Technology & Travel Industry: Experience the Change

A general overview of the technological developments which are challenging, changing and disrupting the Travel & Tourism industry now. If 2015 was a milestone year for the travel industry, 2016 could be an even bigger year for travel technology, with this year’s ‘movers and shakers’ producing a new generation of smart apps, devices and applications, and taking the travel experience to a new level.

Technology in the form of the internet, software, hardware and communications has made the lives of travel agenda lot easier for every type of business. Technology has brought efficiencies, automation, customer knowledge, and business opportunities to fill a variety of needs, fast development of new products or services, traveller knowledge and space for new entrants.

 

Information is now available to everybody, but relevant and structured information, mixed with the intelligence and service behind it, where value added needs to be brought to the traveler based on very specific needs and how those travelers want to see it, buy it and experience it. Technology as a driver of change will bring the internet everywhere, mobility, monitoring of personal/social activity and especially: predictive analytics which will impact with new rupture opportunities and business models.

 

Travel companies are adopting new business models to meet constantly evolving purchasing behavior of the customers. Customers purchase tickets or plan their travel using multiple channels. Customers expect an engaging experience and speedy delivery of relevant and personalized data across channels. Added to this, the distribution landscape is changing and competition is intensifying, making it more challenging for travel enterprises to increase conversion without compromising on quality.

 

If innovation is the heart of the flying experience, one thing is clear: smarter gadgets, efficient airlines and seamless scheduling will take center stage in the travel world this decade. Get ready for a faster, frighteningly intuitive travel experience that will stretch the limits of your imagination.

 

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Apple Pay vs Android Pay: Which is Better?

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Google Wallet is an alternative of Apple Pay Let’s find out which is the better, Android Pay or Apple Pay?

Android Pay and Apple Pay are wireless payment systems for Android and iOS respectively. Apple Pay was one of the beginners of the card-free payment system. It was announced in September 2014 along with the iPhone 6 while the Google has just been discussed it at Google I/O 2015. This is after Google Wallet (originally) being mentioned back in March 2015.

Are Android Pay and Apple pay similar?

The technological answer is yes. Both use Near Field Communication (NFC) based technology in real-world scenarios and both offer one-touch online payments. Basically, the only real difference is a platform, it is running on – if the user has an iOS device, will use Apple Pay and if a user has an Android device will have to use Android Pay.

Apple Pay has the edge over Android is, it works on Apple Watch, whereas Android Pay so far only seems to work on Android device and not in Android Wear.

Android Pay vs Apple Pay: Which is more secure?

Both services seem secure as of: neither system transmits user’s actual card details to the retailer, but instead creates “virtual” card that is used purely for that transaction. In effect, it means two different transactions are taking place: one between Google/Apple and the retailer, where the retailer receives payment for the sale, and one between Google/Apple and user, where Google/Apple gets reimbursed by users.

In a way, It’s a better approach, because if recall any of the major retail card breaches of the last few years – Target, TJ Maxx and so on – it was the retailer systems which got hacked, not the banks. If user use Android Pay or Apple Pay and the retailer that user used gets hacked, any details they get about the user will be completely unusable.

Over 700,000 retailers in U.S. who accepts contactless payments, will also accept Android Pay too. The services will be accessible for in-app purchases from Uber, Lyft, Hotel Tonight and many more. Android phone owners with their fingerprint readers will be able to authorize purchases, similar to Apple Pay.

As both systems use similar security, the same basic technology and also have the similar aims. They are simply the wireless payment systems for their respective OSs. Justifying this, old phones will be able to use Android Pay but in Apple, only the latest iPhones can make use of Apple Pay. There many iPhone application development company india who can help in developing such a facility for your business.

At the end it’s a user who is going to get maximum benefits out of it. Intense competition between Apple Pay and Android Pay will encourage both to create the best product experience. There is many mobile app solutions and services provider company in India. At 9series we create a state of art experience to integrate both of them; if you have requirement then let’s talk.

