Google Testing Crowdsourcing App ‘Task Mate’ in India

Screenshots Courtesy u  ppatra

There are essentially three steps to using Task Mate, as written in the app description on Google Play: find tasks nearby, complete a task to begin earning, and cash out your earnings. As of now, there's no time limit for how long users can take to complete a task. On the app, users can also see the number of tasks completed, correctly done, under review, and user level.

Google Tasks Mate is being tested in India, and will let users earn money by doing simple tasks on their smartphones.

Google Task Mate is now available on an invite-only basis and there is no info saying how long it will be in beta.

The Task Mate app was first spotted by Reddit user u/ppatra (via 9to5Google) on the Google Play Store.

"Task Mate is a beta app made by Google that provides access to a variety of simple tasks, posted by businesses around the world". As you can see in the attached screenshots, the app is now available in Early Access, and it's "limited to selected testers" through a referral system.

Based on the Play Store listing screenshots, these tasks can include basic things like photographing a storefront or recording yourself saying phrases like "how do I get to the nearest railroad station?"

According to the examples shared by Google, users can choose to perform various "Filed tasks" "Sitting tasks" that they are interested in or choose to skip tasks.

For payment purposes, you'll have to link an account with a third-party processor. The tasks, as per the report, are classified into two categories - Sitting tasks and Field tasks.

Google is no stranger to experimenting with odd new apps, but its latest one introduces a few more incentives than usual.

As of now, the equation between local business and Google is unclear. Each task shows how much they can pay you. Google does not seem to be in a mood to roll out the "Task Mate" Invitation Code to everyone. This leads us to believe that the company may launch Task Mate in other regions in the future.

One could critique that this is just one more way for Google to gather information.



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