If you work in, or have gone out in a city (or even some suburban areas) you probably know the concept of Uber – on demand rides. The concept is pretty simple, you download an app, load in your credit card information – and when you need a ride you click a few buttons and your ride shows up ready to go. We now live in the age of the Uber Parent though – and this could very well be my next app.
As an only parent, I don’t have a lock on this market certainly. Any parent or set of parents with one or more teen-aged child who doesn’t drive knows the feeling. Starting on Friday afternoon – there’s a text from a child and you’re in your car off to the races taking someone (or a small group) someplace.
The great thing about Uber is passengers get to rate the drivers and drivers get to rate the passengers – the higher your rating (both as a driver and passenger) the better the service. This video featuring an old friend from my CBS News days will help explain how it works:
I do threaten to rate my kids to prioritize their rides, and I really wish now and then they could coordinate a bit so it’s not the sense of just driving in circles. But in this über world of specified properties to extreme degrees – the Uber Parent app may soon be needed.