An app from Next Minute Inc. caters to those who want service immediately, including connecting users to a range of service providers, such as dog walkers and pet sitters. Nextminuteapp, available for free from iTunes and the Google Play store, connects service providers with customers in real time inside the same local area for immediate service calls.
When a service provider is available, they turn on the “available” sign in the app, and when a regular user opens the app and selects a service category, they see who is available on the map of the local area. Users can then click on a service provider to see a full profile, including ratings and reviews from other users.
When a user clicks on a provider, they can call, text or request with one click.
“We live in a society where many, if not most, desire immediate gratification and do not want to wait hours, days or weeks to get something done,” said Rolv Heggenhougen, CEO of Next Minute App Inc., which has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., San Francisco and Oslo, Norway. “We want it now as ‘now’ is convenient to us, the customer. Furthermore, there are professionals that have time between appointments and would like to make extra money; the unemployed that want to find work; and there are students/youth that want to find work when they have spare time.”