Pros And Cons Of Laravel Development

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Laravel is a modern, open source PHP framework which makes the development of web and MVC apps much easier. With support to MVC (Model View Controller) approach and features like easy authentication and caching, easy routing and session management, unit testing and flexibility for developing everything right from small websites to large enterprise applications. Laravel takes out the pain of development sensed in a majority of web projects. All-in-all, it has greatly improvised the web development experience of the PHP developers to a great extent. Hence, it is considered to be the best framework for the development of PHP web applications.

Pros and cons of Laravel Development:

  • It is common knowledge that, for web application development, Laravel gives expressive, elegant syntax. Such has been its design. The laravel developer will enjoy the process of development. Authentication, routing, sessions are some tasks that are commonly performed and are made easier, thanks to Laravel.
  • Use of libraries and models is easier as Laravel has object-oriented libraries. Such libraries are supported with autocomplete feature.
  • Importantly, this framework is designed for the PHP’s latest version. Therefore, unit testing authentication and support are the base development components and are inbuilt. It is praiseworthy that Laravel framework folds with the blade template engine in a smooth manner.
  • Laravel has its own command-line interface, known as Artisan, it enables developers to perform abundant tasks. Tasks like seeding databases and migrating databases. Also performed is clearing the cache, etc.
  • One area where Laravel beat CodeIgniter is it has got exceptions. These, with exceedingly detailed stack trace, are not available for developers who use CodeIgniter.
  • Laravel is best suited for building RESTful APIs. Apart from that, Laravel handles event queuing.
  • Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) in Laravel is simple, fast and eloquent. That said, developers will find it very easy to organize the apps database.

Laravel has proved itself one of the most effective framework among all PHP frameworks so it has bright future. Most of the developers are switching to Laravel framework and in future everyone would use Laravel in excess. Laravel Application Development would become on top of all frameworks because of its functionalities and features.

Hence, Laravel development services are surely compelling for those who are in need of crafting outstanding web applications for their enterprise or business needs. We at 9series help to shape your requirements by delivering complete IT Solution and Services.

Business Intelligence in Online Marketing

Want to be proactive with your online marketing? Catch your competitors and improve your marketing with our Business Intelligence solution. Business Intelligence can execute successful strategies based on the information.  

Business intelligence is one of the great ways through which companies can visualize their data, understand it, and make an intelligent resolution based on it. Though Business intelligence may be difficult for marketers to understand and put into practice but by gathering raw data and modifying it into actionable insight, can identify trends and patterns of behavior amidst consumers and demographic in general. Business intelligence can assist marketers to find the best way of interacting with their online customers. It is applied to online marketing and is vital to develop an Internet strategy.

Business intelligence has accurate web analytic and search engine marketing & social media advertising can both be upgraded from structured reports. Search engine strategies are becoming more analytical. If marketers remarked most consumers are visiting a page on the website dedicated to a specific product, they may consider further developing an item. Though business intelligence may appear strange for marketers but can complement an online advertising campaign and improve effectiveness. Companies can set their marketing strategies and design more effective online advertising that consumers will be more likely to mesh with. The analysis of web traffic, the different keywords which describe what we do, their corresponding positions and the conversions that are generating and directing of our campaign Web Positioning.

It can also act as the starting point for an online advertising campaign. Having immediate access to data can help marketers improve if something is not working rather than realizing it online. Marketers can feed with rewards to their most loyal customers. By monitoring social media interactions, one can get a better idea as to how effectively your social media marketing is improving audience engagement.

Hence talking about business intelligence, it can make a big difference for small businesses looking to the playing field with large ones. There are an abundance solutions for small businesses, but we give Demo to be very helpful. You can set up dashboards which will show key performance indicators which matter to the business. This can range from simple data to more advanced metrics which measure performance over time. These trends can alert you when your market is about to change.

