New, disruptive services are continuing to draw attention as they march towards upending existing industries, with some creating new ones of their own. Innovative services such as Uber and Airbnb are already changing our lives for the better, streamlining processes that were once took effort. Here are five more apps that are looking to shake things up this year.
With interest on the rise, and a host of new offerings entering the market, many are already predicting 2016 to be ‘The Year of the Service Sector’. With this in mind, we've complied a list of five useful services that are set to take off this year.
Deliveroo allows you to order your favourite dish, delivered direct to you from the best restaurants in town who otherwise may not offer delivery. The best part? The food will be with you in an average of just 32 minutes. Enjoy gourmet food on-demand from the convenience of your home and work, without even lifting a finger. Well, maybe just a few taps. (Read our review of the service here.)
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Cleaning is one of those grudge chores we wish we could live without. So why not outsource it? UrbanOutsource allows you to instantly book a trusted, quality cleaner, for whatever time suits you. It's time to free up your weekends and spend them by the beach, and leave the cleaning to the experts.
Slack is the modern messaging service for work that actually works. Acting as a communication hub between colleagues, it allows you to easily share notes, links and files. Continue chats easily on your phone, and never loose communication again. If your company isn't on Slack yet, it should be.
Parking is another of those grudge purchases, so why not make it as painless and easy as possible. The CellOPark app allows you to easily start and stop parking sessions through your phone, removing any need to run back to your car before the meter ends. Say goodbye to overfeeding the meter this year and save those coins for your next cappuccino!
Genius is like the IMDb for music. If you've ever forgotten the lyrics to your favourite tune, or have been interested in the story behind the song, then you're going to love Genius. Search by artist or song title, and discover everything there is to know, including personal thoughts and opinions from the artists themselves.
Disclaimer: Michael Doherty is general manager of CellOPark Australia.