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Outsource your errands with TaskRabbit on iOS and Android

Katharine Byrne
15 Apr 2014
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New app launches on mobile devices to let you multi-task on the go

TaskRabbit, an online marketplace where you can outsource daily chores and errands such as shopping and DIY requests, has released two new apps to let UK customers post their tasks on the move.

Available on both iOS and Android, the TaskRabbit app lets you hire vetted and approved "taskers" directly from your mobile device to help you get your jobs done quickly.

"Our aim is to provide a mobile experience that delivers the same quality as TaskRabbit.co.uk, coupled with the simplicity and flexibility that an app offers," said Leah Busque, Founder and CEO of TaskRabbit.

"It’s perfect for busy parents and professionals who need valuable minutes back in their day. Wherever you are, a task can be set up within moments, meaning one less chore on your to-do list."

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Tasks are organised into categories, including cleaning, DIY, event help, gardening and assistance. There's also a "trending" option to let users see the most popular outsourcing options in their local area. Once you've selected your task, you're then presented with a list of taskers who are nearby and available to help you out.

If you're worried about the security implications of letting strangers complete tasks on your behalf, all taskers are required to undertake a face-to-face interview at TaskRabbit and are ID-verified by the company. TaskRabbit also insures every task up to $1 million.

To help keep you up to date with the progress of your task, you can communicate with your chosen tasker via live chat, or they can send push notifications to your phone to let you know how the task is going.

TaskRabbit launched in the UK last November and has taskers covering the breadth of London. From assembling flat-pack furniture to getting a last-minute, deep clean of the house, TaskRabbit connects people with little time with those who have the skills and expertise to complete the task at hand.

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