School is back in session, and with that comes soccer practice, dance lessons, and the endless flurry of texts and phone calls orchestrating who is driving whom, to where, and when. Before you let carpool coordination get the best of you, consider the recently debuted (and locally created) app Who’s Driving.
Designed by Linden Hills mom Anne Cramer, who was tired of the nightmare that is the carpool scheduling, the free app streamlines communication so everything is in one simple spot. “We did a lot of market testing, asking local parents what is it about carpool that makes you crazy,” says Cramer.
Cramer and her husband, Paul, began working on an app more than a year ago that allows parents to easily create carpools, confirm drivers, and modify details with a few clicks. Former BuzzFeed CTO Mark Wilkie joined the team in June, and the app launched in mid August.
“Caprooling ebbs and flows,” she says. “There are so many changes that need to be communicated for each specific carpool.” The app addresses the fluidity of carpools by sending automatic notifications with last minute changes. “It’s taking a confusing, difficult, annoying act, and making it very streamlined,” says Cramer. Available for both iPhones and Androids, carpool coordination is now just a few clicks away. whosdriving.com