On-Demand Service Urgent.ly Embeds Roadside Assistance With ParkWhiz

On-Demand Service Urgent.ly Embeds Roadside Assistance with ParkWhiz

It’s late, you’ve returned to your car after an evening ballgame to find the tire is flat. What do you do? With parking place reservation app ParkWhiz, a Chicago-based iOS and Android developer, the answer is now embedded in the same app you used to find and book the parking spot. The company has partnered with Urgent.ly, which provides roadside assistance to drivers, to offer Urgent.ly services in its app, at the touch of a button. ParkWhiz app users get immediate help and the company shares part of the revenue generated by Urgent.ly for the referral.

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The Unit Economics Of On-Demand Services (Video)

The Unit Economics of On-Demand Services (Video)

One of the draws of the local on-demand economy (LODE) is how it flips the model for local commerce.  For example, by connecting buyer and seller more directly, LODE sidesteps lots of traditional margin-compressing overhead (storefront, staff, warehouse, etc.) and engenders leaner unit…

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Button Integrates Uber Into Third-party Apps

Button Integrates Uber Into Third-party Apps

Button, the New York-based developer of mobile deep-linking integration tools for use in local on-demand services, announced the launch of Uber integration into third-party applications. Foursquare used the tools to add a button to its location-based social sharing application to…

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