After “raising-star” applications such as Gojek, Ladyjek and other Android-based applications become such a hype in Indonesia, an application called “Temu Jasa” (find services) will now be available as well that allows us to search daily household services. The application is developed by Hardian Prakasa, student of Information Technology study programme, Faculty of Engineering. This innovation brings together seekers and providers of household services, such as cleaning service, air-conditioner services, toilet suction service, renovations and traditional massage.
The application was born following the common phenomenon experienced by people who often find it difficult to find and obtain the services of everyday household chores. This application is expected to fulfill the need of household services.
It is unlike other services performed in most online sites where users still have to contact one by one the service providers. With this application, users can simply seek the services and they can automatically choose services by rating, price, and others.
"Through the application that we currently develop, the user doesn’t need to call the contact person one by one, but they can immediately obtain a variety of services in a single platform. So, it is more efficient and less troublesome," said Hardian, Tuesday (22/12) at UGM Press Office.
In the development of this application, Ardi is assisted by his brother, Rheza Adipratama, in the terms of business development. Rheza is an alumnus of Industrial Engineering Faculty of UGM class of 2008.
To operate the application is quite simple. Users can simply access the Temu Jasa application. After selecting the desired service, users can choose the services by rating, location, price, and others. After that, the data will be automatically entered into the server 'TemuJasa'.
"We could order the service based on the day and time. Suppose we want to do toilet suction on Thursday, at 3 pm, then the service provider will come at the designated time," said the man born in Padang, 22 years ago.
Ardi said that he also developed an application 'TemuJasa Pro' for service providers. It is integrated with “TemuJasa” application. By doing so, after a request is made, service providers can see the specification required for the services.
"If the service provider is able to provide the service, they will display a notification sign of approval in the 'TemuJasa'," said Ardi who will graduate in February 2016.
In this application, user can give testimony for the service providers. The testimony will be displayed in the application page.
This innovative idea has been submitted to the Hackathon Indosat competition that was held on October 10, 2015 and became the first winner and beat 120 other participants. It also allowed Ardi to follow the incubation program of ASEAN Start-Up Campus Lite in Kuala Lumpur in November 2015. This application made Ardi won 1st place in Indosat Wireless Innovation Contest 9th (IWIC) applications for Student and General category that was held from 15-17 December 2015 in Jakarta.
Prototype of 'TemuJasa' is newly developed for android-based smartphones and windows phones. But in the future, it will also be developed in browser version. Currently, this application offers many services, but later this application will be developed to offer more specific services that are much needed by the community.
'TemuJasa' is planned to be released early 2016 in Yogyakarta..
"Currently, we are strengthening the technicality and improve the appearance as well as strengthening the business by recruiting services provider," he concluded.