There Is an Uber for All of the Things (Even for This Article)

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This week, the new on-demand laundry service Washio launched in Boston. With just a tap on your smartphone, you can get somebody else to come get your laundry.

Do you need that? Probably not. (Or maybe!) But it’s just one example of the many, many smartphone-powered service industry apps that have sprung up in recent years. The most popular, of course, is the ride-calling app Uber. And that has given rise to a refrain in the startup world. There is an Uber, it seems, for everything—an “Uber for laundry’’ is just the latest example.

“Uber for’’ has become such a popular term in startup scenes that it’s taken on a second life as an online meme.

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As for the actual startups out there getting the “Uber for’’ label? Here are a mere 50 of them, ranging from the possibly useful (Uber for dog walkers) to the wildly vague (Uber for anything) to the decidedly weird (Uber for your uterus).

Uber for home cleaning

Uber for laundry

Uber for snowplowing

Uber for lawn mowing

Uber for flowers

Uber for beauty

Uber for haircuts

Uber for fitness

Uber for private yoga sessions

Uber for dog walking

Uber for sick pets

Uber for nurses

Uber for doctors

Uber for investing

Uber of economies

Uber for real estate

Uber for the retail world

Uber for moving your stuff

Uber for shippers and carriers

Uber for public transit

Uber for private air travel

Uber for long distance travel

Uber for parking

Uber for tow trucks

Uber for waste

Uber for stuff

Uber for anything

Uber for everything

Uber for broadband

Uber for the electricity grid

Uber for tech support

Uber for seniors

Uber for massage

Uber for articles

Uber for photography

Uber for odd jobs

Uber for cash

Uber for teeth

Uber for the restaurant obsessed

Uber for pizza

Uber for online matchmaking services

Uber for nightlife

Uber for erotic dancers

Uber for gentleman companions

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Uber for weed

Uber of alcohol

Uber for drone pilots

Uber for your hangover

Uber for kids

Uber for your uterus