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Category: Technology

Manually counting people in and out is an inefficient way to collect numbers of visitors, in addition to this, many venues are having to hire additional members of staff to assist with this.  Venues globally, such as supermarkets and high street retailers have opted to implement a one-in-one-out strategy, where a member of staff stands…

A report produced by Deloitte on the value of patient experience highlighted that Hospitals with a “low” HCAHPS rating (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) saw a net margin of 1.8%. Whereas, Hospitals with an “excellent” HCAHPS rating saw a net margin of 4.7% on average, indicating the importance of patient and visitor…

When is a MAC address not a MAC address? When it’s been randomised! But before we begin it’s important to have a good understanding of what a MAC address is and why it is used. What is a MAC address? A media access control address or “MAC” address is a unique identifier for the network/wifi…

The importance of place and proximity for people when traveling indoors. In the era of constant connection, we’re used to getting information at the push of a button. Instant updates from friends and family, online ordering, same-day deliveries, rideshare services like Uber and Lyft…the list goes on.  Essentially, technology has made life easier, especially when…

Check out our live data here Purple have WiFi live in over 50,000 venues ranging from a cafe through department stores, airports, stadiums and entire cities across 128 countries. We have 160M authenticated users of more than 600M unique users that are anonymous. The data we analyze spans nearly 20 Billion visits. Due to the…

Although COVID-19 has affected the majority of the globe, the one thing seen during the current Coronavirus outbreak is the speed at which we can adapt to situations when technology is used productively. Through the use of communities and technologies, it seems that nations and cities all over the world are coming together and helping…

Understanding how Wayfinding came to be

Wayfinding, albeit in its primitive form, has been around for centuries. For thousands of years, humankind has needed to be directed to where they need to go, whether it was to a safe shelter or to notify a particular hunting ground, those that lived long before we did, needed signs and directions just as much…

Here’s a summary of the features and updates we have been working on and showcasing throughout February. Custom HTML emails Custom HTML emails allow users to create and send custom HTML emails directly from within the Purple portal. Custom HTML emails allow for greater flexibility, customization and personalization of customer communications. Users can also include…

Many businesses make decisions on the fly from their gut, but there’s a point where a company has to use big data to drive their decision making.  You can spend a great deal of your time making decisions and often they will affect the company, the team, and even yourself in significant ways. That is…

As a business owner, professional or marketer you understand the importance of engaging with your target audience. Connecting with customers has always been essential to the growth and development of a business/brand, but in the age of social media and instant gratification, it’s more now more important than ever. Just sending the odd e-shot or…

Love it or loathe it, Christmas is literally around the corner (again, yes I know!) and if you’re like me and left it until the last minute, it’s probably time to rush around like a madman looking for presents and as a lover of both Christmas and technology, I find myself browsing the internet and…

Understand-business-venues

WiFi data and analytics have been around for several years, but it’s only in the past couple of years that businesses have started to utilize their potential for improving their guest experience, staff efficiencies and increase the return rate of their customers.  What is WiFi data and analytics? WiFi analytics is the process of gathering…

what-is-cached-data?

Cached data, you’ve definitely heard about it, but do you know what it is?  In a world where we are constantly surrounded by technology in one way or another, we somehow come to accept technical jargon without really knowing what it means.  About cached data  Cached data are files, images and scripts automatically stored on…

As the end of 2019 comes to a close and we enter a new decade, I can’t help look back and think how much technology has evolved in the last ten years, which excites me (probably more than it should) for the next decade.  In the age of technology, it seems that everything around us…

Indoor GPS Navigation

Wayfinding is defined as information that assists with guiding people in a physical environment or enhancing their experience within it, you know the signs they have in hospitals that ensure you don’t end up on an operating table instead of the x-ray department? Technology is putting a new spin on the traditional signs, enabling us…

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