Bubble – the new baby sitting app in town
NEW ON-DEMAND BABYSITTING APP LAUNCHED
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TWO LONDON DADS are behind a new app aimed at helping hard-working parents reclaim their social lives. I met and interviewed one of the dads, Ari, last month. He is clearly driven and enthusiastic about the service that Bubble is set up to offer and is constantly looking at how they can make the experience that much better for parents. One of the best things about the app, is that the babysitters are recommended by local parents and parents looking to hire can read or message other parents who have used a sitter.
“Bubble” has been created to make hiring a baby sitter as easy as the touch of a button. Leaving the traditional agency model behind, bubble is an on-demand service that uses social and community data (e.g. Facebook, schools & nurseries) to connect parents with babysitters that already exist within their wider personal networks – the sitters already used by friends and people they trust the most. The business was founded on the principle that when it comes to finding a babysitter, nothing is as powerful as a personal connection.
The app also highlights the degree of connection between the parent hiring and each sitter. A number 1 indicates that the sitter is personally known by the friends/acquaintances of the parent, a number 2 indicates that the sitter is recommended by mutual friends and so on. This level of recommendation is designed to put parents at ease when they hire a sitter through Bubble and hopes to make their decision easier.
The Founders, Adrian Murdock and Ari Last, met at global online betting exchange Betfair, before working at other successful tech startups; online retailer notonthehighstreet.com and Fintech firm MarketInvoice.
Adrian Murdock, Co Founder, says: “As parents, we know that when it comes to finding a babysitter, nothing is more powerful than a personal connection. With our app, users can quickly tap into their wider network of trusted sitters. We’re out to solve a major problem experienced by hard-working parents who’d love some more time for themselves.”
Ari Last, Co Founder, says: “For parents it’s quite simple, we want to give them an app that means they never struggle to find a babysitter ever again. bubble is about giving parents more freedom, more spontaneity and more trust. We want to make finding a trusted babysitter easier than ordering in a takeaway.”
The App is completely free for babysitters who set their own hourly rates and keep 100% of what they earn. For parents, bubble charges a £3.50 booking fee at the end of each sit they do through the app. There are no sign-up or subscription costs for either user.
Bubble also works on the basis of ratings for both parents and babysitters and provides a natural safeguard in that if a parent or sitter acts in a manner that is not acceptable, an unsatisfactory rating would naturally whittle them further and further down the list whereas a positive recommendation will ensure that a sitter/parent remains at the top of the list.
Other features of the bubble app include:
· One-tap payment – no more late night dash to the cash machine
· A two-way ratings & reviews system between parents and sitters
· Uber-style refer and earn for users to easily invite friends and earn credit
· No subscription or upfront fees to use the app
For more information please see the website: www.joinbubble.com
Download on iOS here.
Download on Android here.
The founders can be contacted via telephone and email. Please see details below.
Ari – 07841818563, firstname.lastname@example.org
Adrian – 07714105088, Adrian@joinbubble.com
Twitter – www.joinbubble.com/babble_babysit
Facebook – www.joinbubble.com/bubble.babysitting
Instagram – www.instagram.com/bubblebabysittingapp
The app was launched in July 2016 and is available on both iOS and Android.