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Uber, the on-demand ‘driver for hire’ mobile service (ODMS) has become the poster-child for digital disruption and ‘convenience tech’.

Uber, bank rolled by Google, is disrupting (destroying) traditional taxi services by delivering more ‘value’ (mostly convenience value) to ‘value-maximising’ consumers through a smart mix of ‘regulatory hacking’ and technology.

And so digital innovators are seeking to ‘uberfy’ the world with convenient on-demand mobile services that digitally and conveniently match demand with supply.  Tap your phone, get service. It’s that simple.

Some will flourish, most will fail – (based we think, on the degree that current alternatives are actually inconvenient and offer poor value).

So here’s an evolving master-list of Uber-style services that match on-demand requests with real-time supply… (please message me, or add more in comments – and I’ll update the list)

The Uberfication of Everything: Directory / Master-list

 

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    Priti Ambani

    Hi Paul – that is a comprehensive compilation! I just wrote a blog post about “humanification” the larger reason behind the wide adoption of the Uber model.
    http://crowdsourcingweek.com/the-humanification-of-everything/

    Thanks for sharing your list.

    Best,
    Priti

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      Dr Paul Marsden

      Hi Priti, thanks – great post, and interesting perspective – and debate. Is this trend about ‘humanification’ or ‘rationalisation’?

      Personally, I think Uber-style services can ‘dehumanify’ as much as humanify – you become a interchangeable commodity. I no longer have my driver, I have a cookie cutter driver that changes every ride.

      But what is driving this? – in my view it’s economics. Regulatory hacks and convenient mobile tech are rationalising inefficient and inconvenient markets allowing people to ‘value maximise’.

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    Sergio

    Thank you for sharing Priti, very interesting by the way, that is what we really need.

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    Jacob

    Nice post Dr Paul! The world certainly is going the way of tech startups to take care of our lives. One company that I think you left off your list though is https://www.taskeasy.com/lawnmowing. I believe they’d go under lawn mowing and/or home maintenance (full disclosure I work for this company).

    Cheers,
    Jacob

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    Darren Bush

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    Keep continue. your great work.

    Cheers!

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