Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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.