April 17, 2014 in Lifestyle (E)
[prMac.com] Amsterdam, Netherlands - Flattire.nl today is pleased to announce the release of its mobile app FlatTire for iOS. The app is today's way of fixing a century-old means of transportation - the bicycle. With FlatTire, users have the easiest access to the mobile bike repair service provided by Flattire.nl.
"In a world of bike shops which seem to be always closed when you need them, take a long time to do repairs and charge high fees on top of that, our mobile bike service is itself a revolutionary, convenient and extremely affordable way to fix your bike and be back on the road in no time," says Horia Ioan, co-founder of Flattire.nl.
How does it work? As soon as users open FlatTire, the app automatically shows their location on the map. The location can also be adjusted manually by moving the location pointer or by looking up a specific address. Next, users select the problem from a list, fill in their availability and optionally add some comments or other details. Adding a photo is another easy way to show the Flattire.nl crew the problem as well as the bike model. After the request is confirmed, a mobile bike specialist will come to the location at the agreed time and fix the bike within 10-30 minutes. Users can be notified when the bike is done or they can stay while their bike is being fixed and learn a few tricks.
"While the name might suggest that we only fix flat tires, our team of enthusiastic bike specialists will be happy to help you with any bike problem, from falling chains and loose brakes to more serious issues and why not, pimping up your bike with accessories and a custom color scheme," says Alexandru Andrei, co-founder of Flattire.nl
FlatTire will provide an estimation of the costs based on the selected problem, but the app also features a price list of all available services. There is no minimum order amount or travel costs and the app is free to use. Flattire.nl services all of Amsterdam and surrounding neighborhoods. An Android version is in development and will be launched soon.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 9.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
FlatTire 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.
Flattire.nl was created in 2013 by Horia Ioan, Alexandru Andrei and Bogdan Claru, three master's students from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. With different backgrounds in entrepreneurship and innovation, psychology and marketing, they were united by a common passion for bikes and the belief that Amsterdam's bike-fixing experience could be greatly improved without increasing prices. The business started with just a Facebook page which rapidly grew to more than four thousand fans today. Expanding really fast, the Flattire.nl team realized it could integrate the fast-developing mobile technology into a better and quicker service than ever before. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Flattire.nl. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.