GoDeliver helps people in need

Logistic web platform GoDeliver delivers food, medicines and face masks to people who are ordered to quarantine. The deliveries are made by couriers-volunteers from among the general public who bring provisions to those who need them. The platform, which was originally created to help companies deliver parcels, was developed by students of the Faculty of Information Technology and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, CTU in Prague.

Bc. Adam Zvada and Bc. David Mokoš are two students who decided to use their project, GoDeliver, to help people who are in a difficult position because of the epidemiological situation. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, they created a logistics platform that was intended to make it easier for companies to deliver parcels in Prague. Today, the service is much appreciated but people who have to rely on others for help.

Food, medicines, face masks. Volunteer couriers bring them to people who cannot acquire them on their own. The idea to use a professional delivery service to help people in need comes from two students at CTU.

“We didn’t want to expose elderly people to the risk of infection. Home deliveries of food, meals, medicines and face masks are a great help to people who would otherwise find it difficult or even impossible to get them on their own,” says Adam Zvada, one of the project’s co-founders.

The current aim of the project is to provide the app also to other companies and organizations for more efficient coordination of volunteers and delivery in the city. Dozens of volunteers are currently involved in the project. Some of them can use electric cars from GreenGo or bikes from NextBike.

“Being a courier and helping others. A simple idea that helps people who rely on the help of others. Every day we deliver dozens of lunches,” David Mokoš, one of GoDeliver’s co-founders, explains.

During their studies, Adam Zvada and David Mokoš worked for Avast, where they focused on data analysis and application of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms for identification of computer viruses. At the start of the year, they decided to leave Avast to have more time for their own projects. They started to work on the GoDeliver project at the beginning of this year.

“We were aware of a huge problem the city logistics was facing, and we decided to do something about it. Our first idea was a delivery robot and only later we came up with the idea for GoDeliver,” explains David Mokoš. “Thanks to the use of data and artificial intelligence, we are able to efficiently plan and aggregate routes. In this way, we can deliver more quickly and reduce costs,” concludes Adam Zvara. They both believe that they will soon be able to revolutionize commercial delivery services.