FixUp Launches To Help Users Consult Experts Via iPhone

How do you get help with that plumbing project you're working, or some minor assistance with that auto repair? A new, iPhone app--FixUp--debuted today to try to help users with those kinds of questions, saying it will connect users to a network of skilled, service professionals via iPhone video. The app--the brainchild of Los Angeles-based StartupMinds--lets users connect with local professionals, such as plumbers, electricians, and others--to get expert answers to simple issues for a negotiated per-minute rate. FixUp said that if users aren't able to solve their problems, users can then schedule an in-person visit from those experts. StartupMinds said it has previously helped accelerate such firms as Telesign and Ringadoc.