Well now there’s a similar app to get a snow plow to come to your house on the east coast. PlowMe lets you request one-time snow removal, or set up automatic service anytime it snows. The app has about 60 private plow drivers around Boston, New Hampshire, Denver and Chicago just waiting to get a request. Then they drive to your house, plow your driveway and shovel your walk if that’s what you want, and move on to the next place.
Part of the appeal of this app is that it avoids price gouging on days of big storms by letting consumers specify how much they’re willing to pay.