The next step will see additional location-based services − including parking space finders, reminder functions and a route planner for your journey to the stadium with public transport or your own car − integrated into the app. Furthermore, the user shall receive a notification on their smartphone indicating when they need to start their journey to the stadium, based on the mode of transport selected and the traffic situation. If they choose their own car, the app can navigate them all the way to the stadium.
"Since it was opened in January 2009, we've transformed all aspects of the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena to make it one of the most modern and innovative stadiums in the country," said TSG Managing Director Frank Briel. "In the truest sense of the word, we've done outstanding work when it comes to facilities, comfort, transport infrastructure, pitch quality and sustainability. The cooperation with Favendo, a company that specialises in location-based services, sets new standards as TSG continues its path towards digitisation," added Briel, who additionally promised that "we would continue to work intensively towards making the stadium experience an extraordinary one for our visitors".
For Favendo Managing Director Richard Lemke, the cooperation with the Champions League participants from Hoffenheim represents "another step towards demonstrating the operational performance of our innovation-driven system house in a prominent, demanding and highly-frequented environment".
Own navigation in the app
For technically-minded users, Favendo has additionally made the following information available: the "Commander"-SDK developed by Favendo has been integrated into the existing app. In addition to the functions of positioning, navigation and notifications based on beacon and zone proximity, the "Commander"-SDK includes asset tracking and analytics. The accompanying MapView-SDK enables app developers to store their own interior plans as maps for navigation in the app and to plan routes.