Uber is a ride-sharing app that connects passengers with drivers who use their own cars to transport people around town. Drivers set their rates based on demand, and passengers pay via the app. In addition to being cheaper than taxis, Uber’s app makes booking and tracking trips easier than ever.
Airbnb is a peer-to-peer accommodation platform where people list their homes or rooms for rent. Guests find accommodations at a variety of price points and standards.
TaskRabbit is a marketplace for small jobs. People post tasks they need help with (examples: pick up dry cleaning, move furniture, build shelves) and then they’re matched with qualified service providers.
Instacart is a grocery delivery service similar to AmazonFresh or Peapod. Shoppers place orders through Instacart’s website and customers receive deliveries from local grocery stores.
Handy is a mobile app that connects homeowners with house cleaners, handymen, and plumbers. When users sign up, they can add services to their schedules and filter results by distance and cost.
Postmates is a food-delivery service that lets consumers order meals from restaurants and have them delivered to their door.
Rover is a pet-sitting app that connects dog owners with sitters in real time. Sitter’s take care of dogs while owner’s go about their business.