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Ryanair looks to create solutions for passengers wearing smartwatches

Ryanair will give smartwatch owners additional features.

Published Sun, Feb 15 2015 5:20 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:10 PM CST

Ryanair wants to give smartwatch wearable owners additional features, such as boarding gate information, digital boarding passes, and post-landing information. A prototype app offering will be unveiled after the Apple Watch launches in the spring, according to company officials.

Ryanair looks to create solutions for passengers wearing smartwatches | TweakTown.com

Additional details about the custom smartwatch offering will be released in the coming months.

"In the future, Ryanair wants to be able to provide information throughout a passenger's journey, from the second you go to bed in a hotel, to when you land and need to find your car, or book a taxi," said John Hurley, CTO of Ryanair, in a statement published by The Telegraph. "People want micro-moments, micro pieces of information."

Wearables - and specifically smartwatches - are expected to grow in popularity, but developers will need to create new offerings for these users. Smartphones and tablets already allow for a number of different services and customized services already created to make things easier.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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