February 24, 2016

Pre-Planner or Last-Minute Type? No Problem, Urgent.ly Has an App for You

Did you know Urgent.ly comes in two flavors? From the beginning we knew there would be customers coming to us looking for help right away, and not of the mind to download / register an app. We also knew there would be folks wanting to plan ahead.

Did you know Urgent.ly comes in two flavors? From the beginning we knew there would be customers coming to us looking for help right away, and not of the mind to download / register an app. We also knew there would be folks wanting to plan ahead.

So we’ve arrived at two ways to help consumers: An instant HTML5 app that loads in the phone’s Web browser and gets right down to business, focusing on dispatching one of our drivers ASAP. Many people find this avenue by following a search on Google, or simply typing http://m.urgent.ly in their phone. This is especially useful for folks using Android-based phones.

The other path is an iPhone app for people looking to get the product ready on their phone in advance, keying in name and credit card info so they’re locked and loaded. An additional benefit of the iPhone app is what we call FamilyView, which lets loved ones track each other in real time as they are getting helped (profiled here). The iPhone app is available free by clicking here.

So pick your flavor - plan ahead or use as needed. Either way Urgent.ly’s mesh network of service providers is always on the move and likely always nearby!

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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