Mobile crowdsourcing at Clickworker

03.09.2013

Can you really earn money with your smartphone? Yes you can! At Clickworker you can now process small tasks with your smartphone. We have developed a crowdsourcing app that enables clickworkers to use their smartphones to work on mobile crowdsourcing-projects and to upload pictures of POIs (points of interest.) For instance a task that involves taking pictures of several stores in a shopping street.

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Prerequisites

Clickworkers can process these tasks if they own a smartphone (android or iOS) with a camera and GPS functions, and live in one of the cities in which POIs are currently being searched for. And you have to install the app.

At present, the app is only available in German, but depending on the location of the order, it could be made available worldwide. This means that our clickworkers can work while they are on the go, and our customers can obtain or verify data from anywhere.

Availability

The current project is only available for clickworkers in Munich, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Magdeburg, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Potsdam and Cologne. To clickworkers, who can access the job, a token will be given after clicking on the available job in the workplace. Clickworkers from other contries can’t access the app at the moment. We will let you all know, as soon as new projects get available.


Organization of the project

An order package consists of 4-10 sites that are located within the same area so that several locations can be processed in succession. You will be paid per location and not per package.

Even if the store you are looking for does not exist anymore. In this case, you would simply send a picture and add a short comment.

Area of use

The app can potentially be used for many different types of orders. Here are a few examples of possible areas of use:

• Finding public locations

• Search for POIs, for instance restaurants and cinemas and take pictures of them

• Pictures of restaurants

• Pictures of menus

• Pictures of stores and buildings

• Pictures of storefronts and product placements

• Pictures of tourist attractions

• On-site verification of data such as addresses and geodata coordinates

• On-site quality and service tests



To give you a first-hand account, we conducted a short email interview with a clickworker who has already tried out the app.

    CW: Was the app easy to install? And how long did it take?

    Julia: Installing the app is simple and is just like installing any other app. Installation took about 5 minutes at the most. (Note from the editor, you have to wait for clearance and the package to be assigned)

    CW: How many separate tasks were in the order packages?

    Julia: There were approximately 4-10 locations per package.

    CW: How long it did take for you to process one order.

    Julia: It took about 10-20 minutes per location.

    CW: Were the locations close together?

    Julia: Yes. They were within a radius of approximately 2 km.

    CW: How long, on average, did it take to complete all the orders in one package?

    Julia: It depends on the volume of the package; about 2 hours.

    CW: Were there many locations that didn’t exist anymore? If yes, were you paid for them anyway?

    Julia: Yes, sometimes locations were closed down or didn’t exist anymore. But I just had to made a comment and add a picture as “evidence,” and then these locations were paid as well.

    CW: Is there anything you have to keep in mind when you work with the Clickworker app?

    Julia: You have to make sure that there aren’t any people in the picture. It’s better to avoid taking pictures during rush hour. And the quality of the pictures is definitely better if they are taken in the daylight.

    CW: Would you work with the app again?

    Julia: Definitely! Earning money while you take a walk isn’t too bad.


19 Kommentare

Karl Johan Kleist 03.09.2013, 20:20:39 Uhr

“Can I really earn money with my smartphone? No I can’t!”

Because humangrid GmbH doesn’t provide an app for Microsoft Windows Phone. Given your close relationship with Microsoft, I find this surprising to say the least.

Nancy Osgood 03.09.2013, 20:52:14 Uhr

How do I get this app? I am in the USA,but my phone can translate the german …Are there any projects in the USA at this time? I travel quite a bit and this would be fun to do…

mandy 04.09.2013, 10:03:44 Uhr

Dear Karl,

We have decided to start this kind of projects with two versions of the app that can be used by the majority of our clickworkers.
But don’t worry, as soon as the order position in this field is rising, we will set up another version of the app for Windows Phones as well.

Kind Regards

mandy 04.09.2013, 10:15:57 Uhr

Dear Nancy,

you can find the app in the Play Store or iTunes when you are looking for “Clickworker”. As the access is linked to the availability of tasks, it is only suitable for Germans in special cities right now.
We will let you know when new jobs get available for this app.

Kind regards

alexandra.kotthaus 04.09.2013, 11:08:48 Uhr

Wie kann ich eine Freischaltung zu diesem Projekt beantragen? Kann zwar die App runterladen, habe jedoch keinen Zugriff auf die Plattform.

Barbara 06.09.2013, 21:39:57 Uhr

Ich habe die App installiert, komme aber über den LogIn nicht hinaus, weil ich nach clickworker ID und TOKEN gefragt werde. Was bitte ist mein token? Mein clickworker Passwort jedenfalls nicht.

