Clear buys virtual queuing firm

Founded in 2015, Whyline helps organisations across industries manage customer flows through virtual queuing. Via Whyline's mobile app or webflow, users can see live wait-times, enter into a queue remotely or pre-book their appointment and let the software wait on their behalf.

Whyline has secured a marquee partner base across international markets; including Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, the United States, and Canada. Airport partners include Port of Seattle, Newark Liberty International Airport, Los Angeles World Airports, and Charleston International Airport.

"Whyline and Clear share a common mission: to create a better, frictionless future. Over the past five years, the Whyline team has built impressive technology that is helping change our day-to-day lives and routines for the better. With this acquisition, we're helping people and partners spend less time waiting and more time doing what matters most to them," said Caryn Seidman-Becker, Clear CEO.

The company says that it aims to leverage Whyline's cutting-edge technology and seasoned technology team to further enhance its own products and platform. The acquisition will also, it says, enable it to bring the Clear experience to new industries and overseas markets while continuing to expand virtual queueing in existing sectors such as airports.

Clear recently added virtual queuing to its offerings with the launch of "Reservation Lane powered by Clear" at Orlando International Airport.