TaskRabbit Gets Mobile with New App for iPhone and iPod Touch

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TaskRabbit App design gives busy people an optimized experience while on-the-go and helps them get any Task done quickly and easily

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With the TaskRabbit App, it was our goal to design an app that does not require the user to type a single word and we succeeded with capabilities such as voice recording and photo sharing.

TaskRabbit, http://www.Taskrabbit.com, the nation’s first service networking platform, today unveiled the new TaskRabbit App for iPhone and iPod touch, available now on the App Store. The TaskRabbit App provides a user experience specifically optimized for busy, on-the-go people and offers timely help for folks who face unexpected or last minute Tasks every day. With just a few clicks, the app enables any Task to be posted on the TaskRabbit service network in a matter of seconds.

“People who use TaskRabbit are frequently on-the-go and don’t have a lot of free time to spare. While they don’t always have access to their computers, their iPhone and/ or iPod touch is inevitably with them as they go about their daily lives,” said Leah Busque, founder and chief executive officer at TaskRabbit. “With the TaskRabbit App, it was our goal to design an app that does not require the user to type a single word and we succeeded with capabilities such as voice recording and photo sharing. This makes engaging with the TaskRabbit service network much more convenient when using an iPhone or iPod touch.”

Built on the notion of “neighbors helping neighbors,” TaskRabbit is a service network for people who don’t have the time, resources, or particular skills needed to get everyday and skilled Tasks done. TaskRabbit makes it easy to live smarter by providing skilled and trusted ‘TaskRabbits’ in local neighborhoods, who can help wrangle any Task on that nagging to-do list. A two-way marketplace, TaskRabbit connects ‘TaskPosters’, people who need extra help, with ‘TaskRabbits,’ a network of background-checked and pre-approved individuals who have the skills and time available to complete Tasks.

The TaskRabbit App brings a whole new level of convenience to iPhone and iPod touch users. Designed with new features and capabilities ideal for mobile Task posting, the app reduces typing requirements and provides an overall simple, seamless process for securing that extra help while away from your computer. With the app, users can provide more detailed Task descriptions by uploading voice recordings and photos; quickly access and select from a carousel list of the most common Tasks; identify geographic locations for pickup/delivery without keying in any information; view a pricing history of similarly posted Tasks to help determine a reasonable price quote for the Task at hand.

Key features include:

  •     Add photos and voice recordings to the Task description - provide detailed instructions and information needed to get the job well done…without typing a word.
  •     Easily identify geographic location for location-based Tasks, such as pickup/delivery and household/office jobs.
  •     Select Tasks from a carousel of the most common jobs that run through the network – users just spin the wheel and pick the Task they want to post.
  •     Access price history, through a histogram, that is based on the pricing of similar Tasks – pricing history is a great way to understand the market rates for a particular Task category
  •     Informative logged out experience - opportunity to learn about the TaskRabbit service before posting a Task. Check out Task activity in your area on Google Maps, learn how the service works, etc.

The TaskRabbit App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore/.

About TaskRabbit
TaskRabbit, the nation’s first service networking platform, is pioneering the way people get things done. TaskRabbit leverages the latest technology and the social networking movement to bring neighbors together to live smarter and more efficiently. A two-way marketplace, TaskRabbit connects ‘TaskPosters,’ people who need help, with ‘TaskRabbits,’ a network of pre-approved and background-checked individuals, who have the time and skills needed to complete the job. Based in San Francisco, Calif., TaskRabbit is backed by notable investors, including Baseline Ventures, First Round Capital, FLOODGATE Fund, Collaborative Fund, and Shasta Ventures. The company has been featured in the Wall Street Journal as well as on NBC’s The Today Show. For more information, visit http://www.Taskrabbit.com

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