When InvolveCare hit a wall they couldn’t break through, the company turned to Pivotal Labs for help expanding their skill set and moving the project to completion. “We knew Pivotal Labs’ reputation, and came in to close the expertise gap,” says David S. Williams, InvolveCare Co-founder.
InvolveCare is a new social caregiving application, which helps make it easy for caregivers to get others involved in caregiving activities for aging parents or special needs children. Caregivers can organize and record doctors’ appointments and other activities, request help with things like rides, tasks, and errands from family and friends who want to help, and even involve remote family members who typically have difficulty contributing from afar.
The InvolveCare app request engine is designed to make it easy to privately and discretely ask family and close friends for help, and for the network to provide it. It keeps the caregiving group apprised of tasks to be done and other ways to pitch in, and it uses multiple media for real-time check-ins, progress reports and displays of appreciation. The result is reduced stress for everyone and better care for those in need.
“We were able to do two things with Pivotal Labs – first, create social tools including commenting, audio recording and pictures for every single interaction that occurs in the app, and second, add contextual follow-up events based on prior user interactions,” Williams explains. “That’s hard to do, but Pivotal Labs made it look easy.”
“With agile development, you know what you have to do to be successful, and when it’s successful it’s incredibly fast.”
David S. Williams, InvolveCare Co-founder
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