Chris Barry, the Boston entrepreneur behind an app for on-demand snow-shoveling, dreamed up the idea for Yeti when the city found itself pummeled by last winter's record snowfall.
Trudging through icy slushy piles and shoveling snow off cars and driveways before the morning commute was the region’s shared and repeated nightmare last winter. And Barry figured there was money to be made in taking care of the task, enabling smartphone-owners to clear their vehicles without getting off the couch, he told Metro in January.
But amid a warm and conspicuously snow-free follow-up season, Barry said this weekend he is delaying the launch of Yeti until next year.
“The weather hasn’t exactly been cooperating,” he wrote in an email. “Seems I picked a bad year for this.”