HITEC Launches New App for Show Attendees
June 24, 2013 1:10pm
HFTP Offers Mobile App for Apple and Android Phones to Help Attendees at HITEC Conference
Austin, Texas, USA (June 24, 2013) - For attendees to the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC) taking place in Minneapolis next week, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) today launched a mobile application. Powered by Cisco hardware and software - the company's Connected Mobile Experiences solution, the application includes conference information and schedules with the convenience of an indoor GPS-like way-finding system that helps attendees easily locate sessions, exhibitor booths, and conference amenities.
Once the HITEC app is downloaded, attendees get an indoor, way-finding feature that provides their smartphone with an internal view of the expo and convention center layout. Using the Cisco Wi-Fi network and location intelligence from the Cisco Mobility Services Engine - a platform that provides visibility into the network, conference mobile device users can determine where they are and receive turn-by-turn directions to any desired location within the convention center, similar to a GPS guidance system. In addition, location-based notifications are given to attendees - for example, when an attendee is standing near the keynote session that is about to begin, mobile users who've enabled the app for notifications by opting-in will receive a reminder to step into the session. With location analytics, movements and patterns can be analyzed to better understand in-venue behavior and trends to deliver better attendee experiences in the future.
"Having the new app with Cisco's way-finding system is the ideal tool for navigating a show like HITEC," said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. "Within four days, there is so much going on and so much information to take in; it will be immensely useful to have the app act as a guide. And of course, with friendly reminders to stop chatting and get to the next session."
The mobile application is available for download in the Apple App Store and Google's Android Marketplace.
Contact: Sara Bailiff, Public Relations Manager
+1 (512) 220-4017
HFTP Charters Three New Global Chapters and Expands Student Chapter Networks
HFTP to Host Inaugural, Invitation-Only Club Forum in Sarasota, Florida This Month
4 Themes From HITEC Houston 2018
Beekeeper Wins E20X ‘People’s Choice’ at HITEC Houston
HITEC Houston Makes History as HFTP’s Highest Attended Event in 65+ Years
New Women in Technology Luncheon Announced for HITEC 2019 Minneapolis
Softscribe Inc. Outlines 7 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Close Sales Leads From HITEC 2018
You Want to Enhance the Guest Experience - So How Do You Know What's Wrong With It
HFTP Announces Entrepreneur 20X Sponsorship Agreement With Amadeus at HITEC Houston
HITEC Houston Tuesday General Session Announced: "Technology and the Power of the C-Suite"
BirchStreet Offers Comprehensive Inventory Management Solution
HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees Announced
HFTP Introduces Startups, Judge’s Panel and Mentors for Entrepreneur 20X at HITEC Houston
StayNTouch to Liven Up HITEC With a PMS Technology Showcase and an Exciting Game of Jeopardy-The Hotel Maven Edition! (Booth #1003)
HFTP Launches New F&B Bytes Site, an Addition to Its Online News Portfolio
Four Must-Attend Speaking Engagements During HITEC 2018
Multi-Platinum Artist FLO RIDA Will Perform at the HITEC Houston Opening Party, Presented by Samsung
See the Future of Meetings at HITEC via AVaStar
Next Gen Tech You Shouldn’t Miss at This Year’s HITEC in Houston [CHECKLIST]
Mike Walsh and Theresa Payton to Be Keynote Speakers at HITEC Houston in June
Please login or register to post a comment.