Milemeter got my vote in AWS Challenge

Today I voted for Amazon Web Services StartUp challenge. I voted for MileMeter – an auto insurance company that offers insurance by the mile. It seems they have sixty ‘patent pendings’ on the concept and processes.
AWS Challenge
They are going to use Amazon Flexible Payment System to do the payment processing. It is a best fit for the biz model of MileMeter and AWS offered.

MileMeter has the right ingredients to succeed, first the concept, then the green aspect that will give them the viral publicity, and choosing the IT infrastructure that fits their biz model.

If only Chris Gay and his team opensource some of the AWS building block code, it will further increase their operating efficiency and earn them lot more good will.
MileMeter - auto insurance by the mile

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7 Responses to Milemeter got my vote in AWS Challenge

  1. Chris Gay says:

    Balaji,

    Thank you for your encouragement and support of MileMeter. We need all the help we can get! We wrote all of the core insurance applications in Ruby, and have plans to open-source the accounting package. If you interested in helping with the latter, please send me a note.

    So far in our AWS setup of EC2 and FPS we haven’t created anything useful to the open-source community, but if we ever do we’ll consider open-sourcing the appropriate code.

    Again, thanks!
    -Chris Gay, MileMeter

  2. labsji says:

    Yay! Chris,
    Opensourcing the accounting package is the way to go! It will stimulate further disruption and innovations.

    As indicated in the cartoon above, making the biz more open and mashable will stimulate innovation in the market that translate as growth to the biz.

    Wish you success and smooth and timely execution!

  3. Just found your post, I also posted about MileMeter today here http://oneeyedview.com/pay-by-the-mile-car-insurance

    A great idea and I’m excited to learn more!

  4. labsji says:

    Welcome One Eyed View,
    Thanks for the link and the additional info you gathered. Your site design rocks by the way!

  5. Andy says:

    Hi Balaji,

    It’s been a long time since we met. I will try to make it to AWS. Thanks for the invite.

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