April 19, 2013
Sitterati App Review for SitterCity
A few weeks ago I was able to test out a new app called Sitterati by SitterCity. This new app allows parents to book, pay and review sitters through their mobile device. I love the idea behind the Sittercity web site allowing parents to "share" sitters, give reviews and reccomend sitters to other families. Finding a sitter for your family is an important decision and when you find a good one you're likely to sing their praises and let other parents know how great they are.
The new Sitterati app allows you to post available sitting jobs for your family and see who's available on the dates you need. It also allows you to pay your sitter right from the app if you'd like instead of having to use cash. You don't have to pay your sitters this way but it's a nice option to do so if you'd like to go this route.
For a parent one of the benefits is that you can keep track of all your sitters in once place, you can also create a "job" and send it to all your sitters at once instead of sending individual messages. This helps save parents time, and I think that is so essential for any parent. You can also get confirmation right from your sitters via the app when they accept your job. All of these things can be done right from the app itself.
Over all I really liked the look and feel of the Sitterati app. The only thing that I don't like is that there is no back ground checks made via the app. The idea is that your using sitters you already know, or have shared with you by other parents. So you really need to do your research as a parent if you're looking to book sitters that you've never worked with or talked to before. I suggest doing this before you "book" a sitter and pay them.
Otherwise it's a great way for parents to connect and share sitters for when you need them.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.