RedBeacon launched at the TechCrunch50 conference yesterday and showed a demo of their service. Craigslist has classifieds for jobs, but there aren’t actual specific times for jobs to be completed. This is what RedBeacon aims to solve, but through their own website.
Through RedBeacon, users type in the name of the service that they are looking for and the results appear. It could be anywhere from plumbers to gardeners. The website is currently in limited beta and they are inviting local services to create profiles. The website will be fully launched in two weeks.
I have my doubts about how well RedBeacon will do because the name is irrelevant to what the service actually does. And the job postings and classifieds arena is already dominated by other major players such as Craigslist. Nothing really stood out to me.
RedBeacon started in November 2008 in San Mateo, California. The company was founded by Ethan Anderson, Aaron Lee, and Yaron Binur.