(Rock Hill, S.C.) — Rock Hill resident Kelley Garmon says she has found the solution to a problem — finding a last minute appointment with a local service provider — that needed to be solved.
Garmon developed the concept for an app called WhooCan, which is designed to connect consumers with service providers on short notice, a little over a year ago.
“My husband (Johnnie) woke up early one morning and was complaining about his muscles being sore and wanting to have a massage, but it’s obviously last minute,” said Garmon. “So I lay there in bed thinking ‘who can fit him in?'”
Thus, the Garmons, who have experience starting a business, decided to pursue the idea and develop the app intended to connect consumers with businesses, such as nail salons, hair salons and spas.
The app enables vendors to sign up and list appointments for customers to find and book at the last minute.
Garmon said the app is available via the Apple App Store and Google Play for Android, but has yet to be promoted because it isn’t finished.
“Right now unless all the bugs are worked out on the financial side of things it’s not going to be as successful,” she said. “Because the vendors, who are providing hair cuts for example, need to get paid for their services.”
Garmon said WhooCan should be complete by the end of October or early November.
“We kind of keep looking for someone to tell us ‘it’s a terrible idea and to stop doing it,’ but so far everyone thinks it’s a great idea,” she said.
“Everybody’s just kind of sitting on go, waiting for it to be open and available, which should be sooner rather than later.”
“It was easy to find stuff and figure out what the app was really about,” said Kendal Merrell, a Rock Hill High School student who tried the app.
In 2010, Johnnie Garmon, started Providence Care, a business that specializes in providing healthcare for the elderly.