An app that makes up for your delinquent super?

By Lucy Cohen Blatter | March 4, 2015 - 2:59PM

Need some help around the apartment or an expert's opinion on your DIY job? Finally, there's an app for that. Fountain, which we learned about via  Refinery29, might just be our favorite new home hack. It's like a personalized version of Siri or Google, specifically designed to help you around the house.

Here's how it works: You enter your question or problem into the system, and the app connects you with an expert who can solve it. In less than five minutes (average response time is two minutes) you're connected through video chat or text. Interior designers,  plumbers, architects, general contractors, electricians, appliance repairmen and handymen are all on call. It costs $7 for a 15-minute consultation (way, way less than any house calls and presumably much less hassle and time). Why didn't we think of this?


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