New app makes on-demand tradies a reality

A new app that is designed to help users find a tradie fast and simple has recently been unveiled.

The app, known as JAK, is a trade services app that streamlines the process of sourcing a tradie and getting work completed fast, from a blocked toilet to being locked out, among many others. It also gives a job estimate prior to booking and has a feature so people can also save their favourite tradies for future jobs.

JAK was conceptualized by Trevor Pugh to help fill a need in the tradie market to save time from booking to deployment, especially for people in the hurry needing a tradie.

“We know that people want to book a tradie without the need to sit at home and wait all day,” Pugh explained.  “No one really has a procedure to get help in a hurry. Yet for businesses, it’s so important because any downtime comes at a cost.”

Pugh also explained that tradies also get to benefit from the app, as it gets them in the technology space with no capital outlay need. Once on the platform, they can swipe-on and swipe-off to accept jobs based on their availability. Prompt payments are also ensured after they have completed their work.

“The only thing service providers pay is a small fee after they’ve completed a guaranteed job. They don’t get billed for just being on the platform, nor do they get billed for submitting a quote for a job that they didn’t get,” Pugh said.

The app currently has a database of qualified tradesmen such as plumbers, electricians, glazier and locksmiths. They are duly registered and have undergone police checks, ensuring that the highest standard of work and reliability is in place.

The start-up hopes to expand to deliver more services in the near future as market demands drive the need for more services to be added.

“We are looking at expanding geographically and into other identified industry sectors outside of our current offering,” Pugh said.

Initially launched in the west coast of Australia, JAK is currently available in Melbourne, Sydney, with plans to launch in Brisbane in the new year. The app is available for free download from the App Store and Google Play.


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