»NaviScout« was first made available to visitors to the 2008 Automechanika show. In 2009, it has been used at the Musikmesse, Ambiente, Prolight+Sound, Techtextil, and Tendence shows. The service is becoming increasingly popular. Visitors without a Wi-Fi-capable mobile device had the opportunity to borrow one at the event.
A variety of further applications are waiting to be developed. One goal is to add Internet functionality to the NaviScout service so that visitors can be informed of panel discussions or presentations that are about to start or have been rescheduled. If a user discloses their position to selected other users, business partners will be easy to locate using »NaviScout«. In addition, mobile devices will be able to alert users as soon as they pass a booth that displays an exhibit related to a previously specified subject area.