Google has added a new capability to Google Now, the ability to automatically retrieve a digital boarding pass for you. This feature is definitely a nice add-on for users who are frequently on the fly.
To make the feature usable, you are required to check-in online with the airline operator like normal web-browsing. The service will scan your email for flight confirmations and will automatically give you a boarding pass if it finds.
The digital boarding pass will hold every detail as a normal pass with your name, terminal, gate, and seat number. Show this digital boarding pass which is a QR code at the gate to enter the airport premises.
Google has made a detailed video of how the feature will work. The service is at initial stages, and very few airliners are rolled-in. As of the announcement made on Twitter by Google, they haven’t named the airliners. We are sure of hearing more about it in coming days.
Google rolled out Google Now as a competition to Siri (Apple) in the form of a digital assistant, and the company is constantly looking to improve features. Popular Science awarded it the ‘Best innovation of the Year 2012‘, and to the face of Apple called Siri as outdated.