Two Eastside friends develop a service provider application

Two Eastside friends develop a service provider application

Amin Shaykho and Marwan El-Rukby develop a local startup called Kadama.

Longtime friends Amin Shaykho and Marwan El-Rukby were determined to find a way to help their community. Many ideas and conversations were developed, but it was in a local gyro shop where their smartphone application, Kadama, was born. Kadama is an app that makes requesting services easier for consumers.

Kadama allows consumers to request and preform services such as yard work, house work, tutoring and pet care. Consumers also are able to negotiate prices with different service providers in the community. The Eastside startup is currently only available in IOS, but developers are working to perfect the app and expand it to all devices.

Both Shaykho and El-Rukby wanted to create something that benefited the community. And that’s what Kadama is designed to do.

To request a service, users submit a detailed request at their asking price. Users receive various offers from providers and search for high-rated providers. Choosing is easy by reviewing the rating, user asking price, and task description. To become a service provider, users create a provider profile that allows them to manage earnings, skills and current tasks. Users can request and become a service provider.

“We want to help the community. We want to to find as many ways to connect with the community and drive that value,” El-Rukby said.

The app has been in the works since 2016 and officially launched on June 11, 2018. Kadama currently has 600 users, 100 ratings, 1000 followers on social media and 20,000 views.

Shaykho said when they first started, the mission was to add efficiency and convenience to people’s lives.

“Marwan and I knew that it wasn’t going to be easy to start a company,” Shaykho said. “When I compare ourselves now with who we were two years ago, I still see two millennials who are eager to learn with huge goals.”

Service providers on Kadama are encouraged to develop new skills and go out and help their community.

“Kadama isn’t just an app, it’s a connector. A connector of jobs. A connector of people,” Shaykho said.

To learn more about Kadama, go online to www.kadama.com.


In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@bellevuereporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.bellevuereporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in Life

Zeyan Butt of Chase Bank in Kirkland. Courtesy of Chase.
How a Kirkland banker helped a Ukrainian family leave a warzone

The Sukhoy family found themselves stuck in Warsaw due to debit card issues.

Teaser
World’s longest surviving kidney patient dies

Mercer Island resident Nancy Spaeth went on dialysis at age 18 and received four kidney transplants.

2021 Toyota Corolla XSE
Car review: 2021 Toyota Corolla XSE

By Larry Lark, contributor Hatchbacks are all about versatility and fun. The… Continue reading

2021 Mazda CX-30 Crossover
Car review: 2021 Mazda CX-30 Crossover

By Larry Lark, contributor The Mazda CX-30 Crossover made its North American… Continue reading

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
Car review: 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

By Larry Lark, contributor The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport full-size SUV has… Continue reading

2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport
Car review: 2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport

By Larry Lark, contributor The 2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport is… Continue reading

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS
Car review: 2021 Chevy Trailblazer RS

By Larry Lark, contributor Chevy’s 2021 Trailblazer is an entry-level, compact SUV… Continue reading

2022 Infiniti QX60 Autograph
Car review: 2022 Infiniti QX60 Autograph

By Larry Lark, contributor If you want your SUV to make a… Continue reading

2022 Telluride Nightfall Edition
Car review: 2022 Kia Telluride

By Larry Lark, contributor Big, bold and boxy, that’s the newly tweaked… Continue reading

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Overland
Car review: 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Overland

By Larry Lark, contributor With almost 30 years and four generations under… Continue reading

2022 Mini Cooper S 2-door. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2022 Mini Cooper S 2-door

By Larry Lark, contributor They don’t come around very often, but when… Continue reading