Dubai International has launched a smartwatch app on both iOS and Android platforms.
The app is an extension of the Dubai Airports smartphone app and provides passengers quick and easy access to the latest status of their bookmarked flight – showing the user their current flight status, the actual arrival or departure time, terminal, gate or baggage belt information in one easy glance.
A second phase is expected to feature commercial offers from food & beverage and retail outlets, as well as enhanced interactivity and additional functionality.
The app has been developed by Dubai Airports in conjunction with Amsterdam-based company M2Mobi.
Dubai is the first international hub to offer a smartwatch experience on both iOS and Android.
Matthew Horobin, Head of Digital Media at Dubai Airports:
“This development is part of an ongoing series of digital initiatives at Dubai Airports that are aimed at enabling easy access to personalised information that allows our customers greater freedom to plan their journey and make the most of their time at the airport. It’s a service that will find appreciation among the increasing number of travellers that are now smartphone and smartwatch users.
“As part of the first phase of the project the smartwatch app currently provides customers access to only the most important information related to their flight. There are plans to make the app more interactive while also widening its functionality to include wayfinding and commercial offers from food and beverage and retail outlets across the airport.”
N.B. Image credit: dubaiairports.ae