GPS chips have been in leading smartphone models from the time when Apple released the App Store and Google released Android OS in 2008. Turn-by-turn navigation and the pale blue dot on the map have been a part of our lives since we started using apps. Apps have practically been location aware for as long as there have been apps on iOS and Android, that is eight years and counting. Think of the last time you downloaded an app that did not ask you permission to access your location. (more…)
This is a guest post by Mikhil Innani, co-founder of Pharmeasy, a leading pharmacy delivery service for India
When customers pick up prescription medicines from a pharmacy store, the pharmacist verifies the prescription and hands over the medicines. However, when the medicines are ordered for delivery, the process of verifying the prescription and delivering the medicine happen at a different point in time and space. In the highly regulated business of pharmaceuticals, it is important for a new delivery model to ensure that prescription drugs do not fall in the wrong hands. While minute-by-minute timeliness of delivering planned doses for chronic illnesses is not as critical as other on-demand categories, the importance of tracking the delivery executive carrying the medicines is critical. (more…)
This is a guest post by Surya Yalamanchi, co-founder of on-demand services startup Skiwee that is about to launch in Chennai and Hyderabad in July. Find this post on the Skiwee blog too.
Skiwee provides on-demand home services like plumbing, electrical, carpentry etc. through in-house recruited and trained service professionals. We win the customer through our service, and we drive the service through our technology. (more…)
This is a guest post by Manoj Maheshwari, founder and CEO of HeyTaxi, a cool ride-sharing service in Mumbai that connects commuters and riders to beat the rush hour on bikes.
I first got to know about HyperTrack in a Twitter conversation with Kashyap in September last year. He and his team had just started and claimed that their tracking experience for rides is cooler than Uber’s. I have been in the transport and logistics industry for over two decades now, and used to provide a fleet of drivers to Uber since the early days of their entry in the Indian market. My ride sharing app for two wheelers was taking off faster than I had imagined in Mumbai, and I did not have a large technology team like Uber, Ola and other app-based taxi companies. (more…)