Are you new in town? No, this isn’t just a cheesy pickup line from a local bar. This is a pertinent question for anyone who’s on vacation, recently moved, or simply looking to discover more resources around them.
The app allows you to find local recommendations for professionals across all fields. From dentists, to plumbers, handymen, doctors and more, Knowzz is your one stop shop to find the local services recommended by those you trust; your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues.
When you first login, you’ll need to fill out some personal info. Do you own a house, or do you rent? Are you male or female? Some of this data is used to customize recommendations, but other data may be sold, so be cautious of giving away too much information. This section of the downloading and installing process was actually a bit off-putting.
That being said, once you’re in and have confirmed your cell number, there are plenty of features for you to explore.
You can recommend services, access previously saved recommendations, invite your friends to the app, search your networks recommendations and more.
The app is built with a very social infrastructure and could definitely pick up speed in both urban and rural environments.
Think about a customized Yelp service that clues you into your friends favorite bars, clubs and pizza joints. Now you’re thinking about Knowzz.
Concept and Functionality:
Onboarding of the app is a bit difficult, and we’d like to see a guest option for login. Something about crunching data about yourself before being able to access the crux of the app makes us think about overt data harvesting and we get the chills when providing so much info as required in this app.
How about a week long trial of guest-version before being required to log personal data? Still, the app is free, so it could be that this very data keeps the app and developers running along smoothly.
The template of the app is aesthetically pleasing, easy to navigate with an organized approach overall.
We had a good time with this app and think it will help you to find the best professional services around your area. That being said, we do recommend that developers scale down the data required to successfully use the app.
Trusted Local Services requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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