It’s like the Uber of…
The technology platform model known as Uber has changed the way we do business forever and has had substantial success and controversy because of their innovative and sometimes industry disruptive methods. However, love them or hate them, Uber has transformed from a small Silicon Valley startup to a revolutionary multi-billion dollar company.
Many businesses have adapted the “Uber of X” model and have achieved their own success as well. From changing the way we find movers, walk are dogs, rent out our homes to even the way we order pizza! Here are a few resourceful companies that have used the “Uber of X” equation to achieve vertical traction in their market, as well as beat their old brick and mortar adversaries by eliminating the costly operational costs that are required in a non-tech traditional business.
Uber of dogs
Wag is great if your busy life preventing you from walking your most loved companion. Utilize the skills of other accomplished dog walkers in your area who will be happy to trot your furry feline around the hottest dog parks in your city. Wag is now servicing NY, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle. WOOF!
Uber of food
Postmates is a rising national food logistics technology platform service that enables any food that your heart desires to come to your door piping hot in an hour or less. It’s perfect for when you are binge watching Netflix and just can’t step outside to satisfy your basic survival needs. The Austin-based Favor wins our personal pick for favorite food delivery service. Technology is wonderful, isn’t it?
Uber of moving
Lugg saves the hassle of moving your items for experts who are more than happy to earn some needed cash and help you transport your flat screen and sectional to your new overpriced flat on Mission Street. Lugg is great for short distances and with one click of a button you can move your new Craigslist purchase across town, or get your things home from IKEA, Costco, local furniture stores, and more. Lug is only available in the SF Bay area.
Uber of haircuts
Shortcut dispatches a highly trained expert hair stylist to your office or home. With just one click you can get those bangs clipped. Or if your eyebrows aren’t on fleek, get them waxed and tweezed with the greatest of ease. Shortcut is available now for the iPhone. Get your hair did and put that hot sauce in your bag… swag.
Uber of auto mechanics
Use Openbay and never get screwed by a mechanic again. Openbay makes finding the right auto mechanic a whole lot easier and gives you the confidence you need when making an important financial decision like repairing your vehicle. You just enter into the app what issues your car is having and Openbay will find a trusted mechanic near you and give you multiple quotes. Openbay puts purchasing power in your hands and let’s you sleep more comfortably at night because you know you saved money on that new transmission.
Uber of massages
Zeel is the answer if the stressors of life have left you tense or so sore that you are unable to go to your favorite masseuse. Zeel will solve that problem for you by allowing you to bring a massage session to your home. You can choose between a single massage or couple’s massage and schedule them back to back in the privacy of your own home or office.
Your genius Uber of X idea
Maybe you have your own idea that doesn’t seem to be on anyone else’s radar. ZenDeliver is an app that will help you build and manage your Uber of X app and company. You have the idea, they handle the delivery. Done.
So there you have it, a list of other Uber of X models that you might have not known about, or even thought that your iPhone or android could summon so much power in the palm of your hand.