Sitting next to a screaming baby on a flight for seven hours and wishing that I could change seats and seeing open seats available.
What it does
SeatSwap.club allows passengers to purchase upgraded seating in-flight for some or all of the flight duration.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Not having enough time was one problem. Limitations on Panasonic's API. Some members of the team had never worked together before and it was some members' first times competing in a hackathon. It took us some to agree on an idea to go with initially. Just moved from Ireland.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Discovering an untapped multi-billion dollar market.
What we learned
We learned what cutting edge technology makes possible on planes. We also learned a lot about Panasonic's API and Braintree's API.
What's next for SeatSwap
We hope that Panasonic will adopt the technology which we've developed in order to improve flight passengers overall experience.