By Dennis Clemente
NEW YORK–“It’s Tinder for doctors,” says Toby Hervey about his on-demand house-call doctors app. He was one of the presenters that included Ulula, Kiddo App and Domain Skate last October 20 at the NY Tech Breakfast at Microsoft.
In most demonstrations in tech meetups, you’ll see the presenter themselves trying on the product while the audience watch how his app or site works.
What was different in Hervey’s presentation was how he had another miked-up person interact with the app as if he’s the user and he’s experiencing the app on the spot. That’s what Pager did in its presentation–and it helped the app make its point clearly. It’s an app that can get you a house-call doctor.
Currently only offered in New York’s boroughs and some areas in San Francisco, Pager is currently an out-of-pocket service but there is reportedly a reimbursement option. It is highly recommended that you clarify later with Pager if there are changes in its policy. Also, note if prescription orders are delivered within an hour as advertised.
“The cost structure is transparent. It’s $200 now but it’s not that expensive. It will cost you $135 when you go to a doctor now. Costs pile up (when you see a doctor),” he said.
Doctors, most of them general practitioners, are recruited and asked to be listed in the app.
Kiddo App presented next. It’s a family calendar app designed to make it simple to manage everyday family life.
“We don’t plan to monetize data,” said Tzvia Bader in response to question about privacy for their children. She came up with the app to address a market size of $140 million for parents. It’s available on Android and iOS.
Presenting last, Howard Greenstein showed DomainSkate, an intellectual property and brand security protection for business.
He addressed the current security threats online and how rampant identity theft is, pointing out one instance where a site mimicked Bloomberg and stole $275 million worth of information. With DomainSkate, he said you can “manage and mitigate your problem with malware.”
Although in the list, Ulula was not able to present.