February 24, 2016

Urgent.ly Opens Access to APIs

Today we’re announcing another step toward transforming the roadside assistance industry by opening access to our APIs!

Today we’re announcing another step toward transforming the roadside assistance industry by opening access to our APIs! 

Now, if you’re a developer, you can dovetail roadside help right into the flow of your product. Creating a travel app? Integrate tap-access to roadside help. Run a chain of auto repair shops? Build in the ability for customers to request on-demand tows to your shop. The opportunities are endless.

Our development lead and co-founder, Lokesh Kumar sums it up best: 

“This is a major first step in our plan to engage the development community in creating imaginative and useful features based on the Urgent.ly platform,” he said. “We expect Urgent.ly’sAPIs to mature and expand, but today we are providing the basic tools fordevelopers to work with us on new and exciting products.”

Rick Robinson, Urgent.ly’s co-founder and product lead, adds that “our APIs will allow developers to simply empower customers to request, get and track roadside assistance while never leaving their site or app.“

Details of the APIs and how to get started are now available on our developer website located over here: http://developer.urgent.ly.

For more info check out the press release here.

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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