February 24, 2016

Delivering Coffee is Cool; Helping People On Demand is a Truly Venti Order

With the abundance of companies sprouting to deliver all kinds services and goods on demand, it’s notable that Starbucks plans to enter coffee into the mix of “i need it now” products.

With the abundance of companies sprouting to deliver all kinds services and goods on demand, it’s notable that Starbucks plans to enter coffee into the mix of “i need it now” products.

Well, to be clear Starbucks has not actually laid out whether this will be truly on demand or “scheduled” delivery (“I want coffee delivered to my desk in an office in a grid-based city every morning at 9” vs. “Hey, I’m thirsty and hanging out on I-4, can you hook a customer up Mr. Barista?”)

Point is the concept it great, and like the laundry pickup services, etc., it’s likely more of a plan-ahead kinda thing. And that’s great.

Planning ahead for a roadside emergency is possible, in a sense: download the Urgent.ly app and pre-fill your credit card so you’re all set when an emergency arises. But you can’t “schedule“ assistance … when you need it, you need it NOW. And that’s exactly what we do, whether you’re easily accessible downtown or out in the country. 

So we welcome Starbucks to the service delivery fun. And hey, since we’re already helping people all over in minutes and on demand, maybe we’ll start bringing customers coffee as well.

One jumpstart, hold the sugar.

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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