Uber for ModelsNew app, from entrepreneur Peter Fitzpatrick, Swipecast connects models with clients in a new approach to networking and booking.
“Your typical model works one to two days per week,” Fitzpatrick explains.
“Agents have favourites and certain girls fall through the cracks. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way for a model to network and access opportunities in real time, in a safe environment?”
The Swipecast app has just launched for Apple iPhone that employs a marketplace model similar to Uber for the modeling industry, allowing photographers, designers, stylists and brands to book models directly.
Traditional modeling agencies charge commission and clients can take up to 90 days to pay, with the Swipecast app, 90 percent of the total fee for a job is paid with a low 10 percent commission, processing the payment in one to two days. Models and clients are vetted and verified and a rating system similar to Uber has been included.
Vetted clients can browse models via the app and even filter candidates from hair colour to place of residence.
Development is under way to entice additional users by offering credits to independent magazines and emerging designers.