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Changing Race Track: Travel Industry Going Online

The hospitality industry – comprised of the hotel sector, holiday sector, and the growing economy sector – is now driving all innovation in the travel industry. For the first time after online travel booking became mainstream, hotels are being revised and redesigned from top to bottom, and each obvious part of hospitality is being turned over, questioned, and rebuilt.

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Most chains in the hotel industry are figuring out of digital and human interactions to produce guest experiences, as digitally empowered consumers are demanding more. There is a big opportunity for travel brands to adopt semantic search though it’s still in its origin. While the natural language abilities and contextual awareness are already appealing, a linguistic search will continue to become more functional. Consumers will continue to add data and user-generated content on the web at a hasty rate, adding more chances for travel companies to provide search results personalized to the individual traveler.

In 2015, the travel industry has started following mobile payments and wearable devices newly combine, producing powerful conversion-driving opportunities for brands. For many travelers, the world has lost its mystery gratefulness to the globalization of commerce, tweets from distant lands, Instagram uploads and the way that digital technology gives us information around the world. As Chris Silcock, SVP of Hilton Worldwide told Skift earlier in the year, “Because of connectivity levels, because of the adoption of the smartphone, because of the data that is available — and people’s willingness to share data, we, right now, have the opportunity to re imagine the hospitality experience, combining the physical and the digital.”

Traditionally it was a dark period for travel companies, but the impact of mobile is even more profound than earlier: virtual travel is done before original travels happen prior or after bookings. According to studies, most of the travelers spend around 42% budget for a trip before departure that means a majority of spending, total 58% of it during the trip, and that’s where the big opportunity for disruption lies.

The need to travel has produced a major industry designed to meet the accommodations, related dining, transportation and entertainment requirement of today’s savvy travelers. Help inform their decisions and guide their purchasing behaviors. Connect them visually and emotionally to favored destinations using the power of content communications. Transport them from their living room comforts or office to the great destinations that beckon across the world. Mobile is radically changing the way online travel brands do business. Mobile is not only fueling key shifts in consumer behavior, but it is also facilitating new business standards and industry partnerships. For perfect and unique travel solution hire travel technology companies.

There are many best travel technology companies Mobile app development company in India and 9series is one them, providing end to end Travel & Hospitality Software Solution & Services at affordable cost with advisable suggestions.

Google I/O 2015: Part V – Advanced Technologies and Projects

Google I/OProject Vault

Project Vault aims to secure the sensitive data that is stored on the microSD cards used as external storage media in smartphones. Designed by ATAP, Project Vault incorporates an ARM chip installed inside a microSD card with at least 1 GB of storage space. These cards will be based on RTOS (Real-time Operating Systems). The hardware setup will also consist of an NFC and an antenna for security purposes. The card will feature 2-factor authentication and will act like a regular microSD card to the parent device and would work on a number of operating systems like Android, Windows, OS X, Linux, etc.

Project Soli

Thinking of having a radar right inside wearable like smartwatches, Google ATAP (Advanced Technologies and Projects) team has made it possible. Project Soli wants to create a way for people to operate their devices using only natural hand motions, rather than styluses, touch screens or scroll balls. This highly sensitive radar sensor will be capable of sensing even slightest of the movements and hence will correctly estimate the velocity and the distance. The radar sensors are so precise that the most minuet movement is also recognized. ATAP is using radar to make Soli work even at a distance. It may be available later this year, and will be a feature of Android Wear.

Project Jacquard

Probably the new project debuted by ATAP was Project Jacquard. Project Jacquard incorporates electronics woven right into the fabrics. So, user doesn’t have to rely on wearable devices for doing basic tasks on smartphones. The team has created interactive, touch sensitive threads that can be woven into fabric so user can control their devices from: the sleeve of shirt or pant. They announced a partnership with Levis and are hoping to spread the technology through the fashion industry. The big difference between Jacquard and “smart clothing” of the past is that Google worked with clothing manufacturers to develop a yarn that struck a balance between being conducive for tech, while still being durable and wearable enough for use in the fashion industry.

