11 March infsoft @ Holmhacks – Review of Hackathon@HOLM 2 MIN READ March 11, 2016 By Gina Wurms company news |hackathon| 0 Our team took part in Hackathon@HOLM in Frankfurt last weekend (4.-6.3.2016). Deutsche Bahn, Frankfurt Airport (Fraport), Lufthansa Innovation Hub, Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) and Operational Services were partners of the event. 13 teams made use of the offered APIs and within 36 hours developed apps which can facilitate travelling. Real time traffic information – everything is linked Our solution makes the intermodal journey easier and more predictable. We took a passenger as a starting point who goes to the train station by car and to the airport by train. His journey can be disturbed by many factors: construction sites, redirections, traffic jams, delayed trains, waiting times at the airport. At the end, everything comes together and he misses his flight. To avoid that, we used a lot of real time traffic information. Used APIs: Google Maps, DB, Fraport, Lufthansa The Google Maps API provided us current car traffic information and a map. Deutsche Bahn gave us real time data about train connections which made it possible to forecast the punctuality. The interface of Fraport added the current waiting times at the airport. Will passenger XY be able to get his flight? We went one step further and gave the Lufthansa staff information about the current position of passengers (anonymously). Those passengers who have the app and fill in their flight data can be tracked with the help of beacons (inside) and GPS (outside). Thus, it can be calculated if passengers could possibly still reach their flight or not. If not, the plane can start. Everyone who arrives early can find nearby lounges with the app and can see if they are already full (detection with Raspberry Pi). Summary of Hackathon@HOLM The event was much fun for our team and we are convinced that our app provides some great added value. We were able to demonstrate all functions live. We congratulate the winners and thank the organizers for the invitation. The event was much fun for our team and we are convinced that our app provides some great added value. We were able to demonstrate all functions live. We congratulate the winners and thank the organizers for the invitation. Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles infsoft 2018 Year in Review This blog post looks back on the year 2018 and describes the developments and trends that characterized infsoft's business year. Read More infsoft 2017 Year in Review 2017 was another big year in the rapid development of the Internet of Things, and it was another great year for infsoft. Read More infsoft 2019 Year in Review 2019 was marked by numerous interesting developments and milestones for infsoft. Read More infsoft Corporate Film – We do IT smart! Get to know infsoft better and watch our corporate film. Read More 10 Years of infsoft – 10 Years of Indoor Navigation – 10 Technical Milestones 10 years of infsoft – 10 years of indoor navigation – 10 technical milestones. Read More 2016 Was so Exciting – infsoft Looks Back The end-of-the-year-review by infsoft. Read More Comments are closed.