February 24, 2016

More People Finding Urgent.ly Outside of Search

We recently helped Anne from Florida with a flat tire. Nothing new there - we’ve helped thousands with flats, and they’re pretty happy like Anne:

We recently helped Anne from Florida with a flat tire. Nothing new there - we’ve helped thousands with flats, and they’re pretty happy like Anne:

“Everything was perfect!!  I would highly highly recommend!!” she wrote.

But again, this is not new. What we found interesting was something else she said about how she came across our service:

“I called my roadside assistance [company] and they were going to be over an hour,” she said. “I started to think of what to Google, then figured there must be an app like Uber." 

And this is what we’re seeing more and more of with new customers – looking in the app stores for help rather than searching across the Web.

Right on cue, Anne continued: "So I checked and sure enough I found Urgent.ly. Thank goodness!!!” she said, clearly excited. “He came within 20 minutes of my request,” she said of her Urgent.ly driver. “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”

You’re welcome, Anne. And thank you for helping show us the way forward.

Speaking of … Be sure to grab your app below so you’re always ready in a time of need:

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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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