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June 16, 2016 07:00 ET

Zum™ App Provides Only Service Combining Childcare and Rideshare to Help Parents Manage Kids' Logistics All Summer

New Features of Zum On-Demand Babysitting and Ride Service App Make It Quick and Easy for Busy Families to Arrange for Kids to Get to Camps, Sports and Play Dates All Summer

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 16, 2016) - School is out, but the days are anything but lazy for busy families. Summertime means coordinating more care and transportation for children who are taking a break from their studies to enjoy camps, sports, swim practice and play time with friends. Now, in just minutes and with a few swipes and taps on the phone, busy parents can use the new features available in the Zum app and arrange all the logistics for their kids' transport and childcare all summer long, ensuring that the kids get where they need to be safely and reliably.

Zum, the leading service that provides safe, reliable childcare and transportation, offers the only app that can provide all the rides and care kids need and makes it easy for parents to arrange and manage kids' schedules all summer. For example, Zumers can transport children to and from practices and stay with the child until a parent returns home from work, running the kids to the orthodontist or tutoring and even bringing them to the local ice cream store for a treat (with permission).

Zum is rolling out new in-app features for iOS and Android to make the service even more convenient --for summer and all year long:

  • Childcare scheduling -- quickly arrange for childcare around rides so parents don't have to stress about who can watch the kids when one activity ends and before the next one starts
  • Carpools -- extremely easy set up with a couple of swipes on the app, automatically organizing and arranging payment splits between families
  • Multi-step rides -- kids can begin or end rides at separate locations, with no need to set up or pay for individual rides for siblings or friends

The Zum app is the central point of interaction where parents track a child's rides in real time so they know when pick ups and "safe hand-offs" occur as well as include detailed child care instructions. Plus, parents can connect via text or phone to the 'family assistant,' who is like a personal concierge, always available to assist with logistics or issues as needed.

"Our family had the opportunity to try Zum last summer and it was a life saver for us," said Lesley M., a Saratoga, CA mom with three kids. "My husband and I both have demanding careers. We used Zum to get the kids to day camp and back, then to sports practice and whatever else they had to do. Summer can be even more complicated and difficult for families than the school year, and Zum really gave us the service we needed so each child could get where they needed and we were able to do a full day's work without worry."

"Families are busy year round, but in the summer it can be even more hectic when kids aren't in school and involved in a lot of activities," said Ritu Narayan, CEO, Zum. "Summer shouldn't add more stress to our plates. That's where Zum comes in. Our goal is to simplify scheduling, give parents peace of mind and allow kids to play and have fun."

To sign up for Zum or for more information: https://ridezum.com
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About Zum
Zum is the leading provider of safe, reliable transportation and care for kids. The company is designed to meet the needs of busy families with flexible ride options and care services. The Zum mobile app makes it simple to schedule rides, carpools and care for kids as well as track rides in process. Families work with only a limited pool of drivers and are supported by a Dedicated Family Assistant for optimal care and convenience. For more information, parents can download the Zum app for iOS, Android or visit our website. Qualified drivers can apply to drive for Zum by submitting their application here.

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