LOS ANGELES, June 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BeMyDD (Be My Designated Driver), the nation's largest designated driver service, today announced the launch of a new mobile app that provides drivers on-demand through the convenience of your phone.
The app includes new and improved features designed to make hiring a personal driver painless, with a credit card scanner, login through your Facebook account, and a simplified, easy-to-use reservation system.
"Our vision is a world where people never have to get behind the wheel or inconvenience friends because an affordable designated driver is just a tap away," said Arthur Simanovsky, BeMyDD president and CEO. "People have active lives and want to be able to request a personal driver or car pickup on the go. This app makes it easier than ever."
Other ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft have demonstrated the growth potential of transportation-related mobile apps; however, BeMyDD sets itself apart with a unique business model where professional drivers drive the customers' vehicles for them. As a more affordable alternative than taxis and limos, BeMyDD provides three different transportation solutions: hourly personal driver service ($14-$19.50/hour), pickup service ($25 + $3.45/mile), and event services, where teams of drivers take guests and their cars home at the end of a party or gathering ($45-53/hour for each team). All BeMyDD drivers undergo a comprehensive screening process and have at least ten years of professional experience.
The new BeMyDD app will allow users to see driver availability in real-time, as well as make, edit, and cancel reservations at the touch of a button. Customers who have been dropped off during a reservation can see where their driver is with their car at all times, and one-touch pickup allows customers to tap a button that will notify their driver to pull up to their GPS location. Other features like geo-targeted specials, built-in referral rewards, live chat with customer service, and the ability to text and call drivers directly from the app help to make the driver-on-demand system the most efficient and affordable way to get a designated driver yet.
BeMyDD's designated driver app is available for both iOS (7.0 and later) and Android (4.0.3 and later) and can be downloaded through the App Store, Google Play, or BeMyDD's website at http://www.bemydd.com/mobile-apps. Apple users will have the first chance to use the new app, and the Android version will be available by the end of June.
Founded in 2010, BeMyDD (Be My Designated Driver) is the nation's largest designated driver service, currently operating in 76 markets in 31 states. This convenient, safe, reliable and affordable alternative transportation service provides a chauffeur at a discounted rate by driving the customer's automobile. Professional, experienced drivers are fully background-screened, interviewed and insured by ByMyDD and wear formal business attire. The company has national partnerships with leading liquor and wine companies to promote social responsibility, including Total Wine & More and Brown-Forman. To schedule a professional driver, go to BeMyDD.com, call +1 (877) U-BeMyDD (823-6933), or download the mobile app. To learn more, visit www.BeMyDD.com and follow us on Facebook; LinkedIn; Google+; YouTube and Twitter.
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CONTACT: Alexa Milkovich V.P. of Marketing alexa@BeMyDD.com +1 (440) 521 1629