Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Airbnb Launches Room Cleaning Service For Hosts In Los Angeles
Apparently, Los Angeles has become the center of the world for smartphone-driven house cleaning services, as Airbnb told hosts in the city Wednesday that it has tied up with smartphone-driven cleaning services Homejoy and Handybook to clean rooms between rentals via Airbnb. Airbnb now says on the service that hosts can sign up to have their homes cleaned--thanks to either Homejoy or Handybook--as a part of services that the company offers to its hosts. Handybook just opened a local office for its home-cleaning-by-smartphone service last week in Los Angeles, and HomeJoy has been offering up it own, smartphone-driven home cleaning service in Los Angeles since last year. LA residents can now order a car (Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, Flywheel), get their laundry picked up (Wash.io, Naki Laundry); rent a car from the airport (Silvercar, Hubber); rent an airplane (OpenAirplane); and get a dog sitter (DogVacay); all using their smartphone and an app.