Airport mobile apps are the new black, or at least this is what the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) seem to believe. The commission partnered with Boston-based SapientNitro, an interactive marketing, creative design and technology services agency, to create a new mobile application.
With the launch of their new goHow Airport app for iPhone and BlackBerry, the Commission hopes to help travelers make the most of their trip through Denver International Airport and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). Early next year, the app is scheduled to be available for Android devices as well.
goHow Airport lets travelers know everything the airport knows about flight status, gate location, baggage claim, current weather conditions, parking availability, security wait time and ground transportation options. In addition, the app links to other travelers by providing customers’ ratings about restaurants, shops and services at the airport.
The app monitors, in real time, multiple flights across multiple trips, and delivers alerts and notifications as soon as an important change occurs. In addition to goHow Airport also provides key information for the world’s top airports.
“These new technologies enable us to personalize each traveler’s airport experience by presenting information in ways relevant to that person’s individual interests and needs,” said Jeff Hamiel, executive director of the Metropolitan Airports Commission. “The mobile app and touch-screen directories map the way to your gate, show what shops, restaurants and services are in the vicinity, tell you how many minutes away each location is, and offer search or filter functions so you can find food items, merchandise or services of particular interest to you. Our goal is to provide one of the best airport experiences in the nation by placing the travel information you need right at your fingertips.”