Thursday, April 25, 2013
Taking A Spin With Joyride, Which Aims To Liven Up Your Commute With Its Android App
Last month, a startup called Joyride came out of stealth mode and announced that it has raised $1 million in funding. Since the company is building a platform for creating entertaining drivetime experiences, we decided that the best place to see the Joyride app in action was on the road. Co-founder and CEO Jeff Chen described Joyride as an attempt to "make drive times more fun and more interesting" ? instead of just listening to the same songs on the same radio stations, you could say, "Hey, let's play a game together." Or, "Pull up the latest comedy clips." Or, "Teach me a new language." It's an application that you'll eventually be able to install on your smartphone, which you then connect to your car stereo and control with your voice.