Carpooling (also known as car-sharing, ride-sharing, lift-sharing and covoiturage), is the sharing of car journeys so that more than one person travels in a car. By having more people using one vehicle, carpooling reduces each person’s travel costs such as fuel costs, tolls, and the stress of driving. Carpooling is also seen as a more environmentally friendly and sustainable way to travel as sharing journeys reduces carbon emissions, traffic congestion on the roads, and the need for parking spaces. Authorities often encourage carpooling, especially during high pollution periods and high fuel prices. (From Wikipedia)
What it does
Share itineraries: You travel by car daily or occasionally? Share your itinerary and give the chance to other people interested in the same type of path to reach you.
Make new friends: The trip will be more fun with friends. We will help you to find traveling companions more compatible with your interests.
Save money: Travels are getting more and more expensive? Share costs with your new friends.
It's very easy The simplicity of Google Maps and the wizard process allow anyone to share a path in a few minutes.
Eco-friendly: Less cars, less traffic, less stress and new companions of adventures! Make your travel more enjoyable and help the environment at the same time.
Challenges I ran into
People ask why Facebook, and some of them do not use it or do not allow permissions to third party applications.
Anyway, the creation of a new profile will you solve a captcha, wait for an activation email, insertpersonal data, upload at least one picture, select an user name, remember a new password, etc.You can skip all this boring process by logging in with Facebook.
Personal identity matters for our application. You should be able to trust your new travel companions and Facebook provides a first verification through friends, friends of friends...
Moreover, through Facebook you can find travel companions who share your same interests.
What I learned
Get the thrill of making something.
Discover the weak spots in my knowledge.
Learn how to actually solve problems.
What's next for Blacoin
Accepting digital currency, Bitcoin for example.