“What made you start Ordrix?” would easily top ” How are you?” as the question that was put to me the most over the last 2 weeks since I officially launched Ordrix. We all know that every Founder of a Startup is driven by an idea. And that idea is what sets him off on a journey to turning it into a reality. Mine was no different.
This goes two years back, when I was with my wife traveling from Jaipur to New Delhi in India. We landed in New Delhi at around 9:30 PM and like any other app crazy millennial, I immediately ordered an Uber instead of a local cab to take me to a suburb called Gurugram which is about 30-40 mins drive from the Airport. My Uber was on its way to pick us up and we walked out of the airport to get my Uber. By the way did I mention it was 32F/0C outside? There I am standing on the pavement with my wife in 32F/0C temperature waiting for my Uber, only for the Uber driver, who, after making us wait for 15 mins in the freezing cold declines the ride once he finds out the destination and tells me to get another ride. On another day or night, I would have, but on this freezing night, that was the only Uber available. Me and my wife were left stranded in the freezing cold. We then decided to take a local cab to our destination and ended up paying 10 times more compared to what we would have with an Uber. We later found out that we should have ordered an Ola Cab (An Indian Uber pretty much). Like we know what rides and services are available locally wherever we go. Right? Not to mention, download another app and register only to delete it in a day or two.
That helpless feeling and frustration though, from the night, lived with me for a long time. I so wished for a platform or an app that gives me options of services offered by various apps based on my location and not make me dependent on one app for the most part. Once I was back to US, I spent lot of time searching for such apps. There had to be something like that out there, Right? Well, fortunately for me, there wasn’t. That right there was the “AHA” moment.
Before today, I never put my thoughts into words in the form of a blog but damn right it felt great to revisit the night that led me to build out an amazing product beneficial to all the app crazy people out there.
Before I conclude, I just want to let you know that I will be writing my next blog in few days on my Journey (From Concept to Reality)
In the meantime, please feel free to like and share my blog and most importantly download Ordrix. And obviously, spread the word 🙂
Note: Ordrix is currently available on Google Playstore and is coming soon on iOS
Ordrix Webpage: http://www.ordrix.com
Download Ordrix: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mage.beng
Neil Tadkodkar, Founder/CEO, Ordrix