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Redbeacon App Allows Homeowners to Upload Video and Voice to Get Competitive Home Service Quotes Anytime, Anywhere

App Revolutionizes Home Services Market by Allowing Homeowners to Get Competitive Quotes Without the Hassle of In Home Visits (November 09, 2011)

SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/09/11 -- Redbeacon (www.redbeacon.com), the free online home services platform where the best professionals bid against each other for consumers' home maintenance, repair, and renovation needs, today announced its first app for iPhone and iPod touch is now available on the App Store. Now people can shoot a video, take a photo or record a voice memo to show and describe the home care need from the convenience of their iPhone or iPod touch. Using the app, homeowners can quickly show the window that needs to be fixed, the roof that is leaking or the room they want painted -- making it simple for Redbeacon's group of quality, pre-screened home services pros to give accurate quotes without having to schedule a home visit.

"The core of what we do is save our customers time and money by matching their jobs to trusted professionals who can help them," said Anthony Rodio, CEO of Redbeacon. "Our website already changed the game for how people interact with home service providers -- they no longer need to scour through lists and call for quotes. We do all that tedious legwork for free. Now our new Redbeacon App for iPhone and iPod touch truly revolutionizes how people find help. We're able to use the unique mobile and video technology of these iOS devices to make creating a request and booking a job easier than ever before possible. Redbeacon remains focused on freeing homeowners from the tyranny of lists. We believe the market for local services is moving to mobile and lists just don't work well in our increasingly mobile world."

The Redbeacon App lets users select from common home service providers like Handyman, Electrician, House Cleaner, Plumber and Yard Worker to make a request for services. It uses the GPS capabilities of iPhone to locate the job and matches the request with quality pros in the area, who then compete for the job and provide quotes. Users can easily browse through all the quotes received, review home service providers' Redbeacon score, profiles, prices and user reviews, and book an appointment to get the job done from their phone while on the go. All scheduled jobs are backed by Redbeacon's Home Satisfaction Guarantee.

Redbeacon has quickly established itself as a free solution for consumers to find the best home service pro at the right price, while saving upwards of 40 percent. Consumers simply go to Redbeacon.com and describe what they need done and then Redbeacon uses its patent-pending matching technology to identify and invite the best local professionals to submit their lowest price quote for the job. Redbeacon's proprietary algorithm takes into account location, availability, ratings, and even recommendations from the consumer's own Facebook social graph. Redbeacon then packages up the price quotes and profiles of people interested in doing the job, enabling consumers to select and book an appointment with their favorite pro online -- saving not only time, but the hassle of calling around.


Founded by former Google employees in September 2009, Redbeacon has raised $7.4 million in funding led by Mayfield Fund and Venrock. The company has already launched in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Seattle, Houston, and Atlanta, and is rapidly expanding to new cities.

The Redbeacon App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore.

To learn more about Redbeacon or to find home service providers in your area, go to http://www.redbeacon.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/redbeacon and Facebook at facebook.com/redbeacon.

About Redbeacon
Redbeacon.com takes a revolutionary new approach to finding home services online without hours of reputation research and tedious price comparisons. Redbeacon's thousands of qualified local service professionals bid against each other to help homeowners maintain and build upon the value of their precious asset. Its innovative solution uses a proprietary algorithm incorporating even the consumer's own Facebook social graph to recommend professionals. Founded by seasoned Internet veterans from Google, Redbeacon launched and took the top prize at the prestigious TechCrunch50 Conference in September 2009, and is funded by venture capital firms Mayfield Fund and Venrock.

Kate Chesnut
Atomic PR for Redbeacon
Email Contact
(415) 593-1400


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