Everyone wants to develop the next best "app", but the UBER concept for me appears to be much more, it is a market place equalizer. The SOPL has advocated for a long time that flat rate predictable pricing for certain services is the solution to curbing scams and other pricing games used by bad folks. Utilizing a beacon location software that connects the consumer to the closest service provider presents several benefits.
I recently spend time with LockedOut founder Ray Wang, Dane Arpino formally of Alluring Logic, and Kohannah Soto Chief Director of Locksmith Operation who happens to be a member of the Society of Professional Locksmiths. As I sat in their Park Ave. office here in New York City I was in awe of the sophistication of their operation. This was no boiler room operation and the technology in front of me was impressive. On the walls where flat screen TV's with maps of the United States, electronic pulses glowing every second like little paint balls exploding and graphs that looked like the stock exchange. Okay, I am impressed now show me the money! - They did.
"Uber is building a digital mesh — a grid that goes over the cities. Once you have that grid running, in everyone's pockets, there is a lot of potential for what you can build as a platform. Uber is in the empire-building phase. There are things that are not designed for Uber, explains Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. Source - Business Insider
It is all about the frequency of calls for a particular service and locksmiths providing lockouts appear to be prime candidate.