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July 8, 2015

NearDesk app offers mobile hot-desking

Could this be the answer to London's Tube strike chaos.

By Alexander Sword

NearDesk, the rentable desk space service, has launched an app to link users with working locations.

The service, which allows users to tap in and out of workspaces and charges by the hour, will now be available for free on Android and iOS from Google Play and the Apple Store respectively.

It provides a description of the hubs, prices, opening times, as well as pictures. It also provides the ability to call ahead.

NearDesk is another example of a company building a successful business on asset-sharing, along the lines of Uber and Airbnb. Rather than selling owned stock, these ‘new economy’ businesses connect available resources with the people who require them.

Tom Ball, NearDesk CEO, commented; "I can understand the attraction of coffee shops, but in my experience they can be noisy and don’t always make for the most productive working environments.

"The NearDesk work hubs offer better facilities, such as wi-fi and coffee and are better value than being unproductive in a coffee shop. The new App makes it simple to find the nearest one."

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