Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport has launched an updated version of its mobile app.
The latest version includes a new map, location detection and indoor navigation functionalities.
The app uses the more than 2,000 beacons installed throughout the airport to make the Indoor Wayfinding possible.
With an accuracy range of five metres, passengers are able to easily find their way to their gate via the navigation functionality of the map.
Indoor Wayfinding technology has rarely been used in such large and complex buildings as Schiphol, which is one of the first major airports to have integrated Indoor Wayfinding into its own mobile application.
The app was developed by M2mobi, who also developed the app for Dallas Fort Worth.
Michiel Munneke, general manager M2mobi, said:
‘We are proud of our innovation partnership with Schiphol. Outdoor, mobile navigation has become a commodity, but indoor navigation is still in its infancy. It’s great to see that we can work so successfully with Schiphol to explore the boundaries of what is possible in this area.’
Mike Smolders, Project manager M2mobi, said:
‘We have been working very hard with Schiphol on indoor location detection and are extremely pleased with having developed such a user-friendly solution with an accuracy range of approximately five metres!’
N.B. Image credit: m2mobi.com