Google starts testing Task Mate app, allowing users to earn money

The Android maker, Google has started testing its ‘Task Mate’ app in India. The new app rewards users for completing small tasks. Instead of Play Store credits, this app promises to pay users in their local currency.

Task Mate app was first spotted by a Reddit user on the Play Store. The app is currently available as an Early Access, limited to selected testers through the referral system. The app will allow users to complete nearby tasks for money.

The app creates an economy for users where they can earn cash by completing tasks. Users can cash out their earnings by linking an e-wallet account to the app. The app will offer two types of tasks – Sitting or Field Tasks.

The field tasks include users going to a location shown in pin and taking a photo of the shopfront when they reach the place. Google collects data from such tasks to improve mapping service and bring local businesses online.

The sitting tasks will include freelance assignments such as transcribing sentences or recording sentences shown on the app. The listings don’t go into any further details about the tasks. Google claims that these tasks will be simple and originate from businesses around the world.

The users will always have an option to participate in tasks that they are interested in. They can even decide to skip tasks if they want to. Google will offer an estimated time required to go to a place and complete any given task.