Smartphone in your hands: 5 online services for citizens
It’s almost impossible to imagine a modern city dweller without a smartphone in hand.
That is why we decided to collect 5 online services that will help Ukrainian citizens feel comfortable in the city, spend less time and money and even make the city the best.
That's what, in our opinion, must be able to be able to do an active citizen with a smartphone and access to the Internet!
Complaining and thanking utilities for 1551
With the advent of the online service, the Kiev Contact Center has complained and thanked the utilities much easier. If an elevator broke down in your house, they do not turn on (or, more importantly, do not turn off) the heating in time, you notice a hole in the road, or you worry why no one has been watering the trees in the park for a long time - you are here. All online applications are automatically registered and fall into the bodies responsible for this or that area. Promise to respond to the complaint within a month.
Experienced complainants say that the appeal to the "1551" really have a result - it is quite possible that after this letter a long-awaited shop will appear under your house, and a new asphalt road will be put on the road nearby. One has only then not to forget and write a letter of thanks for the work done before 1551. Believe me, they will be pleased.
Follow the traffic on EasyWay
The EasyWay website was created in Lviv in 2011, in 2012, the site helped foreign guests of Euro 2012, and in 2013, it became a technical partner of Google, Yandex and Here in support of public transport in Ukraine.
EasyWay makes life easier for those who often travel by public transport. You can download the EasyWay app for Android and iOS for free, which will help you choose a route convenient for you, taking into account financial and time costs, as well as lay the shortest automobile route.
In addition, not so long ago, another very useful opportunity appeared here - users can now watch the movement of buses, trolley buses, trams and the city train thanks to the GPS installed there, which means that now you will know exactly how many minutes your transport will arrive better time calculated.
The service will be useful for many - it contains information about routes in more than 50 cities of Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Kazakhstan and other countries.
Search for a fellow traveler on Blablacar and GiveMeALift
The economy of general use (or sharing economy) is one of the powerful trends in modern megacities. It is often easier and more profitable for a modern city dweller to share certain things with other people, especially when it comes to cars. Carsharing services like Blablacar and GiveMeALift make it easy to find a companion who, for example, drives his car every day along the same route as you.
Blablacar is mainly focused on long-distance trips - here you can see in advance who is traveling along the route you need and choose a price that is acceptable to you.
But GiveMeALift is better adapted to dynamic movements within the city. At any time you can create a request using the mobile application, in which you specify exactly where you are and where you need to go. If there is a driver nearby who is ready to take on a fellow traveler, the system will immediately inform you.
Also, if you are a car driver, you want to save a little on the trip and not against the company, drop a request here and the system will try to find a suitable passenger for you.
Pay utilities on iPay, Plategka, Portmone, EasyPay and Privat24
Perhaps today only long-staged conservatives or people with too much free time can pay for long lines at Oschadbank to pay for utilities. After all, there are already quite a lot of online services with the help of which in just a few minutes you can do it both from a computer and from a smartphone. The most popular are: iPay , Plategka , Portmone , EasyPay and banking systems (for example, Privat24 ).
Most of them are built according to the same scheme: you need to register in the system, enter your bank card details and choose the service you need to pay for. This can be gas, water, electricity, telephone subscription fees, fees for kindergarten or school, and much more. These services are also convenient for those that have the function of regular patetia. So you can enter the necessary data only once, then they will be automatically paid monthly from your card.
Some of these services focus on a specific type of payment. For example, on the new site of Kyivenergo, you can easily calculate and pay the amount you need to pay for electricity and see the statistics of its use. In addition, here you are not charged for using the service, while other online services charge a fee, although they offer favorable conditions for registered regular users.
Search for a doctor at DOC.ua
Anyone who has ever visited state clinics knows how difficult it is to get to the right doctor. Usually, citizens have to incubate at least two lines in city clinics: first to the therapist, and then to the specialized doctor. Those citizens who are ready to give up free medicine in favor of a paid, but fast and convenient medical service, will definitely appreciate online portals like Doc.ua.
If you are sick, here you can, without leaving your home, find the qualified specialist you need. Firstly, you can use the functions of online diagnostics - choose the symptoms that bother you. According to them, the system will tell you which doctors are better to consult. Then you will need to choose one of them, paying the mandatory attention to the qualifications, experience, rating and reviews of other users about it. In addition, it is possible to choose a doctor who takes near your home. If you have made your choice - immediately make an appointment.
The service already functions in several large Ukrainian cities: Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Nikolaev, Kharkov, Odessa and Lvov. In the near future they plan to expand and launch the project in other cities of Ukraine.