Thursday, June 23, 2011

Roamler - mobile help for small tasks

Roamler is a mobile app (currently in beta) that allows people to sign up to perform small tasks based on their location.  It's kind of a cross between Zaarly, a mobile marketplace for services, and Fiverr, where people perform small tasks for $5.

It's also very reminiscent of the Japanese service Otetsudai Networks, which mapped people with free time to people who needed casual staff, based on their location.  (I remember that one became a real presentation cliche for a while, not least in my own presentations).

Roamler is currently only available in the Netherlands, but the potential is enormous.

Here's one possible use of Roamler, once it gets to a decent number of users.  Someone who runs a website might want a picture of a local bar that they can use without any legal issues.  They put the call out for someone locally to take a picture of it, and send them the picture. Once they get the picture, and they approve it, they make the payment.  Another use might be to make sure a store in another city has one of your products in stock, and prominently displayed.

I love all this stuff.  Once lots & lots of people have location enabled phones, we're going to see some fantastic ways of working.

Hat tip - Springwise

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails