Washlava, the mobile technology startup, has announced expansion of its technology onto Speed Queen Quantum laundry equipment. The company is creating a network of connected laundry equipment across the US that lets customers use the Washlava app to reserve and pay for laundry in laundromats, dorms, apartments and hotels.
“Speed Queen has a long history of being a leader in vended, multi-family laundry equipment,” says Todd Belveal, Washlava founder and CEO. “As Washlava expands its platform within campus and apartment laundry, we are integrating our technology on reliable brands that users want.”
Speed Queen is the second Alliance Laundry Systems brand that Washlava has engineered on. The company released its product for laundromats on Huebsch laundry equipment last summer when it opened the world’s first exclusively app-enabled laundromat in Tampa, Florida.
In addition to facilitating mobile payments, the technology allows customers to find Washlava-enabled locations, see machine availability, reserve machines and receive push notifications when their laundry is finished.
In coming months, Washlava-enabled locations are launching in New York, Atlanta, San Francisco and Miami. “One in five U.S. households do not have in-unit washers and dryers,” says Belveal. “It’s time to rethink user experiences in laundry.”