OpenSpot

Helps parents waste less time, and babysitters get more jobs

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Chad PodoskiMaker@chadpod · Father, Maker: OpenSpot
Thank you Product Hunt for featuring OpenSpot on the main page today. We built OpenSpot to solve our own problem of trying to track down and book one of our babysitters. The app is really simple. From the parent side, it is just broadcasts your opening to all your sitters via SMS, first one to reply Y gets the job. It also works for babysitters, letting them broadcast availability to all the families they sit for. First family to reply Y gets the spot. OpenSpot is the sole way I book our babysitters now. First time you use the app you have to pick your babysitters from your contacts, but subsequent times, it is two taps ... set a start time and fire it off. The entire app is free (no in-app purchases). Down the road we would like to add payment to handle those cases where you come home and don't have any cash to pay the babysitter. I'd love to hear any feedback the Product Hunt community might have.
Chad PodoskiMaker@chadpod · Father, Maker: OpenSpot
One small feature I did forget to mention is the app allows you to set your VIP babysitters ... since most of us have preferred sitters. These babysitters get notified of the openings first, and the rest get notified 15 minutes after the VIPs. Same goes for the flip side with VIP families when the babysitters are broadcasting openings.