Clean your home with one touch: Helpling launches mobile app
Co-founder Benedikt Franke: “No matter whether a taxi ride or home cleaning, location-based services are the next big trend in mobile shopping”.
11 AUGUST 2014, BERLIN, GERMANY
Helpling, the leading online platform for professional cleaners in Europe, today announced the launch of its mobile app for iOS and Android. The app is available in Austria, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden and is the first app of its kind in each country.
Whenever and wherever, the Helpling app makes it easier and faster than ever before to book a professional cleaner - something that has previously often involved a lengthy journey, quests through circles of friends, browsing classifieds or contacting agencies. Users of the app simply type in their address, number of rooms and select a desired date. A specially-designed algorithm then recommends the perfect cleaner. Right after booking, clients can save the date directly to their smartphone calendar or forward the details to their flatmate or partner.
Benedikt Franke, co-founder Helpling: “Location-based services are the next big trend in mobile commerce. More and more people are booking nearby taxis or ordering home delivery pizza from local restaurants through their smartphones. With the Helpling app, you can now also book a local cleaner, building on the user-friendliness and mobility your smartphone allows for.”
Advantages and Functionalities
The Helpling app’s key functionalities make booking a cleaner easier with a smartphone. It connects with calendar apps, enables single and recurring bookings, shows when a favorited cleaner is available and allows for payment via credit card, PayPal or direct debit. The advantages of using the Helpling app include:
- Forward booking details directly via email or SMS to notify a partner or flatmate that they can look forward to a clean home.
- Store booked cleanings directly to the phone calendar and set alerts when a cleaner will need access to the flat.
- The app makes repeating a booking even more simple - after launching the app, customers can use their last cleaning job as a blueprint to re-book the same service with one touch.
- Completely free to download
Helpling is a fast-growing company based in the heart of Berlin. Our mission is to provide our customers with household services in the most transparent and convenient way at very competitive rates. For that purpose we have created Helpling, an online platform where one can book a cleaner within just a few minutes. Our service is available in Germany, Austria, France, Sweden and the Netherlands. Helpling is supported by Rocket Internet, the world’s largest internet incubator. https://www.helpling.de/
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Helpling is the leading online marketplace for home services outside the US. On the website or via the app, customers can book a vetted and insured service provider and gain back free time within a couple of clicks. For service providers, the innovative online service makes it easier than ever to find new clients and to manage when and where they want to work.
Helpling was founded in early 2014 by Benedikt Franke and Philip Huffmann. Among its investors are Rocket Internet, Mangrove Capital, Lakestar, APACIG and Accel. Helpling currently offers its services in 9 countries: Australia, Germany, Italy, France, Ireland (hassle.com/ie), UK (hassle.com), UAE, the Netherlands and Singapore.