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Thursday Flakes: Naming Dolphins, Using InDriver and European Airport Chaos

Have you heard about the app InDriver?

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While I am in Guatemala and other Latin American countries, I am using a mobile app called InDriver. It is an app similar to Uber except you get the name the price. Once you enter your destination and submit your price offer, you will get offers from other drivers in the area. It lists the driver’s name with their counteroffer, vehicle brand, rating, distance from you, etc. Payments must be made in cash. The passenger ends up getting a cheaper rate (20% on average) than Uber or other ride sharing apps while the driver gets paid directly by the passenger without losing a chunk of their earnings to the app. Currently InDriver is available in 42 countries. Hopefully someday it will be available in the United States.

On that note, I found a really interesting article about this wonderful app and how it got started in Siberia of all places. Definitely check that article down below.

Anyways, onto Flakes...


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The Rest

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