COVID-19: IIT Guwahati students develop mobile app for air travel

COVID-19: IIT Guwahati students develop mobile app for air travel Source : Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Team Careers360 | Jun 8, 2020 - 4:57 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: A start-up launched by three undergraduate students of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has developed a mobile application to provide safe and contactless air travel to passengers during COVID-19 crisis.

Named ‘Flyzy’, the main focus of the application is to provide contactless boarding, easier baggage drop, manageable parking, good shopping experience and providing necessary updates during the whole journey.

The team includes Deepak Meena, a third-year BTech student, department of chemistry, Hansraj Patel, third-year BTech student, department of computer science and engineering, and Arjit Singh, fourth-year BTech student, department of electrical engineering, JMIT.

Easy availability of smartphones among let them to the idea of a mobile application based software among the three. The software has been designed to address the need of the travellers during COVID- 19. It will also work when the situation becomes normal. The software, a hybrid one, will support face-biometric recognition.

Features of the Flyzy

Especially beneficial for first-time fliers, the application will enable easy understanding and implementation of several airport functions.

The application which has an assistant will help the elderly use the app easily. Passengers can also shop using the application which supports multi-currency payments. The app can also suggest a passenger the best food option he can choose from based on the status of the flight.

Other features of the application include real-time flight notifications, universal Web Check-in portal, check-in baggage status and map of the airport.

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