Best Handyman apps

5 Best Handyman Apps [2024]

In this blog, we'll see the 5 best on-demand handyman apps and how to build one in the current scenario.

Mohamed Natheem
Mohamed Natheem

Do you know that Urban Company, a Handyman app, was started by three young guys - to mitigate day-to-day problems?

According to Fortune India, they have already raised about $110 million from investors and are valued at around $480 million.

Starting a Handyman app is well considered a successful initiative - as it solves customer pain points.

However, you are here to know about the top Handyman app, so let's cover that.

This is getting interesting: There are quite a few on-demand Handyman applications available in the market.

If you're a user, Handyman, entrepreneur, or whatever, this blog will open new possibilities for you.

1. TaskRabbit


TaskRabbit is the American on-demand Handyman app that allows customers to book house care services like cleaning, moving, furniture assembly, etc, and also order groceries.

Currently, they are providing services in 47 cities in the US, 4 cities in the UK, and a city in Canada.

2. Handy


Handy is also an American-based company located in New York. They also offer services such as cleaning, electrical, moving, maid service, plumbing, etc.

On top of many services - cleaning, plumbing, electrical, painting, and furniture assembling are the most requested services.

3. Urban Company [Formerly known as Urban Clap]


Massage, haircut, cleaning service, home repairs, and whatnot; they almost have each service category covered. Especially during the covid times, they offered disinfection as one of their services.

Urban Company has been serving more than 54 cities in India - and 4 international cities [Dubai, Abudhabi, Sydney, and Singapore].

4. Thumbtack


Thumbtack is a California-based privately held on-demand Handyman services company. They provide almost 1000 different services to choose from.

If you ask some of them, here they are - home tutors, makeup professionals, dog trainers, florists, cleaners, and many more.

You can check the reviews and ratings before choosing a professional.

5. Porch


The Porch is one of the best Handyman services companies out there. They provide almost all kinds of home services from application installation, furniture assembly, and electrical works to HVAC system installation, moving, security installations, etc.

Some big brands like Walmart, eBay, and Bing are a customer of Porch.

I hope you have found your answer on top Handyman apps. Well, it's your choice whether to continue the blog or not.

However, in the following section, we will see how to build a Handyman app.

Are you interested?

So how can you start an on-demand Handyman service?

The on-demand Handyman service needs an Uber-like website/app and experienced professionals to back your business.

There are numerous experts out there that are battling to discover new customers. As a result, developing the Uber for Handyman app/website mitigates their pain points.

In the following section, you will learn about,

✳️ How Handyman works?
✳️ The complete development guide
✳️ Best technology to use?
✳️ Cost of developing a Handyman App?

How on-demand Handyman App Work?

The on-demand Handyman app is an online platform that connects customers with professionals to do any kind of household work like plumbing, wiring, remodeling, cleaning, carpentry, etc. [Basically every household repairs and services].

There are numerous Handyman service apps available in the market. The workflow of the Handyman app is exactly of Uber. Both platform act as intermediator between users and drivers or service providers.

The basic workflow of the Handyman app is listed below,

✳️ The customer logs in to the app by providing the necessary information.
✳️ He/She is prompted by the app to add their exact location.
✳️ Then the customer selects the type of service needed, the date and time of service.
✳️ The app displays accurate fares before booking the service.
✳️ If a customer is satisfied with the pricing he/she can proceed further by completing the process.
✳️ The professional will show up at the specified time at their location.

Development of an On-demand Handyman App

If you are about to build a Handyman app, then you need to figure out answers to the following questions,

  1. What are all the features that should be there to build an MVP?
  2. What can be the best technology that can be used?
  3. What is the cost of development?

Do not worry if everything seems vague. Not everyone knows everything. You'll get the answer real quick.

What are all the features that should be there to build an MVP?

The three main users of the on-demand Handyman app are the professionals who want to connect with the customers, the admin/platform owner, and the customer.

So you have to build three different solutions with personalized features and functionalities for them like,

  1. Admin panel
  2. Professional/Handyman App
  3. Customer App

Let’s discuss the three in detail with their unique set of features and functionalities,

1. Admin panel

It’s the master panel that controls all the main functionalities of the on-demand Uber for Handyman app. Admin panel contains some unique set of features like,

Bookings management – The admin can track the current and past booking details along with the professional’s details and User’s details. They are also able to see the fare amount for recent and past services via the bookings management feature.

Manage customers and professionals – This feature enables the admin to add, remove, or even warn the professionals who have bad reputations among the customers. Also, they can ban or unban the customers from the platform.

Site Management – The admin has complete access to the platform, they can change the website’s logo, content, and some technical elements like URL, meta description, etc.

Cancellation details – This feature in the Handyman admin panel allows the admin to view the canceled bookings and the reason for cancellations.

