An initiative between the worker cooperative Si Se Puede! (We can do it!), a women-owned, eco-friendly housecleaning business in the USA, and a group of researchers from Cornell Tech graduate school aims to allow them to offer home-cleaning services to a wider spectrum of clients through an app named Coopify.
Together, the developers and workers have been collaborating to create features on the app such as multiple languages, ease of use and a connection with Facebook to allow people to easily spread the word. Melina Diaconis, who helped develop the app, said the businesses could grow and “won’t have to rely on the bottleneck of office managers for bookings”. Essentially, the app removes the middleman.
Coopify will be unveiled in beta form in spring, before a full release in the autumn.
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