New app helps users with household tasks

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-26 02:45:49|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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HOUSTON, June 25 (Xinhua) -- A new mobile phone app is available in Houston area to help homeowners tackle all household works with just the push of a finger.

The app, Takl, is designed to help users find someone to do household works, from moving furniture, mowing the lawn or just changing a light bulb.

"Everything, from hanging massive mirrors and heavy artwork to replacing the lights outside my front door," a Takl customer told local media KPRC.

"Takl provides an on-demand platform for people to be able to get their lawn mowed, house cleaned or maybe some garbage hauled away. All kinds of jobs and chores are at a pre-set price," said Jack Johnson, vice president of PR for the tech-based company.

Keeping customer safety in mind, the company makes sure its providers undergo a background check, ID verification and orientation before being listed on the site. The customer gets to pick which provider they want to do their job.

Takl keeps anywhere between 10 and 30 percent of the overall job cost, but users can also tip their provider for a job well done.