Onde, a Belarusian IT-company in Hi-Tech Park that develops a mobile platform for the ride-hailing industry, announced the launch of a new joint project with the Red Cross. The project will help Red Cross volunteers deliver groceries to elderly people who are at particular risk during the COVID-19 epidemic. The project has been implemented on the basis of the company's new ride-hailing mobile app, Lolo, and will be provided to the Red Cross at no cost.
The Belarusian Red Cross collaborates with volunteers who accept purchase orders from elderly people. To deliver the purchases, a coordinator first needs to find a volunteer with a car. The process wasn’t automated before and needed technical improvements to ensure faster and more efficient work.
The new project has been launched through Lolo, Onde’s new ride-hailing mobile app. It helps volunteers with cars register as drivers and process delivery orders. The orders are placed through a passenger app by any other volunteer or through a common dispatch panel from a Red Cross coordinator.
“Onde has been developing tech for the ride-hailing industry for over 9 years. Over 200 companies in 70 countries worldwide already use our platform. In the days of pandemic, just like any socially responsible business, we cannot stay indifferent. We realize the demand for volunteers and their services has grown exponentially. This means speed and scalability are a priority. That’s why we decided to launch our new Lolo app specifically for the Red Cross volunteers to help coordinate their work more efficiently. Anyone based in Belarus with a vehicle can become a volunteer and help,” - commented Eugene Suslo, co-founder and CEO of Onde.