MondoWindow provides web based, in-flight, location-aware content and entertainment to WiFi-connected airline passengers. It is an interactive map that tells you where you are and what you’re looking at as you fly; it turns the plane into a geobrowser and provides web based, location-aware content, including games and social media for real time, in-flight entertainment.
The company was founded by Tyler Sterkel, a technologist and museum curator, and Greg Dicum, an interactive producer, author and journalist. The concept grew out of Greg’s Window Seat books, a series that helped airline passengers understand the landscape beneath them.
MondoWindow launched a beta at South by Southwest in March 2011. The core technology, for which a provisional patent application has been filed, was developed by Stamen Design. In August 2011, MondoWindow launched an all-new v1.0. In September, at the APEX Expo in Seattle -- the world's leading in-flight entertainment gathering -- the company announced its onboard hosted architecture, in which most of the system resides on servers aboard an aircraft while connectivity is conserved for interactivity.
MondoWindow is the first product for the WiFi-connected airline passenger. As such, it leads the disruptive charge in the $6 billion in-flight entertainment (IFE) industry—an inefficient, bloated sector that is the last major consumer media space still largely untransformed by the Internet.
At present, MondoWindow is developing key partnerships while continuing on its product development roadmap and is actively seeking new team members. Do get in touch.