Today is the first day of meteorological winter!

We hope you haven’t gotten too comfortable with the warm autumn that we’ve had across the country.

Winter is coming – and it’s going to be cold!

Latest weather forecasts are projecting that winter is going to very cold, and potentially very snowy.

If you haven’t prepared already, now is the time to buy a snow shovel and ice melt. Below are some links to ones we recommend. If you are a snow shoveler on the Shovler platform, you should consider buying some gear too.

Suncast SC1350 18-Inch Snow Shovel/Pusher Combo with Wear Strip, Green

Ice Melt for families with pets – Larger 10-lb Size – Safe for use as a snow and ice melter on driveways and sidewalks – Easy-Shake container

If you haven’t done so already, make sure to download the latest version of the Shovler App and remember to use it when you need to hire a snow shoveler!

Shovler operates throughout North America. If you need to hire a snow shoveler in New York City, Denver, Milwaukee, Chicago, Buffalo, Rochester, or anywhere else, we got you covered!

First Snowfall in Denver! (When will it begin to snow in my state?)

Today saw the first significant snowfall in Denver, Colorado for the 2017-2018 season. Most of the snow didn’t stick to the pavement though due to the 70-degree heat over the last couple of days.

We’re sure many of you are wondering: When will it begin to snow in my state?

This nifty chart does a good job of showing when the first snowfall of the season usually happens throughout the USA.

 

First date of snowfall by date

It’s important to recognize that the first snowfalls in each state obviously differ based on the elevations within the state. The whitest/grayest areas, indicating the earliest snowfalls, are along the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains as one would expect.

The good news is that the Shovler App continues to add shovelers in areas throughout Colorado such as Aurora, Englewood, Wheat Ridge, Denver, Fort Collins, and the list goes on.

Remember to share your individualized promo codes within the app in order to earn credits to be used in the app and find more snow shoveling jobs.

We are looking forward to the next big storm!

Announcing the Newest Release of the Shovler App!

We are happy to announce that we just uploaded the newest version of the  Shovler App for the 2017-2018 winter season!

Last season, we received lots of feedback from users, and tried to incorporate as much as possible into this version. We fixed bugs, increased security, updated the terms of service, revamped the payments, and added lots of new features including GPS tracking of shovelers, and chat integration.

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If you have the old version of the app, please make sure to download the updated version from the App Store and Play Store, as the old version will no longer work.

In order to learn more about the new version of Shovler, and see more screenshots, please see our latest Medium post.

We chose to upload it today so that we would be ready for the snowfall today in Montana! We have snow shovelers registered throughout Montana including Great Falls, Billings, Missoula, Bozeman, and Helena.

 

September Snow in Montana!

It looks like snow season has begun in the U.S.A, at least in the mountains. According to news reports, “Rain at lower elevations and snow at higher elevations is expected to continue through Saturday.”

Even though this is snow is only in the mountains, it has still got us excited! We hope you are too!

We will be releasing the latest Shovler App in the very near future.

Stay tuned for details!

Farmer’s Almanac: Snow Season 2017-2018 May be Cold and Snowy for Some Areas

We hope you have been having a great summer and are enjoying the warm weather!

We just wanted to let you know that the Farmer’s Almanac was just published, and it’s forecasting a cold and snowy winter for the 2017-2018 winter season for some parts including the Northeast.

While we don’t know how accurate the Farmer’s Almanac is, we just wanted to let you know that we are hard at work improving the Shovler App for this upcoming season.

We have been working over the last 6 months to improve the user experience and add features that we believe are necessary to offer the best snow removal app experience.  We think that users and snow shovelers will find the app to be even more useful this next winter.

Even though you’re likely not excited about a potentially cold and snowy winter, we just want to let you know that we are hard at work preparing to make it a bit more manageable.

Huge Potential Snow Storm on the Way!

In case you haven’t heard yet, there is a huge snow storm brewing for the east coast. They are expecting it to hit Monday night through Tuesday night and some meteorologists are estimating that this could be one of the top 5 largest snow storms to ever hit the east coast in March!

Shovler sent out an email to subscribers recently asking for feedback on the app, as we expected that the snowy season was winding down. Well, I guess we were wrong!

We just wanted to let you know that we will definitely be operating this storm. Make sure to download the app from the Google Play store or the App Store if you haven’t already.

Shovler is the largest snow shoveling app, and the easiest, most convenient way to order a snow shoveler. It also makes it easy for snow shovelers to find snow shoveling jobs nearby.

If you have any questions – email us at admin at shovler dot com.

 

Upcoming Snow Storm Niko! Shovler is ready!

We are expecting a large snow storm for the east coast later this week – and we here at Shovler are ready!

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If you are interested in shoveling snow for this upcoming storm, register as a snow shoveler now! We look very carefully at where we have registered snow shovelers  – with active Stripe accounts – and then market accordingly.

Oh yeah – and check out some of the cool Shovler gear we got as a gift!

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Shovler Continues to Grow!

We have been too busy with the recent snow storms that we haven’t had time to even update the blog!

We just wanted to let everyone know that we are still operating and continue to complete jobs throughout the country. We have now completed jobs in 7 states and 2,500 snow shovelers registered on the platform!

The media attention that we are getting has also been amazing. This week we were featured or mentioned in the NY Post, CNBC, NBC News, ABC, and other news outlets. We really appreciate the attention we have been getting and hope that we can continue to live up to the hype!

Right now we are focused on making sure that users have the best experience possible. We have received feedback from several users that they are having trouble with the autofill in the maps. We have our tech team working on this and plan to upload a new version of the app ASAP with this issue fixed.

For the time being, if you are having problems with the autofill, you can still move the pin on the map to the location that you need done. Yes it is tedious, but it works. Just zoom out and then zoom into the location that you want done.

It looks like we have a little quiet before the next snow storm. During the meantime, Snow shovelers, please sign up your Stripe accounts! If you want to confirm that your Stripe account works before the first snow storm to ensure that all payments go through – please email as at admin at Shovler dot com to setup a time to do so.

 

Opening Operations in Colorado!

Today marked our first day operating in Colorado!

We originally weren’t going to focus much on this state, as it already has a very significant snow infrastructure, but we decided to give it a test run today anyways due to the major snowfall last night.

We were amazed at the demand for the app both from people in need of snow removal and snow shovelers looking for work. Hundreds of people have downloaded the app in Colorado over the last 24 hours.

Most of the jobs that have been completed so far on the Shovler App have been in the larger Denver area, and the average wait time for a snow shoveler to accept a job was under 2 hours.

We have been seeing lots of snow shovelers registering in Colorado Springs and Boulder too, and once we see many of them with Stripe accounts we will market more heavily in those areas.

Overall, today has been an exciting day for Shovler and we are happy to now be serving major cities in Colorado.

For those of you that have been happy using the app, please share the word on social media! The more jobs and snow shovelers we have registered, the more useful the app will be in the future.

Update:

The Gazette took note of our launch in Colorado Springs and Denver today!