'Heetch' is a ride sharing app that's designed to be an accessible, affordable and fun way to get home after a late night out. The French app is designed for partying Parisians who are out between the hours of nine at night and six in the morning, providing an alternative to taxis, personal vehicles and public transit.
The name of the app, Heetch, comes from the English word "hitch" or "hitch hiking," which is essentially what the app lets Parisians do in a safe way. The service is about 30% cheaper than the average cab ride, which should be an extremely effective way to encourage people to get home safely and discourage drunk driving. On a Heetch ride, passengers are connected with others in the Heetch community, who were also out late for a good time. To keep the good times rolling, the app also puts out weekly party recommendations.