Plumbing Africa August 2018 - Page 7

NEWS 5 HomeFixer App launched At last, an app to help fix any household-related issue at the push of a button. Renaldo Bothma (left) and David Louw (MC and actor) at the HomeFixer app launch. HomeFixer was recently launched by the 2018 Namibian rugby captain and former rugby player for both the Cell C Sharks and Vodacom Bulls, Renaldo Bothma, who is now playing for the UK Harlequins. HomeFixer is a free mobile app that puts users in touch with tradespeople, service providers, and companies involved in the home improvement industry. With an aim to take the pain out of household renovations and maintenance, the app is simple to use and assists users in finding rated service providers by using its location functionality, while also providing the capability to obtain quotes from multiple companies. Free to download from the App Store in both Android and iOS, HomeFixer also boasts an emergency function, giving access to service providers who offer 24-hour assistance. Renaldo Bothma, founder and managing director, says that HomeFixer is a year in the making and he is excited about the final product: “We are very proud of the app and believe in its power to assist anyone needing a recommended service provider for home improvements. There are several features we have included within the app not only to assist the user, but also to make it an easy, pleasant, and successful experience.” actions, and quote request options. “We have worked hard to provide users with a comprehensive service for all household maintenance and renovations.” Also included in the app is a handy rating and review system. Bothma says once a customer has downloaded and used the app, they are able to rate and review the service they received: “This helps HomeFixer to ensure it only uses reputable and skilled service providers and will also assist in building trust with customers.” Bothma is encouraging not only users but also service providers to use the app and grow a community of home improvement specialists and users. PA Renaldo Bothma, founder and managing director of HomeFixer. Aside from a neat and easy user design, HomeFixer boasts keyword searches, location services, listing details, click August 2018 Volume 24 I Number 6