Red Hat Mobile (formerly FeedHenry) scooped the Computing Vendor Excellence award based on their mobile application development approach to the award-winning Dublin Airport Authority (daa) app. Amongst an impressive line-up of global competition, the company was declared a winner in the Enterprise Mobility: Mobile Application Development category at the awards ceremony in London on July 10th 2015. Amazon Web Services – AWS Mobile Services followed Red Hat Mobile with highly commended in this category. The shortlist of 9 companies included Kony Visualizer, Outsystems Platform, Zebra Technologies among others.
Computing Vendor Excellence recognizes enterprise mobility vendors who can differentiate themselves through the application of technology to deliver operational agility and streamline business processes. These annual awards celebrate the achievements of the technology vendors and service providers who are leading the field of enterprise IT with innovative products, services and solutions that underpin and drive success in both business and public sector organizations.
The mobile-first journey taken by Dublin Airport Authority (covering mobile apps for both Dublin and Cork airports), underpinned by Red Hat Mobile solutions, is attracting well-deserved accolades. Besides this award the daa app took top honours in the Innovation in Cloud Services and Modernisation category at the Ovum “On the Radar” Awards in London in May 2015.
“We are continuously striving to deliver an outstanding customer experience at Dublin and Cork airports and this is a key driver in developing our airport apps,” comments daa Business Development Manager, John Sisson. “Our apps have been designed to help make the passenger journey as smooth as possible by including essential information such as security waiting times, boarding gate locations and maps as well as other useful information.”
Dublin and Cork Airport apps continue to be enhanced with additional features, for example, the Tag and View My Car Park Space within the app will help passengers locate their car quickly on their return. daa has also installed GPS devices on the airport car park shuttle buses which will indicate waiting times for app users.
Dublin and Cork Airport apps are growing in popularity with over 110,000 downloads within the first year.and an average session time of over five minutes. Dublin Airport’s app was awarded second place in “Moodies” Best Airport App 2014. And the latest report by SITA, the leading world specialists in air transport communication and information technology, cited the Cork Airport app as “a shining example of progress in an international technology”.