Where are we headed with Apps?!
I don’t know if you've heard or no, but there is a new app that calculates how likely it is for your flight to crash! Many things humans were used to do themselves is now being done by our Applications…
That's according to Am I Going Down? a new iOS app that uses big data to help alleviate the fears of anxious travelers.
Apprehensive travelers enter their flight information (or potential flight information), including airline, plane type and the airports from which you're departing and arriving. Next, the app generates a number that tells you just how likely that flight is to crash.
The $0.99 app relies on data collected by the Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives, the United States National Transportation Safety Board and the International Civil Aviation Organization for its predictions, the app's creator, Nic Johns, told CNN. In all, Johns' app analyzed more than 10 million routes.
The calculations take into account prior accidents that resulted in one or more passenger fatalities, since that's the "most relevant" metric for most users, says Johns. Flights older than 10 years are not included.
This is just one example but it gets you thinking… Are apps going to be more productive that their users in near future?