HomeAdvisor, a local home services marketplace, announced Sunday the development of a local home services app for Apple Watch.
The app will help homeowners connect to available local, screened, and rated home professionals for home repair and improvement projects. The HomeAdvisor Apple Watch app uses HomeAdvisor’s Instant Connect technology to connect homeowners directly with a pre-screened home professional by phone to book an appointment or estimate.
To use the app, homeowners simply utilize Apple Watch voice dictation to request a professional and are instantly connected to a screened and rated home pro for more than 500 types of home projects.
Homeowners can view the professional’s ratings and reviews while talking to the professional about their project. Professionals in the HomeAdvisor network are background-screened and customer-rated and reviewed.
“The app builds on the convenience of Apple Watch to instantly connect to the pros in the HomeAdvisor network,” said HomeAdvisor’s CEO Chris Terrill. “Our Instant Connect technology uses an algorithm based on the user’s request and the professional’s availability as well as historical activity to create the highest possible connection rate.”
The app will release later in 2015.