It’s a timely issue. Americans alone take 1.1 billion trips a day, yet in one out of four of these trips on average, someone runs late. The result is an estimated $90 billion annual loss for corporate America. So a real question travel apps ought to be tackling isn’t where you’re going – it’s when you’ll arrive.
Yet time-based apps are a missed opportunity for the market.
Since 2008, the market for location-based apps has exploded since 2008 when Apple introduced “assisted GPS” on the iPhone 3G, and third-party developers began creating applications for iOS (the AppStore).
To date, travelers worldwide have 6,400 location-based apps to choose from in the App Store alone, according to Skyhook Wireless.
Location-based apps like Yelp, Google Maps and Loopt can help travelers find the best restaurant in any neighborhood, obtain directions, and show where their friends hang out.
However, we need apps that allow hotel managers to know their customers’ arrival times, or help airlines know which passengers are stuck in security lines.
This is a guest article by Bill Lee, founder of Twist (Read More)
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