APEX Insight: LocusLabs is powering the new Fly Delta app with its LocusMaps wayfinding functionality, which helps travelers find what they’re looking for – even when offline. Campbell Kennedy, CEO and co-founder of LocusLabs, guides APEX Media through the ins and outs of the technology, which allows passengers to know their destination airport like the back of their hand before they land.
Delta Air Lines has unveiled the newest version of its Fly Delta iPhone app, which features LocusLabs’ indoor mapping and turn-by-turn airport navigation to help passengers quickly find what they’re looking for. The app currently offers mapping for 13 US airports, including San Francisco and John F. Kennedy international airports, as well as Heathrow and Narita airports. Five more airports will be added this spring, including Charles de Gaulle, São Paulo–Guarulhos and Shanghai Pudong international airports. Click here to keep reading.
LocusLabs gives global venues, enterprises and brands a digital platform to communicate, share and manage everything about their physical space. Based in San Francisco, LocusLabs was formed in 2014 specifically to solve air industry problems requiring location services at scale and across global venues. Its founders and directors are all veteran leaders in robotics, cloud computing, design and mobile technologies.
2. Could you explain the thought process behind the app
LocusLabs is not an app by itself. Our products enable location services in other apps, like FlyDelta. Our solutions include a software development kit (LocusMaps SDK) and Venue Management System to manage geospatial content and advanced enterprise use cases involving the location of static and dynamic “things” (commonly referred to as the “Internet of Things,” IoT).
Delta released an updated version of its smartphone app this week, and it now offers travelers with an iPhone access to their reservation information whether or not they have an internet connection. Once a trip is downloaded, travelers can access both their full itinerary and boarding passes at all times, even when the phone is in “airplane mode” or no internet connection is available. Similar features are expected for the Android release, coming in spring 2017.
Delta Air Lines has released the latest version of its Fly Delta app, which now includes access to detailed airport wayfinding maps, and the ability to access boarding pass and flight details, even when a reliable Wi-Fi or cellular connection is not available.
The wayfinding tool features interactive maps for 20 major airports – including the airline’s hubs – and guides customers with turn-by-turn directions to their gate, restaurants or baggage claim belt. Delta says it is now the only airline to give customers the ability to access airport maps on iPhone via their boarding pass by touching the departure city code, arrival city code or gate numbers, and through My Trips, Flight Status and the “More” section.
Airport maps included are: ATL, BOS, CVG, DCA, DTW, JFK, LAX, LGA, LHR, MCO, MSP, NRT, SEA, SFO and SLC. This spring, maps for AMS, CDG, GRU, MEX and PVG will also be added. Click here to keep reading.
Delta app continues leading industry with fully integrated airport wayfinding maps, bolstered reliability
It’s 8:03 a.m. You dozed off and missed the in-flight beverage service – you had been looking forward to grabbing a Starbucks onboard. You’re on approach to CVG, an airport you’ve only been to a few times, and wonder, “What are the chances there’s a Starbucks on the way to get my bags?” Thankfully, you updated your iPhone with the latest version of the Fly Delta app featuring airport wayfinding maps. You access it, tap on the “CVG” on your boarding pass, and up pops the CVG airport map where you search “Starbucks.” There are four – and one is near your arrival gate!
Delta on Wednesday released the latest version of its Fly Delta app, giving customers access to the industry’s most innovative airport wayfinding maps, and the ability to keep up with boarding pass and flight details, even when a reliable Wi-Fi or cellular connection isn’t available.
The wayfinding tool features interactive maps for 20 major airports – including the airline’s hubs – and guides customers with turn-by-turn walking directions to their next gate, a restaurant or even baggage claim. Delta is the only airline to give customers the ability to access airport maps on iPhone via their boarding pass by touching the departure city code, arrival city code or gate numbers, and through My Trips, Flight Status and the “More” section.
Airport maps included are: ATL, BOS, CVG, DCA, DTW, JFK, LAX, LGA, LHR, MCO, MSP, NRT, SEA, SFO and SLC. This spring the app also will include maps for AMS, CDG, GRU, MEX and PVG. Click here to continue reading.
Maurice Jenkins, Director, Information Systems, Miami International Airport (MIA) talks about the new app MIA has developed to create a personalized experience for the passenger covering the entire airport and what the future holds. Click here for the entire article
Kayak is already great for exploring excellent flight deals, but the app recently made some upgrades to help travelers after they book flights, too. Their app now includes maps for 34 major airports in the U.S., including turn-by-turn directions. Click here to keep reading
If you’re lucky, an airport does one thing really well. Maybe it has painless security. Or robot assistants. Even just free Wi-Fi. Now imagine if every part of the experience was optimized for ultimate efficiency. We searched terminals around the world for the smartest innovations and mashed them all up into one. At this Frankenport, you might even want to show up early. Click here to keep reading.
SparkLabs venture has opened its Internet of Things accelerator program with 14 startups from six countries.
LocusLabs (San Francisco, Calif.)
LocusLabs provides the platform and tools that enable apps to be location-aware on a micro level. LocusLabs is going a level deeper than existing mapping solutions by not only mapping places, but also people, products, and things, using technology that scales. LocusLabs’ mission is to provide an easy-to-use platform that allows enterprises to manage and publish geospatial data to any device, while providing tools that make it possible for anyone to build and use geospatial applications. Click here to read more