Sooner or later, once you want somebody’s assist to get a activity finished, you would possibly end up launching the Uber app in your telephone. In keeping with Bloomberg, the corporate is exploring the potential for providing a brand new TaskRabbit-like service. Developer Steve Moser discovered code hidden inside Uber’s iPhone app for an providing that is reportedly codenamed “Chore.” Primarily based on its present iteration, Chore will allow you to rent “taskers” and can allow you to specify within the app what you need assistance with, how lengthy you suppose it could take and what time you need the tasker to reach.
In fact, you can enter the deal with of the place you need the individual to go earlier than you submit your request. Uber will then compute a fee that is commensurate with the time required to complete the duty, however you’ll have to pay for no less than one hour it doesn’t matter what it’s. Bloomberg says the code Moser unearthed did not have hints on what sorts of assist you possibly can ask from suppliers, however the potential service’s rival TaskRabbit has a variety of classes to select from. These embrace cleansing, furnishings meeting, electrical assist, plumbing, TV mounting, packing and shifting, snow removing, laptop help, pet sitting and even senior care.
Like every other unconfirmed function nonetheless in improvement, although, Chore might not even make it to public launch. If it does, it will be an enormous new endeavor for Uber, which is thought for its ride-hailing and restaurant supply providers. Over the previous months, Uber rolled out Carshare, which lets customers borrow automobiles from non-public proprietor, to extra areas as a part of its efforts to turn out to be a zero-emission platform by 2040. It additionally began testing a toll-free number — 1-833-USE-UBER (1-833-873-8237) — which you could name to schedule a right away or a future trip.