February 24, 2016

Taking the Urgent.ly Story to the Valley

We’ve got our HQ on East Coast, in the tech center of DC, but you might not realize we also have West Coast operations run out of San Diego … And we make lots of time to be present Urgent.ly when and where it matters in the Valley and San Francisco.

We’ve got our HQ on East Coast, in the tech center of DC, but you might not realize we also have West Coast operations run out of San Diego … And we make lots of time to be present Urgent.ly when and where it matters in the Valley and San Francisco.

This week our team divided and conquered by spreading the word about Urgent.ly at two major events. At Location and Context World in SF Ric Fleisher (above), our head of corp dev, spoke to insiders about the magic that happens when consumers can track towers in real time on their phones after an on-demand request.

Our CEO Chris Spanos (top, at left) hit the BIA / Kelsey Leading in Local: Interactive Local Media Conference (as covered here) along with other  leaders to chat about what Kelsey calls the “On Demand Local Economy.” Seems almost every startup is now looking to edge into “on demand.” The more the merrier…

Way to go guys.

Photos courtesy of David Jensen and Surendra Goel.

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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