User can think about controlling music playback just by making a gesture on your garment. The scope of this technologies involving fabric-woven electronics is virtually endless and depends on the imagination of the company and the developers.

Project Ara

Project Ara, one of the most interesting development in Google i/o 2015. The ATAP team demonstrated a working prototype of Google’s modular smartphone. An Ara phone was assembled from scratch, adding everything except the battery module. The phone was then turned on and shown to be working fine. The battery module was then added, without rebooting the device, and no issues come across in accepting the newly added module. The finished product will allow user to swap modules, such as cameras and batteries, in and out of the phone like building blocks.

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PhoneGap: A Perfect Tool for Cross Platform Application Development

PhoneGap Application DevelopmentIn this era of mobile application development, it is a real challenge to develop a unique application for multiple mobile development platforms. Making an application for a particular platform is easy, traditionally but running on different platforms is an intimidating task and it can be done by cross-platform development technology. PhoneGap platform is best for apps development for unique cross-platform OS such as; iOS, Android, Windows or Blackberry. In addition, designers can have a choice to include the feature with this noteworthy framework. An application interface follows the Phonegap SDK that conveys the designer with special mobile or cross-platform features.

Business growth in today’s world is based on mobility. Mobility has various platforms to choose from, all with their own dedicated following. Opting for one platform only means you lose the potential customer support of the other platforms. On the other side, opting for all the platforms is not something everyone can afford. PhoneGap helpfully presents a financially sensible substitute for this – A mobile app on all the platforms, for the price of one.

Nowadays, cross-platform framework gives an opportunity for developers to create an application using Rhomobile, Sencha touch, Titanium etc.; PhoneGap app developers in India and across the world use these tools to develop robust application. PhoneGap Application is different from other standard mobile devices sites one can find. It can efficiently access the mobile’s hardware functions or cross-platform mechanism devices such as GPS systems or Accelerometer. Apps that are created through PhoneGap tool or platform will look similar as the native apps.

PhoneGap can reduce a lot of time and money as once developing an application; make some modifications to get it work easily on the numerous platforms. PhoneGap makes the process more effective by applying the theme of the developing once and deploying everywhere. The PhoneGap enables to develop and publish an application across multiple mobile platforms instantly and without additional labor. This is the greatest advantage of PhoneGap development tool, supports for all major platforms like Android, Windows, iOS, blackberry, Symbian etc. such diverse compatibility facilitates easy to create an application with a single code and runs on various mobile platforms. The main advantage of PhoneGap is, it saves time and money. There are many companies which provide PhoneGap mobile application development in India.

Many companies render cross-platform development, but 9series provide experts cross-platform mobile application services using Titanium, Sencha touch, Rhomobile and PhoneGap development tools. Drop a message and we will get back you. You can also visit us at http://www.9spl.com.

Google I/O 2015: Part IV – New Product Announcement

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Formerly in Google I/O 2015 Part-I, Part-II and Part-III– It explained about Android M, Enhancement in Existing Products and Developer Tools. Google came up with many New Products such as HBO NOW, Internet of Things- Project Brillo, Family Friendly Feature and Jump Camera.

HBO Now in Android

HBO Now- coming to Google. HBO Now made large waves when it came to iTunes App Store. An app will be available soon on the Play Store which will allow user to access all the same content on Android device that HBO Now gives on other platforms. HBO Now, the only service for watching everything from Game of Thrones to True Detective, is now getting to Android. There is no confirmed release date but marks the end of Apple’s exclusive access.

Internet of Things and Project Brillo

Google revealed an operating system for Internet of Things- Brillo. It is called “Brillo” because it is a “polished down” but a completely functional version of the Android operating system. Brillo is derived from Android- running on the same core of drivers and code, but simplified so that it can be used on everything from locks to kitchen devices. Lightweight enough to run on everything from user Nest to smart doorknob, It is designed to allow everything in user home to talk to everything else. If Brillo is the OS for the device, then Weave communication protocol will facilitate those device to talk to each other using common schemas. It will connect phones to device and those device to the cloud.

