Google is Testing ‘Task Mate’ App for sourcing Information

has been reportedly testing a new app in a closed beta. The app is called  and it’s kind of like Google Opinion Rewards, but a bit more involved.

Essentially, Google Opinion rewards will passively ask question based on recent purchases, or the use of recent Google products like , , and . In exchange for answering these questions, you’re rewarded 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.

“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.

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

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