Virgin Limted Edition and Gourmet Pixel have just released an iPad app for guests staying at Richard Branson's private game reserve. The game reserve borders on Kruger National Park in South Africa's Mpumalanga province and, while the vast majority of us and our readers will probably never use this app or visit this location, we think that this use of the iPad as a concierge service is quite cool.
The app isn't available for download. The way it works is that, on arrival to their rooms, guests will find an iPad with the Virgin Limited Edition Ulusaba app already loaded on it. The guests can use the app to view the services available to them at the reserve, find information about the location, read individual messages from the lodge staff, send postcards, view itineraries, weather, interactive maps, games, and info on animals they may see. The app may also see future updates including things like ordering room service and booking activities.
This likely isn't the first app for Gourmet Pixel and VLE as they described it as the initial offering for the concept of a concierge service. We may soon be hearing about more iPad-based concierge systems for Virgin Limited Edition.