Brillo is designed to run on connected device that have small processors and low memory. The OS stores and manages data collected by sensors in the device. The most ambitious of all Google announcements, these platforms are brand new. Brillo will become available to developers in Q3 whereas the Weave protocol will be ready by Q4. The main aim is to standardize devices on IoT, across different platforms and let developers build apps on top.

Jump Camera

Google partnered with GoPro, an effort to make it easier for people to film the VR-compatible video to build a circular 16-camera rig. The geometry of the rig called Jump- will be made available this summer. Cardboard is the low-rent virtual reality, Jump is the big budget version. There are two part of Jump- the camera and the Assembler. Once user record in these camera, Google’s assembler will figure out depth data from different images and stitch them together into a stereoscopic VR video. GoPro announced it will be the first company to build a Jump-compatible rig—basically a 16-camera wheel that captures 360 degrees of imagery.Google hopes Jump will become the standard for capturing, assembling, and viewing immersive virtual environments. Google said an assembler takes “thousands of computers” and will be available this summer to a “select few” people. There aim is to increase variety and type of images and videos available to view through VR systems.

New Family-Friendly Feature:

Google Play announced the launch of a family-friendly features which will help parents to find appropriate apps as well as content. This new area of the Play Store will highlight application and games specifically with a young audience in mind. Now kids and their parents can navigate by property or character. Rather than sifting through the store for content based on Star Wars or Dora the Explorer, a single tap of an icon will take user to a whole area of the store dedicated to kid-friendly content based on the property or character.

Under this, first new feature is Family tab,now included on the homepage of the Apps, Games, and Movies & TV section that allows parents to browse through content suitable for children with just a tap. Following the Family Star will easily find age-appropriate content. Just tapping the Family Star button, parents can view content that is organized by ages, so they can easily find a learning app for their toddler or a summer reading eBook for their teen. Parental Controls makes family-friendly content easier, but none of that matters if kids can still access the kinds of things that are off-limits for them. Updated parental controls will now allow parents to restrict downloads, purchases or streaming of future content.

More About Google i/o 2015:

Google I/O 2015: Part I – Android M
Google I/O 2015: Part II – Enhancement in Existing Products
Google I/O 2015: Part III – Developer Tools
Google I/O 2015: Part V – Advanced Technologies and Projects

Travel & Hospitality Business: “Growing Digital”

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Those days have been passed when luxury travel was a privilege reserved to the well-heeled. Today’s customers have access to all these services, thanks to disruptive low-cost airlines and mobile booking sites. Travel agents and agencies are racing to enhance the consumer experience, cover more market and customer loyalty. Here we are going to provide you some highlights of Travel & Hospitality Industry in the current scenario.

Customers’ demand, they are “a-changin”. Such an enormous growth has changed the face of Travel and Hospitality industry. As money is flowing from east to west, as middle class continues its surge, and as the Optimistic generation – which within 10 years will be in its peak earning, spending and travel years – demands faster, personalised services, many service providers have moved toward a model that caters to these changing demographics.

Demand & Supply

Travel and Hospitality industry contributes 9% of global GDP, at the same time industry is the largest employer in the world, provides employment to one in 11. However, as large as the industry is, it has the potential to be a lot bigger. Within the decade, it is anticipated that this industry will create an additional 75 million jobs. Look at the numbers and you’ll see why: the travelers population has doubled in the past 20 years and is expected to be twice again over the next 20.

Technological Innovation: A trend setter

Technical advancement is no more astonishing to the world, in every two second a new technology is being introduced to the world. Where do you stand? As mentioned above, “ Travel and hospitality” industry is making up large portion in global economy. Are you catching up hold on your customers? Your potential customers are planning trips and vacations online rather than calling up to hotels’ reservation desk and booking an accommodation for a trip. Being into travel & hospitality business it is substantial to know what is happening in global market, and what you customers are demanding. Here is some statistics…

Travelers are planning vacations online

Ringing up the hotel reservation desk for booking is no more in trend now. Most of the travelers will prefer instant booking with the smartphones, tablets or through desktops. According to the data gathered from Travel Weekly, tablets, smartphone and computer ownership is surging among people who regularly book travel over the internet and a recent PhoCusWright study suggested that the flow is crafting a growing user base that expects suppliers (and online travel agencies (OTAs) ) to boost both their mobile websites and interact with a comprehensive selection of travel application.

