App of the Week – Blink

Published On February 26, 2019 | By Tom Huskerson | App of the Week

Being stuck on the side of the road sucks! Being stuck on the side of the road without being able to call AAA for road service is outright dangerous. It gets worse if the weather is bad, you don’t know the area, you’re a women or a young, inexperienced driver. Let’s just say any one of those puts your life in danger. That is why Blink is the App of the Week.

Blink is selling itself as the Uber of emergency car help. Like Uber, Blink offers real-time nationwide roadside assistance on demand. One of the things that makes Blink so cool is that it’s services are available in 99.4 percent of all U.S. zip codes. So if you blow a gasket somewhere between home and Fargo, N.D. you got a good chance of getting help.

Using the Blink app you can request a tow, a tire change, a jump-start, lockout help, or even have gas delivered right to the spot where your car went dry. Tows rates are a flat $79 for the first five miles and $5 for each additional mile. All else is $49. But for two gallons of gas you just pay the price of the fuel.

Listen, being stranded with a dead car is not funny and can be really dangerous. Especially if you find yourself in unfamiliar territory. As a emergency help app you can’t go wrong. Its a great a gift for someone who you know has a car that’s, well…just a piece of crap. Or just give mom, wife or young driver an extra bit of insurance.

According to the Blink website the app is a trusted road warrior for over 80 million drivers and it helps over 10 million drivers annually.

Blink is free and available for both Apple and Android devices.

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About The Author

Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. He attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has returned to focus on writing both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle. Most recently Tom has launched the blog African American Cyber Report. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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