INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Do you ever wish someone would just show up and plow your driveway for you? A new app is making that possible.
The smartphone app Plowz and Mowz expanded to Central Indiana this winter. The app provides services for on-demand plowing and mowing. For plow service, you just need some basic information like your address and the size of your driveway. The app measures it by how many vehicles a driveway can hold. For instance, one to two cars wide and three cars deep. The app uses that information and Google maps to verify the details to provide a price for the job.
24-Hour News 8 spoke to co-founder Wills Mahoney and he said the snow fall last week brought the app a lot of attention in Indianapolis.
Mahoney said the app makes the process easy for people on the go, even when you’re away from home.
“We find reliable providers, so in this business sometimes that’s a very difficult task, so we take the guessing work out of it. Then on top of it, you get to choose exactly when you want the provider. You don’t have to lock yourself into a contract and you could even be away on vacation and you get a picture of the completed job,” Mahoney said.
If you’ve ever used Uber, the app-based taxi company, the process is very similar to that. But Uber has had its own issues with complaints over price surges during busy times. Mahoney said that will not happen with Plowz and Mowz.
“We feel very strongly that we want a consistent price. We don’t want to surprise people. If all of a sudden you get you know a significant amount of snow, that we’re going to do price gouging, that’s not something we believe in,” Mahoney said.
We did some checking and prices seem to be comparable to what you’d pay through a typical plowing service and there are no contracts. You can also choose if you want want the provider to show up in the morning or afternoon.
From what we’ve been able to find, this is the only service of its kind in Central Indiana. There is another website called PlowMe.com, but that service is not available in this area.
The Plowz and Mowz app is available on android and iPhones, and if you’re not a smartphone user, you can also use the website.
Plowz and Mowz is available in more than 30 areas across the country.