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Bowdoin College RideShare app for iPhone and iPad


4.2 ( 3312 ratings )
Utilities Productivity
Developer: Inho Hwang
Free
Current version: 1.20, last update: 1 year ago
First release : 09 Feb 2014
App size: 3.67 Mb

In this App, you can do TWO things.
1) With luck, you can get a ride to a place.
2) With luck, you can earn some gas money by offering rides.

So What is this Application?
Bowdoin College RideShare App is a mobile version of Bowdoin College RideBoard. RideBoard and this RideShare App use the same database to bring mobile and computer users to one place (web version of the app: https://www.bowdoin.edu/hitch/index.jsp?so=2). If you upload things here it would show up in both here and the RideBoard website, and vice versa! As an additional feature to RideBoard: you can offer rides and say you would like to collect a certain amount of fee – perhaps to support a gas fee. This would encourage more people to offer rides. In addition, you can now provide more information to other people about each ride such as comments or how full the ride is.

So How Do You Use this Application?
To get a ride,
1) you can search the to find ride offers from other Bowdoin people
2) read requests of other people and join rides (perhaps accept a request to share Brunswick taxi)
3) or submit a post that would advertise Bowdoin community that you need a ride or want to share taxi. Someone may read that and give you a ride.

To offer a ride,
1) you can either submit a post that would advertise Bowdoin community that you are willing to drive them
2) read from already available requests and tell them that you would give them rides.

(You can update who is in the ride and how many people are filled, by so simply modifying your post. Go to MyPosts from the main page.)

Technical Descriptions:

Login with your Bowdoin ID and password

Change the scope to see ride offers or requests.

Search the list by keywords of either destination or starting place or both – this option, what the search bar is searching, can be customized by tapping ∨ button inside the search bar.

Tap on items in the list to see detail descriptions.

Tap New+ to submit posts to add your ride offering or request to the list.

Tap MyPosts to see your posts. Tap on any of them to modify information inside or delete it from the list.

Created by Inho Hwang, Bowdoin Class of 2016