This report, discovered by Steve Moser, an app developer, reveals new features in the Uber app, referred to as “Chore.” This feature allows users to hire people to complete tasks for a minimum of one hour. Users must specify the task they need assistance with and schedule an appointment. Uber will then calculate the cost and find someone to fulfill the task.
The format of this app, offering small-scale task outsourcing, is similar to TaskRabbit, a platform that provides general labor services such as gardening, assembly, and household chores. Both Uber and TaskRabbit are on-demand startups. It is worth noting that TaskRabbit is currently owned by IKEA.
Uber representatives declined to comment on this report. However, it is expected that Uber will test this service in limited areas to gauge user response. This venture might indicate Uber’s pursuit of new revenue streams, as the company currently primarily focuses on taxi, food delivery, and courier services.
TLDR: Steve Moser, an app developer, discovered code suggesting that Uber is developing a new feature called “Chore.” This feature would allow users to hire individuals for tasks, with a minimum duration of one hour. The service appears to be a smaller-scale version of TaskRabbit, a platform for general labor services. Although Uber has not confirmed or commented on this report, it is speculated that they may be diversifying their revenue sources beyond their core services.