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Top 45 Sharing Economy Ideas in June

From On-Demand Clothing Rentals to Scheduled Ridesharing Apps

— July 2, 2016 — Lifestyle
From brand-platform partnerships enabling delivery of groceries to futuristic ride-share vehicles, the top 2016 sharing economy ideas highlight a number of innovative platforms and services empowering consumers to connect with members of their community in order to leverage shared resources in an increasing number of areas.

Xiaozhu is a short-term home rental platform that is considered to be China's answer to Airbnb. With over 30,000 properties listed in 130 Chinese cities, the burgeoning success of Xiaozhu highlights the presence of a continually growing peer-to-peer economy in mainland China that falls in line with the government's efforts to restructure in the aim of transparency.

Known for their inventive and often experiential promotional campaigns, Airbnb UK recently launched a practical series that saw displays inside John Lewis shops offer information on being the 'the Perfect Host,' with masterclass workshops that included coaching on getting started and expertly handling the handing off of keys to guests.
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Chinese Ride Sharing Services
Chinese Ride Sharing Services
Apple is Investing in a Chinese Ride Sharing Service
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Streamlined Home Inspection APps
Streamlined Home Inspection APps
The Domain App Takes the Hassle Out Of Home Inspections
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Familial App-Sharing Services
Familial App-Sharing Services
Google's Family Library Allows Consumers to Collectively Use Apps
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Smartphone Financing Plans
Smartphone Financing Plans
Zopa Partnered with Unshackled to Offer Two-Year Loans for Smartphones
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Scheduled Ridesharing Platforms
Scheduled Ridesharing Platforms
Lyft Now Lets Customers Request Rides Ahead of Time
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Taxi-Aggregating Apps
Taxi-Aggregating Apps
The Instago App Aggregates Car, Two-Wheeler and Rickshaw Services
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Streamlined Resale Services
Streamlined Resale Services
Pregrab Makes It Easier To Sell and Purchase Pre-Owned Goods
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Crowdsourced Discovery Apps
Crowdsourced Discovery Apps
The PHIND App Lets You Access Real-Time Community Updates About Places
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Watchful Neighbor Rental Services
Watchful Neighbor Rental Services
This Airbnb Service Lets Your Neighbors Keep an Eye Out for You
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Trackable Rideshare Programs
Trackable Rideshare Programs
Uber Now Allows Users to Track Their Friends' Rides and Arrival Times
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Home Rental Reporting Systems
Home Rental Reporting Systems
Airbnb Implements a Tool to Report "Animal House"-Style Guests
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Accessible Legal Service Platforms
Accessible Legal Service Platforms
LawRato's Technology Improves Access to Legal Advice
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Rental Services Guidebooks
Rental Services Guidebooks
New Airbnb Feature Gives Renters Authentic Local Experiences
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Developer Bidding Platforms
Developer Bidding Platforms
Launchbids Helps Entrepreneurs Find Developers With Low Rates
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Communal Renting Apps
Communal Renting Apps
The 'LiveWith' Rental App Connects World-Be Roommates Together
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Self-Driving Rideshare Vehicles
Self-Driving Rideshare Vehicles
Uber is Testing Self-Driving Technology in Pittsburgh
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Peer-to-Peer Livestreaming Apps
Peer-to-Peer Livestreaming Apps
The BitTorrent Live App Turns All Viewers into Broadcasters
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Shipping-Simplifying Apps
Shipping-Simplifying Apps
The Qikship App Allows For Hassle-Free On-Demand Shipping
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Collaborative Design Platforms
Collaborative Design Platforms
Context Lets Team Members Give Design Feedback and Criticism
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Community-Based Food Apps
Community-Based Food Apps
This Food Startup Helps Neighbors Share Meals with One Another
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Hairdresser-Discovering Platforms
Hairdresser-Discovering Platforms
Hospii Helps You to Find a Hairstylist and Keep Informed
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Collaborative Grocery Deliveries
Collaborative Grocery Deliveries
Walmart is Looking to Take Its Groceries Directly to Consumers
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Streamlined Telemedicine Startups
Streamlined Telemedicine Startups
This Health-Tech Startup Uses Tele-Consulting For Targeted Care
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Cartoon Turtle Apartments
Cartoon Turtle Apartments
This Airbnb Apartment is Styled Like the Ninja Turtles' Hangout
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Chinese Room Booking Sites
Chinese Room Booking Sites
Xiaozhu is a Chinese Booking Service for Short-Term Room Rentals
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Ridesharing Car Rentals
Ridesharing Car Rentals
'HyreCar' Helps People Without a Car Rent One to Drive for Uber and Lyft
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Crowdsourced Trip Platforms
Crowdsourced Trip Platforms
FundMyTravels Helps Millennials Raise Money For Their Ideal Vacations
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Item-Lending Libraries
Item-Lending Libraries
'The Sharing Depot' in Toronto is a Complete Product Rental Service
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Pay-Per-Minute Hotel Rentals
Pay-Per-Minute Hotel Rentals
'Recharge' Allows Customers to Book Hotel Rooms for Minutes at a Time
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Senior Travel Clubs
Senior Travel Clubs
'The Freebird Club' is Like Airbnb for the Elderly Population
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Hospitable Home-Rental Classes
Hospitable Home-Rental Classes
Retailer John Lewis is Hosting Classes on Airbnb Hosting
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Youth-Targeted Rental Apartments
Youth-Targeted Rental Apartments
'Wowqu' Has Co-Living Spaces in Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Beijing
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Shared Luxury Lodgings
Shared Luxury Lodgings
Ollie Lets Groups Split the Costs of Spaces and Amenities
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On-Demand Clothing Rentals
On-Demand Clothing Rentals
'Armarium' is an App-Based Platform for Clothing Rentals
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IoT-Integrated Medical Platforms
IoT-Integrated Medical Platforms
The Cooey Platform Enables Users to Store and Share Medical Data
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Mobile Worker Residences
Mobile Worker Residences
'PodShare' is a Working and Living Community Space for Individuals
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Need-Broadcasting Apps
Need-Broadcasting Apps
The Getmii App Calls on Your 1000 Closest Neighbours to Help You Out
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Neighborhood Commerce Apps
Neighborhood Commerce Apps
The 'OfferUp' App Lets Users Sell and Buy Local Products
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Peer-Based Trip Platforms
Peer-Based Trip Platforms
TRVL Travel Booking Platform Where You Can Earn 10% Helping Others
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Cryptocurrency Reward Platforms
Cryptocurrency Reward Platforms
Writing Platform Steem is a Blockchain-Based Social Network
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E-Commerce Recommendation Platforms
E-Commerce Recommendation Platforms
Shopping Opinion Platform Askourt Enhances Customer Experience
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Shared Living Space Services
Shared Living Space Services
'CoHo Stayz' Offers Long-Term Stay to Millennials and Professionals
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Rental Bidding Apps
Rental Bidding Apps
Rentberry is a Rental Application Platfrom That is Advantageous to Landlords
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Furniture Sharing Startups
Furniture Sharing Startups
Furnishare Lets People Rent Out Their Unused Furniture
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Short-Term Apartment Rentals
Short-Term Apartment Rentals
This Network of Co-Living Spaces Lets Workers Live All Over the World
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