucks lineup when you’re in a hurry, and particularly when you’re expected back at the office? Well, the global coffee chain has decided to... [More]
Foot-Traffic Sensors - The Density Sensor Lets You Know How Crowded Public Places Are
SCORE: 7.1
Hot 1,297 Clicks Pub: Aug 11, 15
Foot-Traffic Sensors
The Density Sensor Lets You Know How Crowded Public Places Are
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SCORE: 6.3
Mild 706 Clicks Pub: Sep 18, 15
Pre-Ordering Food Apps
The Ritual App Lets Consumers Order & Pay for Food with Their Smartphones
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Line-Skipping Dining Apps - The Chili's Waitlisting App Will Launch in Summer 2015
SCORE: 3.1
Mild 1,141 Clicks Pub: Apr 22, 15
Line-Skipping Dining Apps
The Chili's Waitlisting App Will Launch in Summer 2015
Thanks to a handy new Chili’s waitlisting app, you won’t have to wait in line for a table for much longer. This technological investment by Chili’s Grill & Bar is sure to mark... [More]
Anticipated Coffee Lineup Apps - Tim’s Time App Lets you Know the Wait Time at Any Tim Hortons
SCORE: 2.3
Mild 705 Clicks Pub: Feb 4, 14
Anticipated Coffee Lineup Apps
Tim’s Time App Lets you Know the Wait Time at Any Tim Hortons
If you dislike waiting in long coffee lineups in the morning while you are commuting to school or work, the Tim’s time app is here to alleviate that wait time. Sometimes it’s that morning... [More]
Queue-Avoiding Guides - Google Warns When to Anticipate Waiting in Line with a New Search Feature
SCORE: 3
Mild 171 Clicks Pub: Jul 29, 15
Queue-Avoiding Guides
Google Warns When to Anticipate Waiting in Line with a New Search Feature
When in a rush, there’s nothing worse than getting stuck waiting in line. Knowing this is something that irks many consumers, Google created a new feature that pops up whenever a user searches... [More]