According to a recent Bloomberg report, Uber is considering the idea of launching a service similar to TaskRabbit, where people can call someone to perform everyday tasks that they don’t want to do themselves.
Details of the potential service, which may be called “Core”, were discovered in code in Uber’s iPhone app by developer Steve Moser.
This revealed that a user would be able to hire a “tasker” for at least an hour after specifying a task that needs to be done and when the hired person should arrive to begin it. .
Bloomberg said in its report, “Similar to hailing a ride or food delivery within Uber’s application, the code indicates that the user is asked to specify the address of the request, review their submission, and then press a button to make the request.” Will go.” The Corps will then calculate the fee based on the time required to complete the work.
Uber started as a ridesharing service and the on-demand taxi service still generates most of its revenue. But it later moved into food delivery as part of efforts to broaden its revenue stream. Launching a service like TaskRabbit would mark another effort to improve its bottom line, although it must be said that Uber has not said anything officially about launching such a service at the present time. If it moves forward, it’s likely that Chore will initially serve as a test service in select locations before deciding to make it a permanent part of its platform. As it has been seen in recent code, such testing may be coming soon.
TaskRabbit was launched in 2008 to provide an easy way to hire people to perform a variety of tasks like home repair, cleaning, gardening, electrical help, plumbing, and furniture assembly – just maybe. Not surprising since it was acquired by Ikea in 2017.