It’s been an exciting few months for us at TaskRabbit. On July 28th, we launched our native iPhone and iPod touch app. Back in June, we were thrilled to launch TaskRabbit in Los Angeles and Orange County. We are now extremely excited to announce that TaskRabbit is adding a fifth city to its rapidly growing network. Get ready, New York City! TaskRabbit (and free time) is headed your way!
That’s right, today TaskRabbit launched its service in the Big Apple. TaskRabbit is the ideal solution for New York City. New York is a city full of talented, motivated, and ambitious folks who will bring a diverse range of skills and services to the TaskRabbit Runner community. It’s also a city that never sleeps and is continually on the move; time is a precious commodity everywhere, but especially in New York City. TaskRabbit offers a solution for residents looking to escape the craziness of NYC life. With New York’s notoriously fast paced and bustling lifestyle, it’s really a wonder they’ve survived without us this long!
The demand for TaskRabbit NYC has been overwhelming since we were founded in Boston back in 2009; in fact, it has been our most requested city on our city map. However, we have deliberately taken our time in expanding our service to NYC and other cities. As pioneers in service networking, we have spent the past 3 years building and honing our state-of-the-art infrastructure, including a proprietary payment platform, robust reputation engine, bidding and messaging system – which are just a few of the pieces required to deliver a seamless user experience.
Most importantly, my main priority over the past three years has been to build a safe and secure platform that connects neighbors to get things done. We’ve taken the time to learn how to create an amazing user experience across the community, and this has been the driving force behind how we designed TaskRabbit. All of our TaskRabbits go through a rigorous vetting process, including an application, video interview and a background check. We also continually monitor our site activity to ensure all Tasks posted are appropriate (as governed by our community). We have referenced the best practices established by other companies in the industry, such as care.com, and we actively consult with a security expert to ensure the highest standards and policies are in place. Ensuring an amazing user experience for TaskPosters and TaskRabbits is of the utmost importance, and now we are ready to roll this fantastic experience out to New York City.
We will bring the insights we’ve gleaned from establishing our service in Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Orange County to New York – and we think it’s going to be a perfect fit. So, if you are in New York and have too much to do (that’s probably everybody!), try posting a Task at www.taskrabbit.com. For those of you who would like to be TaskRabbits in New York City, you can get started by applying here.
You can learn more by reading our press release. Happy posting New York City!