In the future, when you need someone’s help to complete a task, you may find yourself launching the Uber app on your phone. According to Bloomberg, the company is exploring the possibility of offering a new service similar to TaskRabbit. Developer Steve Moser found code hidden inside Uber’s iPhone app for an offer reportedly codenamed “Chore.” Based on its current iteration, Chore will let you hire “taskers” and let you specify in the app what you need help with, how long you think it will take and when. when the tasker comes.
Of course, you can input the address where you want the person to go before you submit your request. Uber will then calculate the payment according to the time it takes to complete the task, but you must pay at least one hour regardless of it. Bloomberg says that the code Moser dug up has no hints on what types of help you can request from providers, but potential service rival TaskRabbit has several categories to choose from. This includes cleaning, furniture assembly, electrical help, plumbing, TV mounting, packing and moving, snow removal, computer help, pet sitting and even elder care.
As with any other unconfirmed feature still in development, however, Chore may not release it to the public just yet. If it does, it would be a big new undertaking for Uber, which is known for its ride-hailing and restaurant delivery services. In recent months, Uber launched Carshare, which allows users to borrow cars from private owners, to more locations as part of its efforts to become a zero-emission platform by 2040. .It’s also starting to test a toll-free number — 1-833-USE-UBER (1-833-873-8237) — that you can call to schedule an urgent or upcoming ride.