February 24, 2016

A Kinship for Blow-Outs: New Apps Deliver Beauty On Demand

While Urgent.ly rapidly delivers help for all kinds of roadside needs, our friends in what’s become known as “on-demand” marketplace are now providing services addressing something perhaps just as relevant: beauty.

While Urgent.ly rapidly delivers help for all kinds of roadside needs, our friends in what’s become known as “on-demand” marketplace are now providing services addressing something perhaps just as relevant: beauty. 

I guess you could say at Urgent.ly we quickly fix your blow-outs, while these folks deliver them.

According to today’s Wall Street Journal, “One of the fastest-growing areas of on-demand websites and apps brings salon services to your home or office.”

Yep, blow-dries on your time; make-up applied when and where you want.

Companies like Vênsette and Glamsquad are spinning up apps that, like Urgent.ly, allow customers to communicate location and beauty care needs without that pesky waiting on hold. Need a new face while you take a business call from your office? Done.

We love the “On-Demand Economy” (ODE as it’s now known), and look forward to all kinds of businesses jumping in to make the world a little more safe, fun, convenient … and beautiful.

Many individuals and local authorities have already jumped on the opportunity to remind users to drive safely. There are even signs popping up on highways to encourage safer driving.

Luckily, there are tools out there to help the tech-obsessed (or the poke-obsessed) improve their driving. One of our favorites is an app called TrueMotion Family! The app analyzes your driving in order to provide you with a score - and insights as to how you drive. It's perfect for parents who want to monitor their teen drivers. The app gives parents the power to see where their kids drive, and produces a 'report card' on their driving in addition to an assessment of whether they were driving distracted (using their cell phone). Plus, families have access to roadside assistance on-demand from right within the TrueMotion app.

I don’t remember Ash, Misty, or Brock driving cars in their quest to be the very best, like no one ever was. And there aren’t vehicles any in PokemonGO. At Urgent.ly, we love the game and just like you, we’re prepared to travel across the land searching far and wide to catch 'em all, but we encourage you to put safety first in your travels! Remember that the power of Pokemon is awesome in augmented reality but automobiles are a powerful tool meant for use in the real world and require optimum focus to operate safely. In a world we must defend, you can start by driving safely, and catch and train ‘em all when you’re not operating a vehicle.

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