New York, Jul 13: Your smartphone could soon get your household chores done thanks to a new app that could help you unpack, buy groceries or put away dry cleaning with a few simple taps. Alfred, an on-demand personal concierge service in New York, allows busy office workers to hire an unseen servant to dispatch a number of tasks using the new app. (Read: Is your smartphone making you dumb?)
Marcela Sapone, who created the company in Boston with Jess Beck in 2013, said that since opening a New York office last year, the company has hired 75 ‘Alfreds’ to work in parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, ‘New York Post’ reported.
Alfreds can even anticipate when your milk carton will be empty and replace it without even asking – all while you are at work. Alfred makes money by clustering at least three brief stops per building and charging for laundry and cleaning. Alfred plans to expand to at least 10 US cities by 2017. The service is available to New Yorkers at USD 99 per month.