Thanks to popular beauty apps like GLAMSQUAD and TheStylisted, instant make-up and blow-outs are readily available at women’s fingertips. But what’s a dude in need of some on-demand beautification to do?
Delivery From Inconvenience
It’s hard to feel fancy when you’re living in a cramped, occasionally-roach-infested apartment in Brooklyn. But guess what? Now you can pay $99/month for an app-controlled butler.
Alfred, the TechCrunch Disrupt-winning app that calls itself “the first human-powered operating system for your busy life,” launched today in New York City and Boston. The company also announced the completion of a $2 million funding round, led by Spark Capital, additional investors SV Angel and CrunchFund. Read More
You don’t have to be in Silicon Valley itself to run a successful tech startup, but anyone with the ambition to become one of tech’s dominant players better build a Bay Area presence — even if it’s just for the clout.
WunWun will make that jump this week when they expand their services to San Francisco. For those of you outside of New York, WunWun is a delivery service that allows you to buy anything from any store or restaurant and have it brought right to you. As long as it’s a purchased item that they don’t have to wait in line for hours for, the delivery is totally free. Read More
Lazy and/or hungry Queens residents can rejoice, because one-hour grocery app Instacart announced today they’ve added the borough to their list of delivery locations. The service will be available in the neighborhoods of Long Island City, Astoria, Sunnyside and Woodside, a press release said. Read More
Delivery app WunWun can be used for delivering anything: groceries, ice luges, boat batteries, a Jeep for Rosie O’Donnell — but every time those orders came in, people were paying for the delivery. No more.
As of this morning, WunWun will now deliver anything you want from a local store or restaurant for free, as long as what’s being delivered actually cost something to begin with. The previous delivery fees were around $10 to $20, but WunWun CEO Lee Hnetinka told Betabeat that they want to cut away more and more costs in order to be the “best option on planet earth” for deliveries. Read More
Sometimes there arises a point in a gal’s life when she needs hair and effing makeup, dammit.
And sometimes — actually, most of the time — that point arises on an incredibly busy day and on pretty short notice.
This being a first-world problem, there’s now a startup that solves it. TheStylisted is a mobile app and website that allows you to pick from an impressive array of stylists and enjoy their services at home.
It’s similar to the on-demand blowout app Glamsquad, with a few differences. TheStylisted offers makeup services while Glamsquad currently only does hair. Also, you can select your own stylists on TheStylisted. With Glamsquad, the booking process is quicker, but you don’t have a say in who comes to do your hair. Read More
Summer is right around the corner, and you know what that means: rooftop bars, heading to the beach and a disproportionate amount of people moving apartments.
Splitting the cost of a dinner between friends can be frustrating now that so many people don’t carry cash. But thanks to a new partnership between MyCheck and PayPal, the process just got a lot easier — as long as you’re dining at a participating restaurant.
Starting last week, PayPal’s mobile app incorporates technology from MyCheck, an app that enables customers to split their restaurant bill item-by-item and pay through the app. It eliminates the awkwardness of trying to split up a restaurant bill line-by-line and saves time, enabling diners to pay through the app and leave whenever they want. Read More
There are a lot of ways to get to New York City: by plane, by train, by ferry, by subway, and by cab, if you live close enough. They’re all pretty okay.
But grumpy dads throughout the tristate area will agree that driving into NYC is a horrible way to spend a Saturday. As if the traffic, tolls and gas money weren’t enough, once a motorist arrives in Manhattan, the battle for a parking spot can be legendary. Parking garages charge the equivalent of a monthly student loan payment for just a day of service, and a free spot in NYC is harder to find than a public restroom. Read More
It’s only been a little over a month since Instacart launched in New York City, but the one-hour grocery delivery app has been rapidly expanding — first throughout a large portion of Manhattan, and now across the East River.
Instacart will now be serving neighborhoods in Brooklyn, the company announced in a press release today. Customers will be able to place orders from Whole Foods, Costco and Key Food — they can even combine items from different stores in a single order. Read More