Thanks to multiple smart-phone apps we are able to do anything today: from chatting to friends, sharing pictures, to buying clothes, food or a place to live. We’ve found new methods to travel and even find the perfect partner (well, at least try to!). We depend on apps without even realising it. How did we live without them before?
A few days ago the new “MileHi” app was launched.
This particular platform was created to change the way we travel, to provide an opportunity to connect and message passengers on the same flight and maybe meet new friends or business partners. You might say “not interested, it’s just another app…”, and I would agree; it’s quite difficult to create an app that would attract many consumers and would actually be useful. It certainly seems like we have enough of them on the market—so I decided to try it myself.
It’s easy to use, with a simple design. I logged in with my Facebook account and added details of my flight. I could then chat to others who registered for the same journey. There’s an option to block or report any unwanted person although as Richard Lloyd, founder of “MileHi” pointed out, “ this is a business tool aimed at making life easier for those wanting to share a cab perhaps into a city or find out who on the same flight is going to the same conference as you”. Yet, I got the impression this app isn’t all about business.
Every profile picture has a little sign for gender. I can send a private message to anyone on the plane and, alongside occupation and info about myself, I had to add my marital status, which isn’t really relevant if we’re talking business here.