What is Amorides ?

AMORIDES is a Ride Sharing app for mobile phones.

Amorides has been designed to facilitate car pooling amoung our community. A driver can set up a ride offer in few clicks: it can be a “NOW” offer or a trip planned in the future. A potential passenger can easily post a request asking for a trip, anytime, to anywhere. If an offer matches with a request the app will notify both the driver and the passenger that can contact each other to arrange a meeting.

The app is designed to set up simple rides and requests very quickly, but is also a powerful tool for posting elaborate rides (recurring in time, with a time window, a road map and a radius in walking distance etc..).

 

How to install the app on iPhone?

Check that you have an iPhone 4s or up – if not the app will not run.

Set up steps below:

  1. Send an email request to amorides@beaconeer.com or nihal@mooji.org, who will send you an invite to the app
    1. It’s best to use a mooji.org or a Google address if you have one
  2. While you wait for the invitation, go to the iPhone App Store, and download an app called Test Flight (here’s a direct link), which is what you use to test new apps
    1. You may need your iTunes log-in to download this
  3. When Amorides activates you, you will receive an email from TestFlight, inviting you to download AmoRides
  4. Click the link in the email (while using your phone), which will take you to TestFlight, where you can now download AmoRides
  5. Next, you can join the Monte Sahaja Community:
    1. In the app, select Monte Sahaja in the “Communities” section.
    2. You can either scan the QR Code or type the passcode below.
      1. To Scan the Key:
        1. Click to ‘Scan the Key’.
        2. Hold the phone over the Code below
      2. To Type in the Passcode:
        1. Click Insert the Key.
        2. Copy and Paste this code (including the dash at the beginning):
          1. -L9BKrWXHqtGwtvC7_S6
  6. It’s done, you are in! Enjoy the community rides in the neighborhood 🙂

How to install the app on Android phone?

  1. Search for “Amorides” in the Google Play store (here’s a direct link).
  2. Download and install.
  3. In the app, select Monte Sahaja in the “Communities” section.
  4. You can either scan the QR Code or type the passcode below.
    1. To Scan the Key:
      1. Click to ‘Scan the Key’.
      2. If you don’t have the ‘Barcode Scanner’ app, you’ll be asked to download it. It is a very small, safe application that will download quickly.
      3. Once you have the Barcode Scanner, you can click the ‘Scan QR Code’ button again in the app, and use the code below
    2. To Type in the Passcode:
      1. Click Insert the Key.
      2. Copy and Paste this code: -L9BKrWXHqtGwtvC7_S6

It’s done, you are in! Enjoy the community rides in the neighborhood 🙂

How can Drivers use the app?

For Drivers, the simple functions of the app are to:

  • Offer a Ride, which notifies the community the date, time, start and end points of a journey you are making
    • When you Offer a ride, if someone posts a Request that matches, the app will automatically notify you
    • When you are matched, you can then click to whatsapp, text or call the person (or let them reach out to you)
    • The app will ‘remember’ the last ride you posted and auto-fill the start and end points to make the next ride faster to submit
  • See or Search for Requests, which shows a list of people who are asking for rides, with the date, time, start and end points of each requests

 

Advanced Offer a Ride functions allow you to:

  • Offer a Flexible departure time or date, which enables you to specify a range of time that you’ll be leaving, up to a week (for example if you’re going grocery shopping next week, but don’t care what day you go)
  • Offer a Repeating ride, if you make an identical journey frequently
  • Add Multiple Stops, if you have them
  • Change the vehicle and number of seats that are available
  • Describe your ride by adding ‘more details’

 

Other App Features include:

  • Set Favorite Stops, within Stops (click on a Stop and then click the Star), which puts them at the top of your list
  • Edit or Delete Rides (from the ‘My Rides’ section)
  • Add New Vehicles, which each have different default # Seats available

Change your Contact/Photo within the ‘Account’ section

How can Ride Requestors use the app?

or Ride Requestors, the simple functions of the app are to:

  • Request a Ride, which notifies the community the date, time, start and end points of a request you are making
    • When you Request a ride, if someone posts a Ride that matches, the app will automatically notify you
    • When you are matched, you can then click to whatsapp, text or call the person, to see if they can pick you up
    • The app will ‘remember’ the last request you posted and auto-fill the start and end points to make the next request faster to submit
  • See or Search for Rides, which shows a list of people who are driving, with the date, time, start and end points of each ride

 

Advanced Request a Ride functions allow you to:

  • Request a Flexible departure time or date, which enables you to specify a range of time that you’re willing to travel, up to a week (for example if you’d like to go grocery shopping anytime next week)
  • List a Repeating Request, if you make an identical journey frequently
  • Change the Number of Seats you’re requesting a ride for
  • Increase ‘Willingness to Walk’, which creates a larger ‘matching area’, increasing the likelihood that you’ll match with a ride that someone posted
  • Describe your request by adding ‘more details’

 

Other App Features include:

  • Set Favorite Stops, within Stops (click on a Stop and then click the Star), which puts them at the top of your list
  • Edit or Delete Requests (from the ‘My Requests’ section)
  • Change your Contact/Photo within the ‘Account’ section

Why Amorides?

The local community put a lot of time, effort and love in creating this application, for many good reasons:
– There are so many of us that don’t have transportation here, and yet frequently need support of their brothers and sisters to get from place to place
– Whatsapp Groups and other forms of communications have supported us nicely so far, but face a few challenges:
— The groups can get very ‘noisy’, where hundreds of people get notifications meant for a select few
— Requests further in the future are usually forgotten
— There are many, many cases of ‘missed connections’ where multiple cars from were driving the exact same routes at the same time
– When we carpool rather than driving separately, we all save fuel and money, and have a far smaller impact on the local environment
– Supporting each other with rides is a beautiful way to bring our community together; when we offer our neighbors a ride, we meet them, get to know them, and strengthen the bond in a way that transforms local strangers into our family

Who can I contact with questions?

If you’re staying at a local guesthouse, please ask your host, and they can help you.

If you’re staying in Sahaja, you can stop by the IT office to ask for help.

You can write to us: info@amoreiras.info

Terms of Service

Terms of Service for Amoreiras Transport Application

Last updated: April 18, 2017

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