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Uber for limousines (but it's free)

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James Potter
Maker
@rahrahyah
Hello all, I'm writing this from the back of our ageing 28-foot stretch limousine somewhere in Oregon as my co-chauffeur Bart and I are on a three month road trip across the 'lower 48' contiguous states of the US. We'll be the first to do it in a limo. Being a software engineer with endless hours of spare time on the road, it struck me that I should build an app that takes a jab at Uber (as is fashionable). Stretch is like Uber. Except that it's free, there is only one vehicle available (a limousine) and it could be literally anywhere in the United States at this moment. Enjoy!
Gideon Hod@ghod · Marketplace Product
@rahrahyah Do I see you driving down the 5 to California right now? 🤔🙌
Simon Bromberg@shimmb · Technical Lead @DashMD , sbromberg.com
@rahrahyah "Being a software engineer with endless hours of spare time on the road" Explain?
James Potter
Maker
@rahrahyah
@ghod Yep! En route to SF.
James Potter
Maker
@rahrahyah
@shimmb I'm a software engineer on a road trip, without any work commitments, so I have time to mess around on personal projects.
Gideon Hod@ghod · Marketplace Product
@rahrahyah Amazing!
Evan Petrack@petrev01 · People Researcher; Loves GIS & Data
@rahrahyah This is awesome. Come to DC! Housing and [first round] of drinks are on me 👍
James Potter
Maker
@rahrahyah
@petrev01 ah already came through on our way to NY 😞
Evan Petrack@petrev01 · People Researcher; Loves GIS & Data
@rahrahyah aghh! 💔 Oh well, hopefully there's a next time!
Parker Woodward@parkerwoodward · AI to automate ReferralRiver.com
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
How many people have you picked up so far, @rahrahyah? Any fun stories? 😀
James Potter
Maker
@rahrahyah
@rrhoover Only three or four people I think. We were testing it in NYC. The driver companion app had some... navigation shortcomings that led to me inadvertently driving our passengers to New Jersey.
Will Wright@williamwright · Front End Developer @Clazzoo
@rahrahyah @rrhoover 😂
brent@notbrent · expo.io
Another great service that isn't available in Canada yet ;( Actually though this is a hilarious app, enjoy the trip!
James Potter
Maker
@rahrahyah
@notbrent we have highly ambitious global expansion plans.
John Schenk@johnschenk · Founder at Taffy
LOL This is awesome.. Love it.