Google has introduced in two Indian cities a new app that aggregates local providers of food delivery and home services.
The Android app called Areo is being described by Google as an experiment, with no details available on how the search giant plans to make money from the service and whether a version will also be tried in other locations around the world.
“We are constantly experimenting with ways to better serve our users in India,” a Google spokesman wrote in an email. “In this case, Areo makes everyday chores and ordering food easier by bringing together useful local services like ordering food or hiring a cleaner in one place.”
The Areo app, spotted by a blog The Android Soul, promises food delivery from favorite restaurants, providers and chefs, and home services from local electricians, painters, cleaners, plumbers and more. The service is currently offered only in Mumbai and Bangalore.