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Booking a Babysitter Goes Mobile with UrbanSitter App

UrbanSitter Enables On-the-Go Sitter Booking Just in Time for the Holidays

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UrbanSitter, an online service for parents and sitters to connect through people they know, now gives its tens of thousands of members the ability to schedule and book babysitting jobs from anywhere with a mobile app for Apple iOS devices. The app enables members to search for sitters by date and time, review profiles of available sitters and book babysitters on the go. Once a job is booked, parents and sitters can communicate efficiently with the messaging tool.

“There are more than 60 million parents with smartphones, who are active mobile users,” said Lynn Perkins, founder, UrbanSitter. “These super-connected parents rely on their phones for everything from social media and shopping to internet searches and location based services. Now they can also find and book sitters with the click of a button from their iPhones, at anytime from anywhere.”

For Parents

The app enables parents to leverage their iPhones and iPads to search for sitters, book jobs and pay sitters. More specifically, using the app, parents can:

  • Search by date and time to find available sitters
  • Message sitters about upcoming jobs
  • Call sitters at the click of a button
  • Confirm payment for jobs paid by credit card
  • Manage all booked jobs
  • Post a job to the Job Board (coming soon)

For Sitters

With the app, UrbanSitter’s sitter members can quickly respond to job requests while on the go. More specifically, it allows them to:

  • Receive instant notifications about new jobs or interview requests
  • Message with parents about upcoming jobs
  • Access job details like maps
  • Call parents at the click of a button
  • Confirm hours logged for credit card payments
  • View parent profiles and connections (coming soon)
  • Browse the job board for upcoming jobs (coming soon)

Availability

The UrbanSitter mobile app is currently available as a free download in the Apple Store at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/urbansitter/id548126716?mt=8 and will be available for Android devices later this Fall.

UrbanSitter is currently available in San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Denver, Boulder, Seattle, Reno, Lake Tahoe, St. Louis and Seattle. For more information, or to sign up, please visit: www.urbansitter.com.

About UrbanSitter

An online service for parents and sitters to connect through people they know, UrbanSitter makes booking a trusted babysitter as easy as booking dinner reservations. The site enables parents to search, book and review trusted sitters within minutes.

Headquartered in San Francisco, UrbanSitter was founded by a group of Internet veterans who wanted to use technology to power a faster, more personal babysitting service. The company is backed by First Round Capital, with participation from Rustic Canyon Partners, Menlo Ventures and several angel investors. For more information or to sign up, visit www.urbansitter.com.

For press inquiries:
Tonzi Communications
Sarah Tonzi, 585-905-1806
sarah.tonzi@urbansitter.com

Source: UrbanSitter