A made-in Vancouver social media tool that helps users knock off things on their to-do list is reaching out to the rest of the country.
Ayoudo, a free location-based app people can use to hire someone with a chore or task that never seems to get done, will be rolling out to 50 cities and neighbourhoods across Canada this week.
“(There’s a) disconnect between people who have the time and expertise and need to make a living, and … people who are completely overwhelmed and have to-do lists they’ll never get to do,” Ayoudo CEO Michael Tippett said Sunday.
If you want help to mow the lawn, plan a party or even assemble your IKEA furniture, users can offer a fee. And if you’re looking to do work, you can name your price for your services.
“(Ayoudo) gives people work and free people up from their oppressive to-do lists so they can enjoy their lives,” Tippett said.
He said since people sign in using Facebook, it’s more secure and reliable than on sites like Craigslist. People can also rate their experiences with other users once the task is completed.
There are 100 jobs a day posted on the site, which amounts to $20,000 worth of work, he added.
Tippett said he was optimistic that Ayoudo would generate a lot of online buzz, but was worried how people would react to it.
“We’ve been pretty overwhelmed and amazed at how much attention people are paying to it and how useful they’re finding it,” he added.