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‘Emergency Jobs’ is a new way for our members to get work from consumers who just need to contact a nearby trade as fast as possible. Consumers can send a notification to the nearest available tradespeople and the first trade to respond gets the job – it’s that simple.
In order for us to send the job request to the right members, we need to know our members’ locations – which is where the Trade App comes in.
When you’re set to online the app will periodically update us with your current location, which lets us tell when you’re close to a potential job, but we need you to grant us permission to access this data.
If we don’t know where you are then we aren’t able to prioritise you for local job notifications. This could mean that you miss out on job opportunities near you, as our search will first offer the job to the 5 nearest members before opening up the opportunity to more trades.
To protect your privacy, device manufacturers restrict whether apps on your phone can see where you are, and they put the decision of whether they can in your hands. The instructions below are taken directly from Apple and Google’s support pages and take you right through the process.
Learn how to turn GPS and Location Services on or off for individual apps.
You can control which apps can see and use your phone’s location and when. For example, you could let Google Maps use your phone’s location to give you driving directions, but not share the location with a game or social media app.
While you’re here it might be worth checking that you have notifications switched on for our app. These will let you get notified as quickly as possible about new emergency job opportunities or other alerts from us, helping improve your chances of getting work even further.
If you need help checking this there are instructions on how to control notifications for a specific app here: