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Winnipeg students create on-demand snow shoveling app, will partner with Hire-A-Refugee

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A new app created by two University of Manitoba students is being called the “Uber of snow shoveling.” Launched in partnership with the Hire-a-Refugee organization, the app is free to download – Nov 27, 2018

A new app created by a pair of University of Manitoba students is being called the “Uber of snow shoveling.”

OnTheStep, developed by students Alex Shao and Buhle Mwanza, is an on-demand snow clearing app. Launched Sunday in partnership with the Hire-a-Refugee organization, the app is free to download and doesn’t require homeowners to sign any contracts.

“The app allows customers to request on-demand snow removal from their work desk or while on vacation,” said Mwanza.

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Hire-a-Refugee will supply workers to support the app.

“Buhle and I are aware of the great work they’ve done,” said Shao. “We’re looking forward to working together as a team.”

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OnTheStep is available on Google Play and in the App Store.

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