SoMo

One stop transportation shop

#5 Product of the WeekJanuary 08, 2019
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Derived from “Social Mobility,” SoMo is a first-of-its-kind, free, mobility app that gives riders the freedom to choose how to move from point A to B. SoMo provides a single-app experience, amongst different transportation options, allowing users to book and plan a ride alone or with people in their social circles.

Reviews
  • Christopher Sanborn
    Christopher SanbornPresident, Sanborn Media Factory
    Pros: 

    - Replaces a zillion text messages to coordinate a ride or carpool with people you know as opposed to paid drivers.

    Cons: 

    - None to report....just started using this week though.

    Meets a need I have been hoping someone would jump in on (giving me a way to coordinate a ride with my friends without a million text messages.) I carpool my kids and their friends to a bunch of sports and activities and this is a nice arrow in my suburban warrior arsenal to make that way less complex logistically.

    Christopher Sanborn has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    Gives you freedom and information to move from A to B like a normal person and not a slave to cartels and their price surges

    Cons: 

    Missing automatic public events integration (concerts, shows, etc)

    Somo is great for a meeting with friends, especially due to the ETA feature. You can see when your friends arrive, when your friends will pick you up and how you return home. Obviously for 2-3 friends this is not a pain point, but think of parties, and bigger gatherings where the organization and how to get there is messy and cumbersome

    A lot of apps attempt to solve this, but don't go the extra mile of actually providing the various options of transportation to and from the event (including pricing and ordering it from advance). This is the killer feature here - you aren't bound to *one* taxi company or need an array of apps to see which one will get you to your destination faster. You see all the options and how much it will cost you - in time and money.

    This app definitely has a place in my phone

    Isguyra has used this product for one week.
Discussion
Maker
Hi Hunters, Our team at HERE Mobility, with a mission to improve the way people get around, has launched a first of its kind social mobility app called SoMo (from Social Mobility). SoMo merges mobility with sociability in a way that is simple, hassle free and good for the planet. SoMo gives users the freedom of choice to plan share and ride with friends, family, co-workers, other kids’ parents or anyone else within their social circle. Users can choose who they ride with and how. Whether its ridesharing or booking a ride through our Mobility Marketplace, and through our open smart mobility marketplace that offers all transportation options in real-time. This includes taxis, private hires, public transport, bike sharing, scooter sharing and more. Lastly, users can create and access both private and public Gatherings. Think of any one-time event such as a concert, a wedding, a night out with friends or reoccurring events such as your daily commute to work. Whatever your schedule may be, SoMo is here to make mobility simple and social. We hope you enjoy the ride as much as we do. Happy to answer all questions below. Thank you, Ben Lang, for hunting us and thanks Product Hunters! Anat On behalf of our amazing team @HEREMobility
My 12 y.o. was SUPER excited about this app. And going to tell her friends about it. Which means that me and other moms are going to use it a lot .
Really like the idea of being able to decide your own route!
One of those things where you say “why didn’t anyone think of this sooner? “ Great App, great concept and a great solution. I’m hooked.
@gabby_levine I felt the same way! Can't wait to use it =)
Awesome app !