Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Knowing Wait Times Ahead of Time

WhatsBusy is available as a Web app or an iPhone app, and it predicts the wait you'll encounter when you arrive at the airport. WhatsBusy states that its "forecasts are made with real data, not social media check-ins or tweets. We analyze things like things like weather, demographics, and events to predict crowdiness at your favorite places." WhatsBusy tracks only airports at the moment, but it states other places where lines frequently occur -- DMVs, museums, national parks, restaurants and bars, and parking -- are in the works. In fact, if you sign up for a free account with the Web app, you can view wait times at museums. 

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