Bizzby sends services to your door with Google Maps

Rohan Sinclair Luvaglio, founder of Bizzby, had the idea for the app several years ago, but the technology of the time wasn’t up to the task. That changed with smartphones and powerful digital mapping services. To make his idea a reality, he selected Google Maps.

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About Bizzby

Bizzby is an on-demand services company focused on tradespeople. It connects the world to professional services at the tap of a button, with services to your door in 60 minutes or less.

There isn't really anything else that can meet our mapping requirement from either a technical or user experience perspective. There's only really Google Maps.

Rohan Sinclair Luvaglio, founderBizzby

Then

  • Bizzby needed a mapping service that would locate his service providers in real time and calculate the travel time between a service provider and a customer based on their mode of transport.
  • They did not want the business overhead of worrying about the performance of the infrastructure that’s delivering the map-based features in Bizzby. They wanted a global solution that would scale and deliver the same mapping service everywhere as they expand internationally.
  • Bizzby selected the Google Maps APIs as initial speed to market was critical. The components they required for their own solution were already part of the Google Maps offering.
  • Ancoris looked at their requirements and identified the correct licence of Google Maps for usage on such a large scale.
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Bizzby web application

Now

  • Customers can book, get availability and confirmation of the provider – all in real time. Google Maps then ensure customers are constantly updated on where the provider is and when they will arrive.
  • The on-demand app sends professional services such as handymen, cleaners or beauticians to the customer’s door within 60 minutes or less of a request being made.
  • Google Maps helps Bizzby to track its service providers in real time, identify the best person for the job, and – combined with Bizzby’s own algorithms – calculate how long it will take the chosen service provider to get to the customer, whether they’re travelling by tube, car, bike or on foot.
  • The company currently serves customers across the UK and is planning to go international, setting up operations in cities in the US, Brazil, India and Europe.