Virgin America announces social network to help you make business contacts in the sky

As Virgin Atlantic begins testing Google Glass as a check-in tool, its American counterpart has announced the launch of a custom social network designed to connect passengers in flight. Virgin America and Here On Biz, a location-aware social app centered on business connections, have collaborated to make the app work at 35,000 feet by leveraging Gogo’s in-flight Wi-Fi network and an API that calculates an aircraft’s location in the sky. Those using the app will be able to message others on their flight, at their destination, or other Virgin America planes; Here On Biz uses LinkedIn for contact and login information.

“This partnership allows flyers to take advantage of those serendipitous travel moments where people with complementary…

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