[Special Guest and these other apps] remove some of the risk — the Craigslist risk, if you will — of having to guess whether or not the person that shows up at your place is going to be qualified.
The app itself was built to mimic what would happen if you had a manager.
He’s pretty transparent — what you see is what you get with Coach. I love working with all those guys; all the people I work with on that show are personal friends of mine, so whenever the camera comes on it just feels like I’m getting paid to hang out with my friends.
If he knows he’s wrong, he’ll admit it and his wall will come down. DW: I never really got to do too many episodes with Lamorne [Morris’s] character, Winston.
And then at the end of the day, we do rely on the community — the people in the app who are booking talent and posting their talent profiles — to rate one another.
KJ: The app was built to automate a lot of that quality control.
So I’ll just give you a quick example: If you’re talent and you come into the app, we walk you through the profile setup [and one step] is to verify your identity and make sure that in fact you are who you say you are.
Kristopher Jones: Really our mission is to make it easier and more affordable for anyone to do this.
If you think of apps like Uber, Airbnb, and others, it’s tough to envision these types of apps within the Craigslist model.