Apple, iPhone, and the Future of Travel

Plerts’ BuddyGuard 1.0 was featured in a mobile technologies presentation by Jonny Evans of ComputerWorld at the Eye For Travel conference in London this week.

Slide 9: Where are we now?

I’ve told you a little about what’s already happening. But already your smartphone is:

  • Your tour guide
  • Your travel magazine
  • Your augmented reality machine, finding you information about the local area
  • Your translator
  • Your currency converter
  • Your device to find, choose and reserve a hotel
  • There’s even a personal security app, Buddy Guard. The premium version of this will send in a rescue team if you need to be rescued. That’s the whole thing — Men In Black stuff: helicopters and security guards. All at the touch of a button.

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