Uber could expand beyond ride-sharing and food deliveries. TO code snippet seen by Bloomberg includes a new “Task” option, which appears to allow users to hire people through the app for various jobs.
The code suggests that users could hire a worker (apparently called a “tasker” within the app) for at least an hour, as reported by Bloomberg. In addition to specifying the work they want done, users will also need to indicate how long it might take and when the worker should show up.
From there, Bloomberg reports that users will have to enter their address, just like in Uber’s food delivery and ride-sharing apps. The app will then “determine the cost based on the time required” to complete the job. It is still unclear what types of jobs users could hire people for, as Bloomberg notes that the code did not reveal any examples. The edge He contacted Uber for more information but did not immediately receive a response.
However, the tasks may look similar to those advertised on sites like TaskRabbit and Angi (formerly Angie’s List), which allow users to hire local workers for things like landscaping, moving services, junk removal, home cleaning, and further. Even if Uber doesn’t end up implementing this feature, it’s still interesting to see what options the company is weighing as it looks to stand out among other ride-hailing and delivery services.