The shocking revelation that the taxi driver involved in the recent Uber cab rape incident is a repeat offender and that his identity was never verified by the company, only sends shivers down one’s spine.
With the loopholes in the app based cab services coming to light, has risen a need for a safer and more reliable travel service. And who better to trust than yourself while choosing your company on your way back home.
To challenge the drawbacks of these cab services, a Delhi-based tech start up Smartube Entertainment has come up with a new application FrndiNeed.
As the name suggests, “it offers you an option to travel with your friends instead of travelling with an unknown driver or strangers as might be the case in a shared shuttle,” said Kunal Kishore Sinha, Founder & CEO, Smartube Entertainment.
Available on iOS and Android phones, FrndiNeed is a socially enabled app that utilises your geo-location and finds that of your friends. It then lets you know about the whereabouts of the ones in your proximity.
“All you need to do is locate your friend and call or text asking for lift. After your friend accepts your request, the app would help you with route to reach your friend,” Sinha said.
Another conspicuously helpful feature incorporated within the app, keeping in mind the current scenario, is the SOS (Save Our Ship) message, where you can send a message to friends within your vicinity asking for help in case of emergencies like a car break down or other urgent issues.
“You can also poke your friends for instant plans or even plan a meet up. Among the other features is the Packing Planner, with the help of which you can plan short group trips, share weekend trip plans and take friends along,” Kunal added.
A user can easily register for the app either via his existing Facebook account or with phone number and nick name. The application can be downloaded for free from http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smarttube.smartliftn&hl=en