Ever seen someone you fancied on your flight but couldn’t pluck up the nerve to talk to them?
Of course, fellow geo-locating apps like Tinder and Happn already perform a similar function to btrfly, so I’m not sure if it really has a USP, but the idea of linking up with people to split the always hideously expensive airport cab is nice.
“As a frequent traveller, I have met all kinds of people at airports, and even come across a few great opportunities with interesting strangers.
btrfly aims to provide travellers with a tool that takes the awkwardness out of meeting strangers while travelling,” said btrfly CEO Cenk Gurz.
“We’re all wasting time at airports; this is a way to make the most of that time.
There are various privacy settings, so a user can opt to chat without revealing their exact location.
The brainchild of French entrepreneur Michael Richard, Airdates officially launches on 15 May but is available to download now from the app store.“You made a connection during the flight, shared experiences and tips about the destination, making the flight enjoyable,” he writes on the Airdates site.
Rather than pass the time with intermittent naps, new dating app Air Dates turns flying time into a first date.
Air Dates works by having users input their upcoming flight itineraries prior to arriving at their departure terminal.
Airdates is a free dating app specifically designed for use during flights.
What makes it unique is that it works without an internet connection while your smart phone is in airplane mode.
Simply turn on bluetooth and wifi, scan other users, connect and chat.