Jen 07.09.2013, 11:31:00 Uhr

Nancy, where can you work packages that are available? I’ve downloaded the app but no idea how to start.

Thomas 07.09.2013, 14:10:22 Uhr

Hallo
wann kann man denn da einsteigen? Ich hab die App runtergeladen, aber es wird ein Zugangscode verlangt. Wenn ich das richtig lese, ist das noch in der Testphase, oder?

Gruß
Thomas

Isy 08.09.2013, 13:31:23 Uhr

Ich kann die App im Playstore nicht finden.
Liegt es daran, dass ich aus Österreich kommen, oder was könnte der Grund sein?

Calvina vircelli 09.09.2013, 10:03:25 Uhr

I want to try this app. But they asked me for Token. What is the meaning of that?
Thanks!

mandy 10.09.2013, 12:52:49 Uhr

Liebe Clickworker

ich habe dem Artikel noch einen kurzen Absatz hinzugefügt, der alle relevanten Informationen bezüglich der Zugangsbedingungen zum aktuellen Projekt zusammenfasst.

Gruß
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Dear clickworkers,

I have added some additional information to the article, that may help you, to understand the conditions for the access to the current project a little bit better.

Kind Regards

Nick 26.09.2013, 02:25:12 Uhr

Hopefully this will get some tasks for us in the us soon ! seems like a great improvement

Dijon 29.09.2013, 13:22:29 Uhr

Äh, der Job ist sehr interessant. Ich wohne auch in einer Stadt in der Clickworker für diesen Job gesucht werden. Aber leider leider besitze ich ein WINDOWS PHONE. Bitte sorgt nicht irgendwann sondern umgehend für eine entsprechende App!!!!! Danke.

nico 23.10.2013, 15:27:50 Uhr

Hi,
we are currently in Kiel. There is not the possibility of modifying these restrictions:
The current project is only available for clickworkers in Munich, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Magdeburg, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Potsdam and Cologne.
Thank you
Greetings

João Cerca 29.10.2013, 13:59:01 Uhr

Hi!

I’m living in Düsseldorf and I would like to access Clickworker mobile App, but I can’t pass through the 1st menu. My login doesn’t work for Clickworker ID and I don’t know how to get the Token.

Greetings

Jana Rademacher 29.10.2013, 14:42:24 Uhr

Hi NIco,
we are working on expanding the project, but I can’t promise any changes soon.

Jana Rademacher 29.10.2013, 14:45:23 Uhr

Hi João,
to get to the app you need to click on the job (in your workplace). By doing so you will also get the token. If you don’t see the job in your list or you still have problems, please send us an email at help@clickworker.com

Tina 20.11.2013, 10:12:56 Uhr

Hallo!
Durch eine Anzeige bei der Arbeitsagentur bin ich zufällig auf “Wir suchen Handyfotografen” gestoßen. Da am Ende der Anzeige zusätzlich als Arbeitsort “Essen” stand, lud ich mir die App herunter. Dann erkannte ich, nach Aufklärung googles was denn ein token sei und dass dieses Projekt nicht in Essen stattfindet, sondern dass der Firmensitz in Essen ist. Wie dumm von mir!
Ich finde es wirklich schade, dass clickworker anhand ihres Wohnsitzes ausgewählt werden. Immerhin gibt es Leute, die viel im Ruhrgebiet pendeln (privat, beruflich, etc.). Außerdem wäre es vielleicht auch sinnvoll, Essen in dieses Projekt- Gebiet mit aufzunehmen.
Tja, und dann noch diese Festlegung auf IOS und Android…. wieder mein Fehler, denn scheinbar sollte ich zum anstehenden Vertragswechsel lieber ein IOS- System wählen, als das angepeilte FOTO (!!!)- Handy von Nokia mit Windows- Betriebssystem…. wie dumm von mir….
Ich habe mich wirklich über die Anzeige gefreut und dachte, dass ich so zusätzlich dringend benötigtes Geld verdienen kann. Ich hoffe, dass meine Heimatstadt, auf welche man ja reduziert wird, alsbald in den clickworker- Kreis aufgenommen wird. Dann evtl noch eine App für windows- phones, das wäre ja fast wie Weihnachten.
Mit besten Grüßen.

Martin 17.04.2014, 16:45:06 Uhr

Hallo,
würde gerne am Crowdsourcing per Smartphone teilnehmen, bekomme jedoch den Auftrag dazu nicht im Workplace angezeigt. Woran liegt das?

Vielen Dank,
Gruß,
Martin