Helpkin is an app for parents to save money on childcare by trading babysitting duties with people they trust.
Our app helps parents save hundreds a month by sharing babysitting responsibilities with other parents instead of simply paying for childcare.
With Helpkin, parents can meet local parents, whether they are from the children's school, their church, community, or the general public. However, if someone already has a core group of friends they do this with (like a babysitting co-op), Helpkin acts as a simple tool to facilitate the babysitting requests (Helpkin requests).
When a user has a list of trusted connections, a Helpkin request can be created to quickly ask everyone for babysitting help with a push/email notification (unlike sending a painful group text).
We aim to make it easier to help each other out from date night swaps to last-minute help while saving hundreds a month in the meantime!
We are preparing to launch a private beta iOS and Android app for parents of Southern California to use free of charge in exchange for feedback.
Sign up on our homepage to join the private beta!
In our Beta version, users will be able to access ALL of these features for free:
(Free features subject to change after Beta version)
Play before Signing Up
Once you download the app, you won't be immediately prompted to create an account. You can browse through nearby users, narrow users with filters and more to get a feel for the app first.
Browse and filter through nearby users to find compatible families that you can trade babysitting duties with.
Browse through nearby users (mostly other parents) to try and find like-minded parents that would be willing to trade babysitting duties.
If you sign up through Facebook, we will push people you may know to the top.
Requests (Message Center)
Instead of a dreadful group text, create a Helpkin (babysitting) request that will individually ping the users in your trusted circle so someone can help you out.
Create a Profile
We are excited to share Helpkin with the world. If you want your network (kid's school, your church, community, parent group, etc.) to be a network listed in the app, please let us know!
Don't forget to join the private beta from our homepage!
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