GOLDEN, Colo., Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeAdvisor announced today that it has been named the Best On-Demand App at Street Fight's 2016 Local Visionary Awards. The winning HomeAdvisor app uses on-demand scheduling tools to allow homeowners to instantly connect and speak with available local service professionals in less than a minute or directly book appointments into their calendar. This multi-platform home services app is available on Android and iOS and has voice activation capabilities on Amazon Echo and Apple Watch.
"The winning companies in this year's Local Visionary Awards are leading the industry in best-in-class products and innovation. One goal of the Local Visionary Awards is to highlight companies and initiatives that may become models for the industry, and this year's winners should be studied by other companies who hope to succeed in local marketing tech," said Laura Rich, CEO of Street Fight.
The HomeAdvisor mobile app's additional features include the ability for homeowners to read verified customer ratings and reviews, compare top-rated service professionals, schedule appointments with prescreened local and available service professionals and to compare average project costs using True Cost Guide. The app also allows homeowners to keep track of and save their favorite home pro's. Service professionals participating in HomeAdvisor's exclusive marketplace must pass a criminal and financial background screening prior to being accepted into the network.
"Winning this award demonstrates our commitment to helping homeowners seamlessly connect with home professionals across all platforms including mobile, smart home tools and voice activation," said Elizabeth Cadkin, director of product development. "Our mobile usage has doubled year-over-year and we are looking forward to further solidifying our position as an industry leader in the home services space."
HomeAdvisor is a nationwide digital home services marketplace providing homeowners the tools and resources for home repair, maintenance and improvement projects. HomeAdvisor's marketplace lets homeowners view average project costs coast-to-coast using True Cost Guide, find local prescreened home professionals and instantly book appointments online or through HomeAdvisor's award-winning iOS and Android mobile app, Apple Watch, or Amazon Echo. HomeAdvisor is based in Golden, Colo., and is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC).
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