With New Shuddle App Kids Can Call a Car Themselves
Naturally, every parent gives a lesson to their kids that sounds like “Never get in the cars with strangers.” Fair enough, because there is no such mom that would allow her child to face danger. However, as theappsolutions.com mentions, a new way of ensuring your child’s safety is available now.
Recently, Shuddle announced a new service created for children and their busy parents. This app allows children as young as 7 to call a car themselves with no problem.
This application was designed by a former SideCar co-founder Nick Allen. ShuddleMe is the app that lets children with smartphones organize their rode ups to an hour ahead.
Allen claims that their app motivated some parents to go out and buy their kids a smartphone to let them use this service. That is how disturbing this issue is.
The application empowers children to plan their own rides staying under parental supervision. Particularly, this is a useful thing during the summer, the time when kids have shifting schedules. When kids book a ride via ShuddleMe, parents have an ability to approve it with a help of connected application. Both apps work simultaneously, and parents get notifications immediately. They can track the time and place where their kids were picked up and dropped off, as well as they can track the ride itself.
Entrusting your children to strangers is really daunting, but ShuddleMe has a base of safe and trustworthy drivers. The majority of them are women, examined and checked, which calms parents anxiety.
Nick Allen points out that they do checks through various databases using Social Security phone numbers, address history, and names (discovering whether there are any pseudonyms). This allows the company to reach a localized reporting. As a rule, minor offenses are not reported to global databases. This allows see things to the national level. All drivers are checked for the experience they have in caregiver setting.
In addition to meeting and training each driver, Shuddle provides a password to a passenger and a driver to make sure that a kid is in a right car. The company uses the app to track whether a driver is breaking hard, speeding, or answering phone calls during the drive. The employees of Shuddle manually perform these tasks, however, the company is looking forward to automating this in the nearest future.
“We are working on monitoring system in order to make it smarter,” Nick Allen says. “We will stills hire people to monitor the ride, but we keep on developing software to make things scalable. For instance, to find out whether the car is following the route that was prescribed or is it going to arrive in time.”
Shuddle is available for $9 a month. Taking into account the fact that it has raised $9.6 million in March, it continues to gain more and more trust. According to the company’s information, they already have a hundred of reliable drivers, and their popularity grows day after day.