SOURCE: Verlocal

February 04, 2016 10:12 ET

Verlocal Launches App for iOS; Expands Into Austin and Boston

"Hosts" Earn an Average $120 per Hour Selling Experiences, Such as Cooking and Pottery Classes

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2016) - Verlocal, a marketplace for selling local experiences, announced the expansion of its services into Austin and Boston today. The company also announces the launch of Verlocal for iOS today.

Verlocal for iOS lets anyone find the best local classes, workshops, tours, and events, in one easy-to-use platform, whether they are local to a city or just visiting and looking for an authentic local experience such as:

"Verlocal is unique in that we offer individuals a way to turn their skills into an income," said Will Lee, co-founder of Verlocal. "Because Verlocal enables one-to-many interactions, hosts on Verlocal can earn a premium wage, $120 an hour on average, for their time while also creating a viable business based on their interests and skills."

On Verlocal for iOS, you can now:

  • Discover the best local experiences near you and in cities you may travel to
  • Search for experiences using keyword search or with filters
  • Purchase and reserve spots for a variety of different experiences with one click
  • Add, edit, and update your profile information
  • Look up the details of any experience

Hosts Can Now:

  • Manage their events on the go
  • Accept guests' requests without accessing a computer
  • Activate and deactivate their experiences anywhere
  • Message their guests no matter where they are
  • Send group messages to all the guests scheduled for a specific date instantly

Verlocal's expansion and the launch of its iOS app come on the heels of the company's recent closing of $2.65 million in seed funding.

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