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Need help around the house? There's an app for that

Monday - 5/23/2011, 4:48am  ET

WASHINGTON - Think it takes too much effort just to get off the couch? This app's for you.

If you're willing to run errands for a stranger, you can start raking in the cash with the free iPhone app AirRun. It's like a hyper-local Craigslist.

You scroll through the job postings -- ranging from convenience store or fast food runs, to mowing the lawn -- picking the one that works for you. Job seekers get a list of jobs close to them, and click to apply for the one they want right in the app, sending along their profile.

You can also post jobs with just a description, a location, and how much you'll pay.

There's even a rating system for the runners and seekers, which includes how often they've used the app, and how reliable others have found them.

WTOP's Max Smith contributed to this story. Follow WTOP on Twitter.

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