A brand new cellular app developed by native entrepreneurs helps individuals to attach with and interact service suppliers, together with expert commerce staff.
Dubbed ‘ClickAway’, customers of the app, inside minutes, can discover and rent good service suppliers of their areas.
The app permits individuals to request and maintain observe of staff, pay on-line and go away evaluations.
Greater than 1,000 Jamaicans have thus far downloaded and are reaping the advantages of ClickAway, which helps to create employment for a lot of Jamaicans.
Chief Working Officer (COO) and Excelsior Group School regulation lecturer, Davita Isaacs Mohan, who conceptualised the thought, says the app was born out of a necessity to seek out dependable fingers for a house renovation undertaking throughout the peak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Mohan and her husband, Tajay Mohan, noticed the necessity for an all-in-one platform to hunt out, vet and interact expert staff, akin to carpenters, masons, electricians, plumbers and others.
Like many world residents confronted with the pandemic, the duo tapped into their entrepreneurial spirit, and with the assistance of software program coders, created the platform themselves.
In an interview with JIS Information, Mohan says the app is simple to make use of.
After downloading, individuals can arrange their profile as a buyer or a service supplier.
As a service supplier, individuals can show whether or not they’re energetic and in a position to take jobs, in order that their profiles might be seen by potential clients. Proficiency stage, charges, evaluations from earlier clients and pictures of different work accomplished are additionally on show
For the shopper profile, a digital ‘pockets’ can be created the place funds might be loaded and used to rent an expert.
The platform additionally accepts direct credit score and debit card funds, Apple Pay, PayPal and others. The shopper merely enters the kind of service they require and a subject of energetic candidates can be proven for his or her perusal.
Mohan stated a significant worth of the app is the standard customer support offered by way of the platform, which is in step with the nationwide give attention to high quality service supply.
She is hoping that the app will turn into a significant employment hub.
Model Supervisor, Alicia-Ann Carpio-Roxborough, stated the app works on a “pay first” foundation.
She explains that, “when you make the funds and every thing goes by way of, the skilled will arrive at your own home and repair the bathroom (for instance). Afterwards, they (the employee) can simply go into the app, click on withdraw and the cash can be despatched to them.”
The place clients are dissatisfied with the work accomplished by a service supplier, the builders will intervene and assess the state of affairs with a view to offering mediation and guaranteeing that each events are happy earlier than the transaction is accomplished.
Carpio-Roxborough stated the app can be utilized to find service suppliers throughout all parishes.
She added that ClickAway’s pool of staff additionally contains creatives, akin to make-up artistes, photographers, deejays, graphic designers and others.
It’s hoped that the app will assist to cut back the variety of unattached youth within the nation.
“The app is definitely the center and soul of what we predict the nation wants. There are such a lot of unattached youths who’re expert; they will make furnishings, they will do carpentry and so they’re good at what they do, however they’re not licensed,” Carpio-Roxborough acknowledged.
As such, the workforce expressed the will to associate with the HEART/NSTA Belief to see to the certification of casual staff whereas additionally offering them with a platform to achieve employment.
“So, we’re not simply trying to solely aid you make cash and please our clients. We’re additionally taking a look at creating your profession and expertise as effectively,” Carpio-Roxborough added.
In the meantime, by way of ClickAway, Jamaicans within the diaspora are in a position to handle tasks being undertaken domestically. Individuals outdoors of the island are in a position to e-book jobs and facilitate fee. They’ll see the work in progress by receiving images by way of the platform.
In citing an instance, Mohan shared that “an older man had some issues together with his water tank and his daughter overseas paid for the job from the consolation of her house. The individual got here to the person’s home inside hours, did the job, and the person was happy.”
With the Google Play Retailer displaying the greater than 1,000 downloads that the app has already obtained, the proprietors expressed pleasure at having created one thing of tangible profit to the folks of Jamaica.
“The response has been good on each side (clients and repair suppliers). After we’re on the highway, a number of individuals are saying that that is one thing that’s wanted in Jamaica,” stated Mohan.
ClickAway is on the market on the Apple App Retailer and Google Play Retailer. Signal-ups are presently free. Discover them on Instagram @clickawayja or go to clickawayja.com.
Model Supervisor at ClickAway, Alicia-Ann Carpio-Roxborough (left), and Chief Working Officer, Davita Isaacs Mohan, show the house web page of the cellular software and employment hub.