An app to help you survive load shedding

Dylan Bettencourt

You’re in the middle of a job, a letter, an application – and suddenly the screen, and your room, go dark. Loadshedding has kicked in and you’re on a deadline.

Meet Remotable, a remote work App that indicates the closest cafes, restaurants and workspaces with electricity.

Creator of the App, Tristan Klement, said his own struggles to work and study during loadshedding pushed him to create the service, the Good Things Guy reported.

“My friend and I have sat down and developed a mobile application that shows you cafes and other places to work around you, with one of the filters being that you are able to search by generator capacity.

“Instead of spending energy finding new places to work, let Remotable do it for you.”

The App is designed to help those in need to make remote work a seamless, fluid and easy experience.

Currently the service has 60 different locations with several more sites to be added as time progresses.

Remotable even lets the user know what type of spot the area is, be it a cafe, a coworking space or even an outdoor area.

Users can read reviews of each space by other users with details such as wifi strength, noise levels and even the number of plug points.

Once users have chosen their city of choice, several options appear with pictures, a description, trading hours and map directions.

Options are separated in sections Near You, Best Wifi and Coworking Spaces.

The App is available on both the Apple and Google application stores.

With loadshedding set to persist for at least another week, as confirmed by Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter, the Remotable App may offer some element of comfort when the lights go out.

Image source: @WeWork


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