“Berlin Airport” app points passengers in the right directionBerlin, 24.06.2015
The new version of the Berlin Airport app offers passengers at Tegel Airport a brand new service.
With the aid of beacons positioned around the airport app users can receive location-based push notifications to help them find their way around the airport and get the most out of the airport’s amenities.
Passengers who have entered their flight in the app receive a push notification the moment they enter the terminal building with instructions on the fastest route to their gate. Before passing through security screening, they will also get updates with the latest duty-free special offers. Arriving passengers are welcomed at the baggage carousel and receive tips on free Wi-Fi services or information on using public transport.
What are beacons?
Beacons are tiny Bluetooth transmitters that permanently send signals in specific ranges. Special apps can be programmed to pick these signals up and can use the information to provide enhanced services to smartphone users. The beacon technology is based on the BLE standard (Bluetooth Low Energy), which uses far less smartphone battery resources than ordinary Bluetooth.
How do you use the service?
It is supremely easy for passengers in Tegel to use the new service; after downloading the Berlin Airport app for iOS or Android, simply activate Bluetooth to receive personalised information via push notifications. Both apps can be downloaded free of charge using the following links: