Secure Social App ConnectSocial Adds Ride Sharing Feature

Palo Alto, CA, December 03, 2018 --( ConnectSocial Inc., the Silicon Valley-based tech firm, has recently launched a new feature to their immensely popular social app, ConnectSocial, known for its safe and secure platform. The new "Ride" feature takes the innovative social app with a focus on the security of social media users, a notch higher by offering the users to initiate and join rides, encouraging secured carpooling and easing off the pressure on the environment.

“We want to give our users the freedom to be themselves without worrying about their data. ConnectSocial gives utmost attention to data privacy and empowers users with more control over their feed. ConnectSocial users can control how they interact with others on the platform by blocking, hiding, or reporting any posts they don’t like or feel safe about,” says Tariku Bogale, Founder of ConnectSocial Inc., responsible for developing the ConnectSocial app.

“We conceptualized the Ride feature in the wake of increasing traffic on the road and mounting levels of air pollution in all major cities across the world,” shares Tariku.

Key aspects of the "Ride" feature in the ConnectSocial app:

Users can manage the rides under five categories; Get Rides, Create Ride, Rides, Pending request, and Ride detail.

Get Rides:

My Rides: The rides created by the user are reflected here. The user can start or cancel the ride from this section. If the user forgets to start a ride at the scheduled time, the ride is shown as delayed to other users on the ConnectSocial app platform.

Active Rides: This screen shows rides underway with options to choose "Complete" (for ride owners) and "Finish" (for ride partners).

Get Rides: Here, users can find rides near their area (user’s current city rides are shown by default), or look for available rides between two cities.

Create Ride: This section helps users create rides by filling the source and destination, as well as, filling of key information such as Ride name, contact number, start date time, vehicle number, seats available, cost (free or paid), ride amount. Ride distance is calculated using Google’s Place API.


Past Rides: Here, users can find the previous rides that were either completed or cancelled owing to any reason. Rides delayed for over two hours are automatically cancelled.

Upcoming Rides: This section shows the list of ride partners and has options to either cancel the ride request or cancel ride after accepted by ride owner.

Ride Requests: Requests for rides from ride partners is shown here. Ride owners can accept or decline the request.

Add Pick up location and Drop off location in request screen in order to decide about request - i.e. Accept/Decline.

Ride Detail: Users can check out the ride details through two sections.

Background screen: It shows the map and the markers for "From" and "To" locations.

Foreground screen: Ride and driver information, ride status change buttons, pick-up information, ride partner list.

A reload button is given to refresh the screen. The screen automatically updates basis the push notifications received.

Here are some other top app features:

Build meaningful connections

* Express yourself better
* A distraction-free network
* Data privacy
* Self-moderating community

Device Requirements for iPhone:
* Size: 86.9 MB
* System: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
* Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Device Requirements for Android:
* Size: 28 MB
* System: 5.0 and up

Pricing and Availability:
Enjoy the freedom of self-expression on ConnectSocial app at only $0.99 a month or $7.99 a year (save 33%). You can start with a 3-day free trial and feel the difference for yourself.

About ConnectSocial® Inc.
ConnectSocial® is a revolutionary social networking platform founded in 2018 in Palo Alto, CA. ConnectSocial® Inc identified the need for an alternative to Facebook and other major social networking apps, and ConnectSocial® was born. The paid app offers users multiple benefits included greater security, an ad-free experience, and a self-moderating community along with other standard features such as the ability to post and share photos, videos, form groups and comment on other users photos and videos.
ConnectSocial Inc.
Tariku Bogale