No shovel? No problem. All you need this winter to get your car out after a blizzard is your iPhone.
An app called Yeti will connect you with a “Yeti” or someone who has signed up on the app to make money from their shoveling skills. The app currently only support snow removal for cars and will expand to other surfaces – such as sidewalks and driveways - next season
The app currently covers Boston’s South End, most of downtown, Dorchester and Roxbury. Their coverage will extend once other areas reach enough demand. Pricing starts at $15 per job and increases based on snowfall and current demand. Snow shovels using the app receive a 70-85 percent cut from each job.
Here's what it looks like, all you do is a drop a pin: