These 5 Local Service Apps Will Give You More 'Me Time'

IMAGE Google Play Store - Aide / My Kuya / Zennya

Ever wish you had your own personal assistant? Or a doctor who did house calls? How about a laundryman, grocer, or masseuse at your beck and call?

Turns out, there are apps out there that can help you do those things. Think of your smart phone as your own butler, like an Alfred to your Bruce Wayne. These locally made apps can help make your life easier, whether you’re a bachelor living on your own or a father with too much on his plate.

For errands: MyKuya

Let’s face it—all those daily errands you have to do would be much easier if there were two of you. And MyKuya can give you that second person. It’s an on-demand service app where you can book a Kuya or Ate who can serve as your personal assistant. You can ask them to pay your bills, order something from stores, or even clean your home, all with the push of a button.


MyKuya can be downloaded for free on the Google Play store.

For groceries: MetroMart

If keeping your pantries or refrigerators filled up is what’s eating up your free time, MetroMart can help you out. It’s partnered with the country’s leading grocery stores, specialty shops, restaurants, and more, allowing you to order from them online and have the products delivered to your doorstep, all in one platform.

MetroMart accepts orders through its website as well as through its mobile app, which is available in both the App Store and Google Play Store.

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For laundry: Washub

Always have a pile of dirty laundry taunting you in the corner? Washub can make sure that never happens again. Through its website, you can book a laundryman to pick up, wash, dry, fold, and bring back your laundry, all in a matter of hours.

Washub currently operates through its website, but it will be rolling out a mobile version of its services soon.

For relaxing: Zennya

Having a hard time relaxing? Maybe a personal masseuse can help. Zennya allows you to book a physical therapist who can go to your home and give you an on-the-spot massage. Services include Swedish massages, Thai foot massages, and office syndrome therapy, great for relieving stress and giving you some much needed me-time.

The Zennya app is available in both the App Store and Google Play Store for free.

For health: AIDE

If you need health services beyond physical therapy, the AIDE app can give you a hand. It allows you to cut the long lines at clinics and hospitals by bringing the doctors and health professionals to your doorstep. Among the specialists you can book through the app include doctors, nurses, lab technicians, and even veterinarians for your pets.


AIDE can be downloaded in both the App Store and Google Play Store for free.

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