Truck-sharing app designed by K-State grads hauls new growth - KCTV5

Truck-sharing app designed by K-State grads hauls new growth

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A new app called Bungii, which allows users to order pickup trucks and drivers for moves, is now available for android. (Bungii/Facebook) A new app called Bungii, which allows users to order pickup trucks and drivers for moves, is now available for android. (Bungii/Facebook)
FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -

A new app which allows users to order pickup trucks and drivers for moves is now available for Android.

Bungii launched last fall on the iPhone.

Kansas State University marketing majors Ben Jackson and Harrison Profitt said the idea was sparked by annoyance.

“One day I had four…four people ask me if they could borrow myself and my truck to move some stuff across town,” Jackson said. “I remember laying in bed that night thinking there has to be a better way.”

Now, both iPhone and Android users can use the app – which is similar to Uber -  for large deliveries.

Simply download the app, enter your location, take a picture of your item and a driver will show up with a truck to transport it.

The creators said they’ve seen about a 25-percent growth each month since November.

Recently, that growth earned them the 2017 Silicon Prairie Start Up of the Year award.

They’ve since expanded to Lawrence and are now working to expand to other cities in the Midwest.

A private investor has also put about half a million dollars into the company.

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