Hotel Guests booking via Hotels.com will be notified about their upcoming reservation and have access to their booking details accompanied by an image of the hotel and address and in addition the app screens will include directions to the hotel and will issue reminders to the guest about check-in and check-out detail.
Recently in a piece I did with Bobby Kerr on Newstalk's Down To Business I sort of gushed my thoughts, and admittedly hopes, for what Apple will do with iTime. One of the points I made that seemed to irk some listeners was my jibe at mainstream reporting on the iTime patent publication.
During the London 2012 Games, Atos unveiled a thought-provoking and in some ways controversial vision for the future of the sport in 2020 with the launch of the Digital Edition of the ascent thought leadership program illustrating their thoughts on how technology could radically transform the experience of athletes, TV and online viewers at home, and fans in the stadium by 2020. A controversial yet fascinating hypothesis they suggested was was a suggestion that by 2020 competitions could could stages where athletes compete in the same race but are not located on the same track, the same pitch or even in the same country. Athletes could perform or run in their own city, but maybe appear together as holograms in the same race, when viewed by the TV audience, or even by the stadium audience.
Andy O'Donoghue joined Bobby Kerr on Newstalk's Down To Business to discuss the patent recently granted to Apple for a device they termed iTime. Andy though thinks Apple have done a good job convincing the market that they're building a Smart Watch with lovely interchangeable (lulti-coloured!) straps, whereas, could iTime in fact be an interface for your entire life?
There's a lot more to wearable than smart watches and Google Glass though, and for me the big win for us as a society is in healthcare and how we can improve and monitor our health and vital signs using wearable technology - and perhaps make the first serious impact on the obesity and diabetes challenges being experienced in developed economies. A short piece with Myles, but I think we got some interesting thoughts in.