Time for a quick glance at who has wound up on Apple Watch
As Apple Watch fever takes hold, this is a roundup of news and announcements dedicated to applications for the device from tourism and hospitality for April 23 and 24, 2015.
Marriott International chimes in with Apple Watch
As part of its bid to let travellers interact as much as possible during trips, Marriott has unveiled an app for Apple Watch. The service is targeted at Marriott Rewards program members who can now use the watch to access Marriott’s mobile app for check-in and checkout, room ready alerts, booking and review of reservations and hotel directions.
Timely travel tips from Expedia
Personalised alerts and data are among promises of the Expedia service for Apple Watch. The app also provides the most relevant information on hotels via the Glances feature and enables access to forthcoming trip itineraries.
TheTrainline keeps time with wearable app
Users of theTrainline mobile app can now check live train times, platform information and access mobile ticketing straight from their wrist following the launch of a service for Apple Watch. The app uses the device’s Glance feature to serve up information, which also includes ticket collection codes and journey times and maps.
Top10.com throws hand in for Apple Watch development
Last-minute hotel booking startup Top10 is bringing personalised recommendations to the wrist via its service for Apple Watch. The company says it has “reimagined” its mobile app to bring bite-sized info to users. The service allows users to browse images, view the top hotels nearest them and bookmark properties.
JiTT (Just in Time Tourist) enables city discovery from the wrist
JiTT says its one of the first guide apps on Apple Watch with the launch of its new service. The Portugal-based startup says its app frees travellers from having to hold their smartphones in their hands.
Helsinki Airport makes mobile app available on the fruity wearable
The airport application provides passengers with real-time flight updates and gate information. Developed by Finland-based Futurice, the watch service is designed to guide passengers through the airport with additional information including shortest security queue, terminal details and information on what’s nearby.