February 3, 2015

Mojio is building the world’s largest and most diverse open platform for connecting cars. For drivers, this equates to a vast, ever-improving app store for their vehicles. As impressive as all of this technology is, it’s the humans behind the tech that make it all happen. They are the people who take a great idea, translate it into thousands of lines of code, design the interface and connect it to your car through the Mojio device and platform. Here’s another one of those individuals:

Six Questions with David Barton-Grimley of Dooing

dooing-connected-car-fleet-appFor our second interview, we spoke with David Barton-Grimley, an experienced digital consultant and co-founder of Dooing. Dooing is a new team management platform that helps your business complete jobs and move people across any location quickly. Simply put, Dooing can dispatch jobs and track your team on the move.

Q1: Why should the Mojio community care about Dooing?

As businesses develop innovative new ways to deliver services and products to their customers’ doorsteps, there’s a clear gap in the market for a scalable, multi-platform dispatch solution. With Dooing, any business can dispatch jobs and track teams on the move; from 3 people to thousands. iOS and Android apps are used to manage field staff; assigning and tracking a job’s life cycle from start to finish with reports on key performance metrics. Enterprises and startups alike can build Dooing into their own products with our API.

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Q2: Anyone with an iOS or Android device can currently download the Dooing App for free. Can you tell us how your integration with Mojio will be different?

Mojio is the first platform we’ve integrated into Dooing, enabling Mojio customers to track jobs with live fleet data. Additionally, we’ve added to the ability to track and report on key metrics like fuel consumption and distance traveled down to the specific job.

Q3: What was it that attracted you to developing an app on Mojio’s open platform for connecting cars?

For us, Mojio’s technology turbocharges our offering. Business intelligence lies at our core, and offering detailed fleet reporting combined with dispatch data allows Dooing to close in on precise business metrics.

Q4: Can you tell us about a real-world example of Dooing in action and how the Mojio integration will take it to the next level?

A great example is a plumbing company. Small-medium plumbing businesses will run fleets upwards of 20 vans rotating around a city at any given time. Managing staff rotation and dispatching jobs for these companies is often handled by an admin team taking orders, calling through the next jobs. Even with the tech we have available today, running businesses like this often boil down to a busy team of people at a HQ and a lot of excel spreadsheets.

With Dooing, HQ can assign jobs automatically to the nearest employees, with the plumber in the field receiving details on the next job and travel instructions immediately. The company will have records of the specific job, including how long the repair took and any other travel-related metrics, such as distance traveled and fuel cost.  In addition to creating a more efficient workforce, the actionable data generating by this gives HQ real insights into their company’s performance. Integration with Mojio takes this to the next level, allowing businesses to really drill down into a per-job cost. The same model can be applied across numerous industries and business models.

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Q5: When can our community expect to see the release of the Mojio Compatible Dooing App?

We’re in the closing stages of testing our beta, and expect to launch in the next few weeks!

Q6: Following the recent buzz from CES 2015 and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, there is much talk about 2015 being “The Year of the Connected Car”. What are your thoughts on where the Connected Car will be at the end of 2015?

We feel that 2015 will be a year to demonstrate value for the connected car. From a Dooing perspective, demand in the commercial sector will grow as big data translates into tangible business savings, and consumers demand more services that track product and service delivery in real time. For consumers, we’ll start seeing a growing volume of services that bring tangible value to the daily commute; traffic intelligence, parking spaces and a greater abundance of car-pooling options.

We’d like to thank David Barton-Grimley for taking time from his busy schedule to participate in our Meet a Mojio Developer interview series.

You can learn more about Dooing on their website: https://dooing.com/