22 Apr 2020

GB: Holovis Develops ”Crowd Solo“ Social Distancing App for Optimized Visitor Flow Management at Leisure Facilities

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The British technology company Holovis has developed “Crowd Solo”, a social distancing app which, by means of real-time person tracking, is designed to be a useful tool for operators of leisure parks and attractions to better monitor and control the flow of visitors in their facilities when they reopen in the wake of Covid-19. When visiting a leisure destination, guests must download the app to their smartphones. In addition to the tracking function and an audible and vibration feedback when guests come too close to each other in the park, the app features a virtual queuing system for rides and attractions. In addition, contactless payment at kiosks, merchandise shops etc. can be made directly via the app. The installation of special hardware or changes to site infrastructure are not require to enable the use of the Crowd Solo system.

“We are committed to helping the industry that we love get back on its feet as quickly and as safely as possible. It looks likely that the need for some form of safe crowd management will be around for the foreseeable future meaning attractions and entertainment venues will have to adapt and learn to operate differently in order to give guests peace of mind and confidence to re-visit. We believe ‘Crowd Solo’ could significantly assist with this process […],” explains Peter Cliff, Creative Director at Holovis.

The basic app will be available in the next four to six weeks and free to all single ticket admission destinations including theme parks, zoos, museums and cultural centres. (eap)