Angie's List is a popular mobile app for individuals who are searching for local home services. The app allows users to review service providers that they have contracted in the past, and other users can use those reviews to choose their own provider.
- Read reviews for local home services
- Post reviews of providers you have used
- Choose from a free plan or a paid subscription with more features
- Rate providers in multiple
- Free plan now available
- Works with Android and iOS devices
- Simple interface makes it easy to quickly locate providers
- Crowd-sourced reviews are not always accurate
- Providers offered chance to remove negative reviews
Finding a service professional to complete work in your home can be stressful. Angie's List helps to relieve that stress by offering crowd-sourced reviews of home service professionals in your local area. The reviews are created by people just like you who have done business with repairmen, painters, contractors, and other service professionals. The app is available as a free download in the Google Play Store and the App Store. It is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. When Angie's list was first introduced, a paid subscription was required to view or leave reviews. Today, there is also a free membership level. To begin, individuals can search on the type of home services they require based on their geographical location and other factors. A list will be returned of service businesses in the user's local area that have been reviewed on Angie's List. Businesses are rated on a scale of A-F, with F being the worst grade. The overall grade assigned to a business is determined by averaging the individual reviews a business has received. This grade is then posted on a page devoted to the business in question. In many ways, Angie's List functions in a manner that is similar to the Better Business Bureau. Service providers are rated by customers in a number of fields. It is possible to assign different ratings for each field. These fields include price, professionalism, and quality. More than three million individuals are subscribed to the service, and this creates a lot of reviews. The founders of the company would contend that a greater number of reviews lends more credibility to the overall grade given to a provider. There have been some issues for Angie's List in the past. It was revealed that customers are contacted when they post a negative review of a business so that Angie's List can help the business rectify any issues. It should also be noted that crowd-sourced reviews naturally lend themselves to manipulation by individuals who may hold a grudge against a certain service provider.