Bhubaneswar: With the extension of COVID-19 lockdown period, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to promote use of TickMe mobile App so that citizens can place online orders for pickup and delivery with grocery stores, medical shops, restaurants etc nearby in the capital city. The App can also notify the buyers when the orders are ready for pickup or delivery.
As the App intends to use more local shop owners in order to reduce the delivery time and make the process effective and accurate, in the first phase the Civic body in collaboration with the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) is first making the inventory of the local shop owners of essential commodities. Once the inventory is in place, the App will be promoted with consumers for downloading and using the App.
As per reports, the mobile App TickMe is designed by a team based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA and is being led by an IIT Kanpur graduate. Users can download TickMe App using the link: http://onelink.to/tickme.
The App is free for all consumers on both Android & IOS users and for six months from now for the shop owners once it is in use under the corporation limits. However, presently once the on-boarding of local shop owners is done, users can link to the platform to get the benefit of the service.
Once logged in, users can select from a list of nearest shops (grocery stores, medicine shops etc.) Users can now place the order and enter any specific comments for shop owners. If they want delivery, they need to mention that in the comment section. Once the shop owner is ready with the delivery then user will be notified via push notifications when their order is ready for pickup or delivery.
The App is not disabled-friendly but new users just need an email address to create a TickMe account. No OTP is required. Though currently payment is made after pickup or delivery, BMC is planning to roll out an online payment service in the coming weeks.