Google testing a new app called ‘Task Mate’ to crowdsource business information and voice recordings

Ricky, 24 November 2020

As first reported by 9to5Google, a new app is being tested in a closed beta. The Google-made app is called “Task Mate” and it’s kind of like Google Opinion Rewards, but a bit more involved.

Basically, Google Opinion rewards will passively ask question based on recent purchases, or the use of recent Google products like Gmail, Google Assistant, and YouTube. In exchange for answering these questions, you’re rewarded Google Play credit that can be used towards Play Store apps or subscriptions.

Task mate takes it a step further and asks users to perform more involved tasks in exchange for a rewards balance that can be cashed out. The app is currently invite-only in India and the tasks range from taking photos of a nearby restaurant, asking survey questions, and verifying translations from English to Hindi.

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You will be paid in local currency for the tasks that you complete accurately and you will need an account with a third party payments processor. When you are ready to cash out, simply register your e-wallet or account with our payment partner in our app, then visit your profile page and hit the “cash out” button. You can then withdraw your earnings in your local currency.”

There are “field” and “sitting” tasks, the latter of which can be done at home. Users can earn rewards by recording sentences or transcribing sentences, likely to help Google understand the nuances of Indian English speakers.

Currently, the app is in Beta and only open to those with an invitation code.

SourceVia • Task Mate on Play Store


Reader comments

The situation with Google is, they're now a necessary evil. I use it, but only for my job purposes, and I have no choice there, because everyone is on it. Once I go rich, I'll never have one product with Google in it. My restored 808...

Did you seriously write this from your Apple product, activated by Gmail? Hmm

Sounds a bit like the Amazon Mechanic Turk, just now including tasks outside. Don't expect to roll in money.

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