What global travel & hospitality industry states

The travel and hospitality industry is one of the world’s largest industries with a global economic contribution (direct, indirect and persuaded) of nearly Seven Trillion U.S. dollars in 2013. The direct economic influence of the industry, comprising accommodation, transportation, entertainment and attractions, was nearly 2.2 trillion U.S. dollars that year. A number of nations, such as France and the United States, are consistently popular tourism destinations, but other, less well-known countries are swiftly emerging in order to reap the economic benefits of the industry.

Worldwide, the travel & hospitality industry has experienced sound growth almost every year. Global tourist arrivals increased from 528 million back in 2005 to 1.09 billion in 2013. Statistics were anticipated to exceed 1.8 billion by 2030. Each year, Europe obtains the most international tourist arrivals. It also produces the most travelers: with just fewer than 566 million outbound visitors in 2013, the country had more than double that of the second-largest tourist origin, the Asia Pacific region.

In 2013, Global Tourism Revenue touched approximately 1.16 trillion U.S. dollars, having nearly doubled since 2005. That year, China had the largest global tourism spending, followed by the United States and Germany. The leading city in global traveler expenditure was London, where visitors spent more than 19 billion U.S. dollars in 2014.

Technological advancement is pushing the usages of latest Travel & Hospitality technologies such as CRM, ERP, Booking Engines, Mobile Applications, Beacons, IoT, BigData and enterprise industry software. Today, leading travel and hospitality players are focusing & investing more and more on their online presence. If you are into travel & hospitality business, this is the right time start growing digital to get hold on mobile travelers. Choosing a right travel and hospitality technology services & solutions can lead you a way ahead than your competitors. Click here to get in touch with us.

Hire Dedicated Mobile Application Developers For Best Business Opportunity

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Mobile application development is not only a development method, but it is like a channel that works to add to the output of cell phone. As you develop applications, it helps to carry out certain tasks that are vital for business and can help you to get connected with clientele and customers. Mobile application development has gained loads of importance and the requirement for it has grown tremendously in the market. However, this increasing demand can prove to be a good for business, since there are immense prospects of creating, expanding and continuing business through it.

Recently, the market of smart mobile has increased quickly due to its effective and eye catching applications and obligation is on fire. Mobile Application Development is quickly growing industry for complete mobile solutions. That indicates every mobile user who wants exclusive and awesome applications or wants to personalize their current program. They need them. Much new Technological innovations are arriving in this technological era and people are keeping themselves with the next generation.

This entire development has formed a completely new industry of outsourcing services which have witnessed a remarkable advancement in the last few years. Mobile application developers in India are such choice that handovers excellent outcomes at extremely competitive costs. Outsourcing work to a Mobile application development company in India is an amazingly successful way of getting your work done. There are unambiguous benefits to it. The work charges are negligible, the workforce availability is easy and in excess.

iPhone, one of the most preferred smartphones in modern times, is an amazing communication device which has taken technology and exactness to the next level. Known for opulent interface and user experience, the iPhone is launched by an iOS operating system that supports a wide range of apps which can be downloaded online from the Apple store. Owing to the increasing demand of an iPhone, the iPhone application development industry is at a peak. Many business owners continually seek to hire dedicated iPhone developers with requisite skills in order to create a state -of- the -art applications for ease, organization, and work.

Are you searching for creative mobile application development and services, 9series is a perfect place for IT complete solutions. Our dedicated mobile app developers develop and deliver with outstanding suggestions. We not only develop, but deliver services for Android/iPhone/Windows Application Development.