Google has launched a new application called Task Mate in India. Through the new application, the company will provide small random tasks to users and once the task is complete, the application will pay a certain amount to the user.
The application is available on the Google Play Store for users to install. However, the app is still in beta and new users will only be able to join through the use of referral codes. Google has, in the application’s description, mentioned that the new app is only limited to selected testers at the moment. They have advised users to only install the app if they have the referral code.
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Task Mate is an application made by Google which provides access to a variety of simple tasks, posted by businesses around the world. For example, take a photo of a nearby restaurant, answer survey questions about your preferences, or help translate sentences from English to your local language.
The user can participate in tasks that they are interested in, or choose to skip tasks. According to the app description, the given tasks can be completed any time, from anywhere. The tasks will be assigned in accordance with the user’s location. Google will also provide the estimated time required to go to a place and complete the given tasks. According to a report by 9to5Google, the tasks will be divided into two parts, Sitting tasks or Field tasks.
Once the task is completed accurately, the user will be paid in their local currency. In the next step, the user will need an account with a third-party payments processor. Whenever he/she is ready to cash out, they’ll simply have to register their e-wallet or account with Google’s payment partner in their app, then visit the profile page and hit the “cash-out” button.
The concept of this app is similar to the Google Opinion Rewards app which is currently up on the Play Store for all the users. Opinion Rewards app allows users to earn rewards as Play Store credit by answering survey questions for Google. Users can utilize these rewards credits in Google Play Store purchases, Play Movies, and Play Books. Notably, this money is not transferable to users’ personal accounts.
However, the Task Mate is different from the Opinion Rewards app. It is not based around surveys rater, the app asks you to perform tasks like:
- Take photos of shopfronts
- Record clips of certain phrases
- Transcribe sentences
- Check shop details, and more
The most important feature of the app is that it will send the reward money to your bank account in a local currency, so Indian users will get rewards money in Indian Rupee. The rewards money will be collected in the app and users can transfer it to their e-wallet account or with an in-app payment partner with a simple click. The e-wallet account will be registered during the setup process.
The Google Task Mate app is currently available for download and installation on the Google Play store, but the app is in a beta version. Notably, the app is only available for use on an invite-basis, which means it’s not available for use for everyone. We have also tried installing the app and using it but the app is seeking an invite code. The company is yet to reveal when the beta testing is going to be over and the public version will be up for everyone to use.