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May 3, 2016 - No Comments!

An Uber for everything: the surge in on-demand apps

3 May 2016 | guardian.co.uk © Guardian News & Media Limited 2010

All Guy Westlake wanted to do was wash your underwear. And your shirts, and sheets and skirts and suits. His Lavanda app, launched in London two years ago, would do it all seamlessly, efficiently, affordably. About 20 minutes after you hit the wash button, a Lavanda Pro arrived to collect your load. Using their own washing machine or a dry cleaner, they would return your stuff at a time of your choosing. It was, Westlake told excited investors and journalists, “Uber for laundry”. Read more