Ridejoy Launches Ride Sharing iPhone App in Canada in Advance of US

San Francisco based Ridejoy kicked off the North American launch of its iPhone app with an initial release in Canada yesterday.

Ridejoy is a social ridesharing community that gives drivers and passengers an easy, affordable and eco-friendly way to safety share extra seats on long-distance roadtrips.

According to their press release, Ridejoy has helped thousands of people share rides all along the West Coast, ranging from Vancouver, BC to San Diego. There are currently 3,000 active rides available on the site at any time.

Canadians have been huge supporters of Ridejoy since the site launched in October 2011 with 8% of Ridejoy users are hailing from north of the border.

While Ridejoy claims they're proud to launch their iPhone app in such an "eco-friendly, tech-savvy and innovative country first", Canadian iOS developers know better.

Randy Pang, Jason Shen and Kalvin Wang founded Ridejoy in 2011 as a way to make sharing rides better. Their first project, BurningManRides.com connected over 1,600 drivers and passengers headed to the Burning Man festival in Nevada.

In February 2012 the Y Combinator backed startup raised $1.3 million from Silicon Valley investors.

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