If you’ve been paying attention, you know that you don’t need a key to unlock cars on JustShareIt. With our cool RideLink technology, you just need an app.
Now iPhone and iPad users can experience the joy of keyless exchanges. That means if you’re a Sharer with a RideLink-enabled vehicle and you can’t be around to give the key to a renter with a iPhone or Android, you won’t have to! It also means that if you manage to lock your key in the car, you don’t have to freak out – just don’t also lock your smartphone in there because that would be…not smart.
Download the iOS and Android apps here!
We know that sharing can be life-changing. So do our friends at Shareable. To celebrate the new sharing frenzy across the globe – and to promote their new book, Share or Die - Shareable is running a Share or Die Storytelling Contest for your best stories about sharing!
Remember that time renting your neighbor’s car helped you get to the vet in time to save your dog Sumo’s life? (Okay, it was just a splinter but you sure thought he was a goner.) Or the time you took that cute girl you once met at the laundromat for a ride to Stinson Beach for a hike…and proposed? Don’t keep all that goodness to yourself – enter the contest and you could win $1,000 in credit to JustShareIt! Just think of all the adventures that could buy!
Submit your story by July 23rd for your chance to win. For more details, click here. Good luck!
Let’s face it – California’s home to some odd characters. It’s partly what makes us all love it so much. And you can’t really call yourself a Californian until you’ve scoped out at least a few quirky attractions. So (we think you know where this is going) for your next rental, why not take a ride to some of these gems? They’ll also make for some stellar Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts!
The Winchester Mystery House – San Jose, CA
This is the former home of Sarah Winchester, who inherited millions of dollars when her husband, heir to the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, passed away. A millionaire in the 1800s is no joke – too bad her house became one. She believed spirits haunted Continue reading
Photo by abhisawa on flickr
Is there a better place to reflect on the weightier side of Memorial Day than from a scenic, natural setting?
Venture out of the Bay Area this holiday weekend and connect with some of the awesome nature around us. Need some inspiration? You got it!
Maybe you’re a weekend warrior tearing up the mountains during the winter, but have you soaked up the summer sun in Tahoe? Here’s your chance – this weekend marks Lake Tahoe’s 6th Annual Opening Day at the Lake, the official launch of boating season and SUMMER! Continue reading
So many of us live in the Bay Area and never have the chance to get out on the water. What a shame. Sharer Patrick H. used to be one of us, but then he went and bought himself a sailboat. A 27′ Catalina to be exact. And lucky for us all, he’s sharing it.
How long have you been sailing?
Well…a few months! I’ve been wanting to learn for a long time and when a friend was selling this boat, I figured it was my chance. I was sort of worried that it would be boring because growing up my dad had motorboats and they got a little boring for me. But sailing keeps you busy – it’s technical, active and hands-on. I love it.
What’s the quirkiest thing about your boat? Continue reading
As you may know, San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee recently announced the formation of a Sharing Economy Working Group. What does this mean? Oh, just that San Francisco is poised to be the sharing economy capital of the world. That’s all.
It’s not enough that we have the highest concentration of peer-to-peer startups headquartered here (‘cause we’re awesome and we do). We also need to see changes at the policy level to keep these companies coming and growing. In fact, this was the topic of an event earlier this week at SPUR in downtown San Francisco.
Photo used under Creative Commons from Gavin Anderson.
The car commute. Isn’t it crazy to think about everyone driving around in these little bubbles, shielding themselves from the outside world? Sometimes it’s easy to get lost in that space, listening to your podcast, radio station or playlist of choice. It’s like nothing else exists around you. Is someone even driving that machine next to you? Who cares…
The bike commute, on the other hand, is a very different experience. When you see a group of cyclists commuting, they’re most often just individuals – strangers even – pedaling at the same pace, hitting Continue reading
Remember when you ran a rockin' baseball card business?
It’s a funny thing about the person-to-person/peer-to-peer market: it demands its users be innovative and resourceful to be more successful. While some simply post items for rent and sit back and wait for the magic to happen, others get creative about how to make their goods more appealing. People in this second category can be considered micropreneurs, or small business managers.
Remember how ingeniously you traded and sold baseball cards before you could even drive? Renting out your stuff can really re-inspire the micropreneur in you.
Here are some tips on how to get maximum impact from your ride: Continue reading
We’re excited to start 2012 off right – with you!
We’ve been testing RideLink™, our signature in-vehicle technology, and we’ve got some great news: it’s awesome! In addition to offering advanced security features, RideLink makes sharing and driving more convenient and fun. It also helps you monitor your ride. Check out more on the RideLink page of our website.
That’s right – our website is live! You can use our site and our mobile app to share and borrow on the web or on the move. Next, we’ll figure out how you can share from space and underwater. But first things first…. Continue reading
As a fellow P2P company, we feel compelled to join the conversation around Airbnb member EJ’s tragic experience. For those of you who haven’t heard the story, a San Francisco Airbnb host came home to find her apartment and, consequently her life, devastated after a renter’s “stay.” Read her heart wrenching account here. Continue reading