February 24, 2016

Urgent.ly Roadside – Now Even Faster on iPhone

We love announcing new things, and this is a big one.

We love announcing new things, and this is a big one. After months of getting hundreds out of jams in the DC area via our mobile-optimized Website (http://m.urgent.ly), we’re happy to announce the first release of Urgent.ly for the iPhone!

The best way to use the new app is to pre-load your personal info, including credit card number, so if your ever have any roadside issue you’ll be about two taps from help heading your way.

We’ve also packaged something extra inside – we call it FamilyView. In the near future we’ll talk a lot more about it but for now you can think of FamilyView as a way to monitor your kids or family members right on your phone if they ever get a flat, need a jump or a tow. It’s cool, and very reassuring.

Read all about it here then grab the app now and make your iPhone a remote control to switch channels on roadside emergencies.

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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