Manage notifications – The admin can send push notifications to both customers and professionals regarding any important announcements, Festive wishes, offers, etc.

Earning reports management, managing service categories, and analytics are the rest of the other features to consider in your admin panel.

2. Handyman application

Professionals who need to connect with the customers have separate applications to manage the process. They can use the application to share the service they provide and accept bookings directly from the customers.

Some of the features that are tailored to match the needs of the professionals are,

Add/Edit personal information – At first, the professionals should register themselves on the platform by providing their mobile numbers. By using Twilio verification, an OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number to avoid suspicious activities. Then they can be able to add, change or remove their personal details.

Payout method – The professionals are able to receive the payments for their service via card or even through online payment integrations.

Service Requests – This feature allows the handymen to accept or reject service requests from customers. If they cancel the request, they need to mention the reason for cancellation by either using the list of options given or they can type manually.

Earning reports – The professionals can view the earning reports directly from the application. They are able to filter the results by weekly, monthly, or yearly earning reports.

3. Customer application

The applications of customers have several features to enhance the user experience. They can go through the service listed and book the service needed in a quick time.

Let’s discuss some features of customer applications,

One-click signup – This feature enables the user to log in to the application hassle-free. Just by entering the mobile number and the OTP, they can easily log in to the application.

Multiple service lists – The customer can scroll through the list of services available and book the needed service quickly.

Fare estimation – The service fare can be calculated prior to the service booking, this allows the customer to know the exact fare for the service they opted for.

Payment Options – The customer can pay for the service via cards, in-app wallets, or the best-in-class payment gateways. In-app wallets can also be recharged via cards.

Now you got some feature ideas to build a minimum viable product for the Handyman app. It’s time for us to move on to the next question.

What can be the Best Technology to use?

Choosing the right technology is the most vital part of on-demand Handyman app development. Building your app with the right technology not only enhances the quality of your product but also helps you stand out from your competitors.

The best technology that can be used to build an MVP of the Handyman app will be Flutter.

What is Flutter? Flutter is an open-source portable UI toolkit powered by Google to build cross-platform native applications.

Why Flutter? Flutter is now the better choice over react native among developers. According to Venturebeat, almost 500,000 developers are using Flutter monthly.

Some reasons to choose Flutter are,

✳️ Flexible widgets
✳️ Faster development and increase in productivity
✳️ Single codebase
✳️ Best community support
✳️ Firebase integration

Decide what are all the features and technologies that can be used based on your needs. Now it’s the time to discuss one of the most important parts of development, yeah “COST”.

The development cost of any application depends on the features and functionality you choose to be in your application.

Factors influencing the cost of development are,

✳️ Features and Functionality
✳️ Application platforms
✳️ Additional integrations
✳️ Design
✳️ Testing, etc.

To develop a full-fledged application it may take up to 600 – 1200 hours depending on the complexity of the application.

[Since the features and workflow of the Uber for Handyman app is the same as the on-demand Uber-like app]

According to the Codementor, the total time required to develop an Uber-like app will be around 308 – 382 hours. Then, the total cost would be around 30000$.

30000$, I know that’s huge for a startup to invest in. But there’s another way to start your dream business - that is to employ readymade solutions.

It is possible that a readymade solution can have the required features to launch your minimum viable product. However, it differs from the business you purchase the solution. Be conscious of choosing the best Handyman app like TaskRabbit.

The solution would cost around $2000 to $3500, and you can customize additional features and functionality.

Bonus Tip

Here comes the bonus tip for entrepreneurial minds, who are about to build their on-demand Handyman app.

We’ve built an amazing product that is customizable to suit any of the on-demand business needs. This product has every necessary feature required to start an on-demand venture.

Some astonishing features of our product are one-click signup, multi-currency, and language, Stripe 3D secure, in-app wallet, live tracking, fare estimation, etc.

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How does the solution benefit you?

1. Advanced technology

We used cutting-edge technology - Flutter. Yes, it gives a big hand, where we built both iOS and Android apps in a single codebase, which reduces the overall cost and time of the development.

2. Cost-effective

Buying a pre-built script and customizing it to suit the needs of your business is more cost-effective than building an app from scratch.

3. Faster time to market

It helps you to launch your business globally as fast as possible with its built-in features. We deliver our product at the highest quality to launch faster into the market.

4. Tech support

We offer end-to-end technical support to rectify the problems faced by our customers.

5. Security

We integrate Stripe 3D secure and Stripe connect onboarding to enhance the security of our platform.

So, we’ve discussed how to build your own on-demand Handyman app for your business.

I know it’s not so easy to build the best application but we have to do whatever it takes to build one.

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Mohamed Natheem

Mohamed is our former SEO analyst and content creator.