Apps

Business analysts have in the recent past compared Handy Services’ to Uber’s. The comparison has been a catalyst in newsroom-reports with claims of the comparison being rubbished. However, many people are talking about Handy without an insight of how they operate and make their gains. Uber is a transport business that operates online. Customers inquire, and they are given the closest means of transportation within their geographical area. It is a brilliant idea that has sold in billions.

According to Handy, they are bridging the gap that existed between professional home cleaners and the job owners. Many people had jobs for cleaning that were frequent, but could not identify the best individuals to undertake the activity. On the same note, people that had these jobs were not able to find trustworthy individuals. However, with Handy services, people are being vetted, and the clients have a lot of confidence in their process. The professionals sign up with home cleaning; they undergo various levels of screening, for the benefit of the customers. It is helpful because such a business is run by the trust. Therefore, losing a single client due to professional negligence can be detrimental to the enterprise reputation. The customer is also at liberty to choose another service provider within Handy, in case of a disappointment. Handy tries as much as possible to stay away from the direct interaction with clients and lets them pick the professional, pay and engage with him or her.

Many people in the United States have gained confidence in the process. The application was launched online two years ago, but the results are mind-boggling. It is convenient to use, even with the mobile phone, and people find it easy and reliable. Individuals and the professional can fix a convenient time for the task to be done. The other reason many people are gaining confidence is that the rate of disappointment while using Handy services is close to zero.

The Professionals and Handy have benefited equally. To date according to welldressedgeek research, the company has vetted, and the professionals ready to work are about 5,000 in number. However, it is surprising at least every professional get a job per month. The numbers of online bookings have skyrocketed, and the fact has increased speculation about the success of Handy Cleaning Services.

Handybook entrepreneurs, Hanrahan and Dua, met at Harvard University. Dua is from India where he tried several startups that helped high schools students get college admission without much hassle. After graduating from Amherst College, he joined McKinsey and Company as a consultant. He acquired much experience while there. On the other hand, Hanrahan has always been a serial entrepreneur whose role to better life in society is significant. The Trinity University Graduate moved to Budapest in the year 2006, so as to cash in on the European Housing boom. At the time, houses had lost value and it was extremely cheap to acquire one or several. With the skill and motivation, he converted many old houses into penthouse spaces. Thereafter, Hanrahan developed software that could help him find similar houses. To learn more, visit http://sohostrut.com/soho-apartment-budget/ and nyctechmommy.com.

 

Apps

In 2015 SKOUT teamed up with the SF-Marin Food Bank to feed 10,000 individuals who were facing hunger. Now, in 2016, they have decided to once again team up with the SF-Marin Food Bank to feed those in need. This time however they are upping the ante. Instead of feeding 10,000 individuals, their goal this time around is to feed 20,000.

If you have never heard of SKOUT, it is one of the most popular apps being used by millions of people to make new connections all over the world. To help celebrate National Potato Chip Day, which took place on March 14, 2016, SKOUT asked all of its users to give back through a virtual gifting campaign.

This special one day event encouraged users to send virtual gift bags to all of their friends via the SKOUT app. The bags would be filled with virtual snacks such as chips.

For every bag of virtual snacks that was sent to a friend, SKOUT would turn them into real cash donations that go straight to the food bank. This went on for the entire day until the goal of feeding 20,000 people was reached.

Virtual gifting is actually a very popular feature within the SKOUT app. This according to Christian Wiklund, co-founder and current CEO of SKOUT. The SKOUT team has used this feature on many different occasions to make a difference in local communities all over the world.

This time SKOUT wanted to keep things close to home and help the community in which they live and work.

Paul Ash, the Executive Director at SF-Marin Food Bank was quoted as saying, “People are facing a rapidly shrinking margin between their income and expenses.” This is a huge contributing factor to the rising number of people dealing with hunger.

That’s why the SF-Marin Food Bank was very excited to team up with SKOUT and use technology and creativity to stomp out hunger.

About SKOUT

SKOUT is an app that makes meeting new people a little easier. All you need is your mobile device and you will be able to discover new friends in every corner of the world. The SKOUT community consists of millions of users from over 100 different countries.

The thing that makes the SKOUT community so amazing is their zero tolerance for bad behavior. If you act up, you will be banned from using the app. They also take safety very seriously by offering two separate communities for teens and adults.

To learn more about this amazing app visit www.skout.com.

Apps, Inmate Phone Calls

When we think of prison inmates we think of hardcore criminals who have committed serious crimes involving murder, rape, drugs and kidnapping. In reality over 86% of inmates are charged with a victimless crime and will be released from prison sometime in their life. Prison used to only be about punishment but as the world is changing so is prison life. Most inmates who are released get sent back to prison within a year or two. Securus Technologies wants to help reduce recidivism. How you ask?

Securus Technology has invested over $600 million in different products and services. So far they have deployed 84,000 intelligent communication devices and plan on exceeding 150,000 devices by the end of 2016. These devices include tablets, video visitation kiosks, and s-phones, all which have the highest level of security. What these devices will do is provide education for the inmates, access to law libraries, better communication with their loved ones, as well has help them find a job when they are released. Preparing inmates for life without bars will better their chances of not becoming an inmate again. The technology that Securus is providing for the jail will not only make the inmates and officers safer but the outside world as well. This software is going to change the face of inmate phone calls. To implement it, simply download the app from either Google play or the App Store, register for the technology and connect the two.

Securus Technology is headquartered in Dallas, Tx and serves over 3,400 correctional facilities. They not only provide these facilities with leading edge technology but they also offer services online for friends and family of the incarcerated. If you are unable to visit your loved one that is behind bars you can do so through their website and video chat. This will save you time, gas, and money. Securus also provides emergency response, incident management, as well as providing you with public information solutions. Their leading technology for the incarcerated is helping make the world a safer place. 
Inmates that sit in a cell all day every day with one hour of “recess” will become antisocial and disturbed. Their chances of committing a more serious crime once released become greater. Providing them with these technologies will help prepare them for the outside world, better their education and reduce the risk of a more serious crime being committed.