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  • Check-in to a hotel with your fingerprint
  • Check-in to a hotel with your fingerprint
    Linford Butler (2014) ©

Check-in to a hotel with your fingerprint

Making it to your hotel after a 12-hour haul hardly inspires you to gather together your documents and spend 20 minutes attempting to check-in with the hotel receptionist. GTRIIP plans to free us from this first world problem with a check-in service that uses the iPhone’s biometric functions.



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