Ativiti is the startup I’ve been working on for like a year with some friends. It will finally go closed beta in like 2 weeks.
Since I had to keep my mouth shut for a while and I’m so proud of this project, I’m coming back with a vengeance:
Ativiti is our take on social task management… Dead-simple, friendly. you can manage your tasks as usual, plus:
- each task has tabs, with optional features like:
- Team tab assigns it to other people *
- Notes tab allows detailed information
- Files tab allows uploads *
- Talk tab allows discussions *
- each ativiti project can be published as a Guide: it goes to a public space where other users can save as new projects
- and vice versa: you can browse ativiti Guides so you don’t have to start a project from scratch
- users can paste Guide embeds on blogs, sites. think youtube, but for lists. *
- authors can track Guide usage: how many subscribed, how long did it take to complete, which tasks took longer to finish… *
* = not functional for closed beta
Here are some public links so you can have an idea:
Ain’t my baby beautiful? (say yes!). I’m organizing my invitation list… If by any means you want to join please email me, you’re more than welcome.
below are my thoughts on AMP’s taxi.com.br idea…
It can become a mix of vans (as in more than one passenger) and cabs (passenger defines point A and B), using networks to calculate the most optimal source. After all, fixed stops & fixed schedules were needed before the age of constant communication.
Check seamlessweb.com business plan: Customers use the web to order deliveries (credit card payment, better menu list, convenience) and restaurants don’t need to lock a line and pay employees to be available to call. It sits in the middle, helps both parties and gets a cut of the action.
Same way with your taxi.com.br… I’ll send you a paper about it if j can find it, but here’s the happy path:
- Customer goes online (minimal website interface, good but not limited to iPhones) tells point A (where he is), point B (where he wants to be) and optionally, when (defaults to as soon as possible)
- customer receives total price, pays right away
- customer receives an sms telling the 5 min before van arrives (the driver has to inform the system, more on that later)
- customer picks the van, is told when it arrives to point B
- customer receives an email asking to rate the experience.
Price fluctuates based on van availability on the area a or b, traffic, reputation.
The van is part of a club. It needs:
- initial checkup
- app installation fee (you sell)
- monthly fee (comm costs)
The app can be a simple beep with gps.
The higher the ratings:
- lower the monthly fee
- better offers (daily commute pool, fixed A, B points)
The driver doesn’t have to negotiate payment or service. The system deals with it and offers customers from the nearest places (route optimization). The driver gets the fare, a cut going to the system (70-30?)
- legislation, lobbies
- quality of service
- do we count start or end time? End time is better, but we need to take traffic into account
- airports, malls, any fixed point b
- daily commutes: customer pays monthly and can make minor adjustments (free prior 24h). You’re competing with cars!!!
- if overall cost is cheaper than car, with same benefits (control of a to b), market it as the green solution, find government grants
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i’m itching to find an illustration project to do… till then, I’m drawing just for myself.
and you, dear reader! and you! < :Ëœ-)
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