During the recent years, the slowdown in the mining industry has given me time to pursue a few side interests. Writing this mining blog was one of those interests.
The other was developing a new smartphone mobile app called Windshieldink. The tag line is “it’s the new way to leave a note on a windshield”. The website is Windshieldink.com
Here is an overview
Windshieldink’s messaging platform allows anyone to anonymously assign an email address to a license plate. Others can send messages to those vehicle owners using the mobile app and the vehicle license plate number.
Registering a license plate with Windshieldink is free. The app provides users the options of receiving their messages via e-mail and phone texts. You also have the option of receiving app push notifications, or attaching contact information, or attaching a GPS location within the message. There is also an in-app chat functionality.
Stats Canada reported 23.9 million motor vehicle registrations in 2015
Based on personal experience, the desire to be reachable in an emergency via my license plate number was recognized as far back as the mid-1990’s. Its becoming even more recognized as new vehicles, driverless vehicles come on to our the roadways daily.
Primarily businesses, such as fleet operators, delivery services, city maintenance services can register thousands of their plates and assign a safety office email or dispatcher to each. The public can then provide feedback on problem drivers.
The Windshieldink messaging platform will function globally. However our primary focus is North America due to our limited marketing capacity.