By UrbanSitter, Inc.
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Find and book experienced babysitters near you with the UrbanSitter App!
UrbanSitter is the essential app for parents with last minute, occasional, or long term childcare needs. View detailed babysitter profiles with videos, book jobs instantly, and even call babysitters at the click of a button.
By identifying your child's school and other local organizations like your moms group, you'll see babysitters and nannies recommended by parents you know and trust.
Features & Capabilities:
• Find and book babysitters - even for tonight!
• Get notified instantly when babysitters reply to your requests
• Message or call babysitters directly from your phone
• Pay babysitters using any major credit card
• Post a job for a nanny or part-time help
Babysitters: Never miss another job request with the app! Get instant notifications, message or call parents with ease, and access the Job Board.
Download the UrbanSitter App and discover this quick, easy, and efficient way to find a trusted babysitter.
Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/urbansitter
What's New in Version 1.3.5
- Add or delete availability from your calendar
- Show interest in jobs and add matching availability to your calendar
- Add jobs that end after midnight
- Confirming hours - bug fixed
- Booking request availability message - bug fixed
Buggy registration process, but piques my curiosity.
I'm giving this app high hopes because it sounds awesome and looks pretty cool. Easy to use. Problem is that there are bugs during the sign up process like selecting the wrong school for your children after typing the correct one. The app doesn't let you edit your profile settings either, not that I can tell. You have to go to the website for that which is not very mobile friendly and has a few other usability bugs as well. I hope they work these things usability things out like having to flip between the app and the website depending on job at hand because the service looks like it has much promise after you make it through registration (which, working around their bugs, took me about 35 minutes and probably should have taken less than five).
Completely unrelated, I figured I'd comment on this service's strength, which may also be it's Achilles' heel. It principally works by showing you referrals from your Facebook connections, which is how you can trust you're not hiring a serial killer. If no one in any of your social networks has used this app, they will still show you trusted sitters but from outside your network, whom you really know nothing about. Their concept in the case you have a weak sitter referral network is for you to start referring your own babysitters to this app and thus create a network of trust with other parents (in your FB network) who will use your recommendations and likely make more of their own.
That works great in concept, but anyone who knows the phone number of a good babysitter also knows a last thing you want is to give their number out! Therefore, if your network shows no directly referred results thus preventing you from being able to leech off of others, you're stuck in a quagmire. Do you really want to be the only one in your network to give up the goods? Hmmm.
Nevertheless, very cool concept. Wish I'd thought of it.
As a sitter who's been on UrbanSitter for over a year, I love the improvements they keep making to the app. You can add/delete availabilities, the company has great support.. Overall I'm very satisfied. Don't bother with SitterCity or Care.com, those don't even compare or have a working app. Keep up the great work UrbanSitter, finally a trustworthy company that looks after their sitters and users unlike the other 2 sites (which are scams).
You want me to trust your babysitting app but you force me to signup with Facebook?
Yea you have no idea how to run a business.
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Feb 24, 2014
- Version: 1.3.5
- Size: 15.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: UrbanSitter, LLC
- © 2012 UrbanSitter, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.