EasyJet, Quantas and Starwood gear up for Apple Watch
1st April 2015
EasyJet, Quantas and Starwood have unveiled the release of their new mobile apps designed for Apple Watch. The announcements are a response to the upcoming and long-awaited launch of Apple Watch. The new wearable technology is due to be launched on 24 April 2015. Here we have compiled a snapshot of the three individual apps and their key features.
The EasyJet’s app will provide real-time personalised travel information and a Passbook boarding pass that leisure and business travellers can use throughout the airport. In addition of its time keeping functionality, the new wearable technology Apple watch will offer personalised notifications for passengers and enable its users to access key information in a simpler, more accessible and convenient way. The app will be available in five different languages at its launch, including English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. In addition to personalised flight information, app uses Apple Watch features such as Glances to inform and remind passengers of key parts of their travel, such as pre-departure information, check-in details, up-to-date local currency exchange rates, weather in destination and real time flight status. The app has been integrated with social networking sites, enabling travellers to share their journey on Twitter and Facebook with others.
Starwood has expanded on their Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) app, which already allows guests to use their iPhone as a room key at a selected number of hotels. With the roll-out of SPG keyless to Apple Watch clients can use the new wearable technology as a key card for their room at over 150 W Hotels, Aloft, and Element hotels worldwide from end of April 2015.
Qantas is the latest airline planning to launch an app on the new Apple Watch, which will be launched in the UK, this month. Following other airlines, such as Easyjet, the Quantas app will provide information about gate changes, boarding times, luggage collection points and other flight information.
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