DUBAI- Task Spotting FZ-LLC, a Dubai-based tech startup just launched a revolutionary smartphone app that pays people in exchange for their feedback. The app leverages the concept of crowdsourcing to help businesses get retail information by connecting them with smartphone users who are willing to provide it.
The idea is simple; its network of app users (‘Spotters’) accept and complete ‘Missions’ at the places they go to everyday, like malls, retailers and restaurants, in exchange for cash rewards. These missions, which could range from mystery shopping to retail audits, typically only take a few minutes and can earn a Spotter anywhere from AED 10 to AED 75. Spotters can payout their rewards to their PayPal account, redeem them in cash at over 200 payment points in the UAE or donate them to a local charity.
“It’s a win-win situation” says Karim Aly, CEO and co-founder of Task Spotting. “Anyone can sign up to make some extra cash for something as simple as taking a picture of a supermarket shelf, and businesses on the other hand get a chance to see their retail environment through the eyes of their customers in real-time”.
Task Spotting is the first app of its kind in the Middle East. On why opting to launch the startup in the UAE, Walid Sherif, Head of Operations and co-founder says “There are the two things that are absolutely ubiquitous in the UAE; shopping and smartphones. Task Spotting aims to bridge them and unlock enormous value for both sides of the market. With the highest smart phone penetration in the world, the UAE was a natural choice”.
The company has already secured a number of anchor clients to pilot the platform and as of today, there are 300 missions available across the UAE.