CARE.COM RELEASES IPHONE APP -- THE FASTEST WAY FOR ON-THE-GO FAMILIES TO FIND CARE
Waltham, MA-October 12, 2009-A new iPhone application hits the App Store today as the newest and fastest way for on-the-go families to find care providers. Care.com, the premier source of trustworthy care options, now offers a free application that is a mobile version of its online service.
Members of Care.com can use the iPhone application to search for local caregivers and post jobs to find nearby babysitters, nannies, in-home senior care aides, pet sitters and more. Members can also use the app to review care provider profiles and add them to a list of favorites, reserving them for future use. Users can also send and receive messages to care providers through the application, eliminating the need to log in to the main Care.com website.
As a special feature, the Care.com iPhone application also gives members access to Care-on-Call. Care-on-Call is an added, free service for subscribers, helping them find last-minute care. When a family is in a pinch-a regular babysitter calls in sick, a child care center closes, or a work schedule changes suddenly-they can file a Care-on-Call request. Care.com then sends the job post out via text messages and emails to a pre-selected list of local caregivers who have flexible schedules and are willing to work at a moment's notice.
"I'm personally very excited for the Care.com iPhone app," said Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com. "As an iPhone user, I've been waiting for an even faster way to contact my care providers when I'm traveling or away from the office. Now, I'm thrilled to announce that Care.com has created the fastest way for families to find the care they need."
To review or download the Care.com iPhone application, visit Apple's App Store and search for Care.com or use this link (iTunes).
Care.com is an online service that helps families find babysitters, nannies, special needs care, senior home care, pet sitters, tutors and housekeepers through a national network of trusted caregivers. Families in need of quality caregivers can search by ZIP code, service and pay rate to find the care providers in their area.
Founded in 2006, Care.com is the largest and fastest growing service used by families to find high-quality caregivers, providing a trusted place to easily connect, share caregiving experiences and get advice. The company addresses the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family goes through-child care, special needs care, tutoring and lessons, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. The service helps families find and select the best care possible based on detailed profiles, background checks and references for hundreds of thousands of mom-reviewed providers who seek to share their services. Through its Care.com for Recruiters service, Care.com also enables companies to find high-quality caregiving employees.
For more information, visit www.care.com.