From 30 November to 5 December, SQLI took part in the highest Hackathon in the world organised by Val d’Isère. The objective? To revolutionise the customer experience in the ski resort with a mobile application. This is exactly what SQLI achieved with its multi-feature prototype. It will now be tested and then rolled out at the Val d’Isère ski resort in 2015.
An extraordinay challenge
SQLI faced 9 other teams at the Hackathon organised by the Val d’Isère ski resort between 30 November and 5 December. The goal was to develop the best application to make life easier for holiday-makers.
To win it, the SQLI Team – made up of Thomas Gayet, Edouard Bataille, Florent Capon, Julien Nowicki and Mathieu Le Stanc – succeeded in developing an application in three days which meets the inspiring objectives of the challenge:
- Inform: discovering each service should no longer create stress, it should be enjoyable;
- Surprise: creating new features that the holiday-maker does not expect to find on their smartphone;
- Enchant: creating the stuff of customers’ dreams and making their stay in Val d’Isère an unforgettable experience
The innovative, fun and effective application developed by SQLI won the Val d’Isère judges’ unanimous approval. The judges were also convinced by SQLI’s suggestion of replacing traditional ski passes with connected bracelets.
A revolutionary application for skiing
The SQLI experts reinvented the ski resort experience by producing an iOS mobile application which makes it possible to retrieve all holiday-makers’ data to improve and enrich customer experience. It also offers multiple features such as:
- Customised itineraries suited to the skier’s profile;
- ‘Augmented Skiing’ – a brand new service for directions and guidance in the skiing area;
- The smart alarm which wakes you up according to the weather;
- Digitalisation of points of sale with iBeacon devices;
- Reporting which allows you to check your own performance in real time and share it on social networks;
- Selfski: the skiing selfie.
The judges were very enthusiastic about the application developed by SQLI, it will be tested and then rolled out at the Val d’Isère ski resort in 2015.
See our reference : La Compagnies des Alpes – Hackaton Val d’Isère.