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Using your smartphone to make extra money. Gigwalk.

Techstination feature for Thursday, August 11, 2011

Using your smartphone to make extra money.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.    If you live in certain cities and have a smartphone, an iPhone 4 in particular,  you can put that mobile device to work.    A company called Gigwalk is paying people to use those smartphones for a variety of tasks.   CEO Ariel Seidman…

“And the type of gig could be something like a mapping company would say we need help verifying the accuracy of our maps.  And so we need you to go to this specific intersection and tell us whether there are any road restrictions there.   Are you allowed to make left hand turns.   An online local directory, something like a Menu Pages, could say we need photography of exteriors of businesses and we also need photography of menus of restaurants so we can make sure that our database is entirely complete.”

The Gigwalk app to get started is in Apple’s App Store.    You can find more info at   You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Mobile Devices