A new cool application has hit Apple’s AppStore during the weekend. It’s called Field Agent and it’s a joint venture project between Mill Creek Software and NorthStar Partnering Group, based in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
The app’s main pitch is that it helps iPhone users make money. Here’s how it works:
First, there is a server component at www.fieldagent.net that is visited by clients and agents. There, they post local job requirements, which are then shown in the Field Agent iPhone app. It’s that easy and we like it!
Bare in mind that we’re talking about simple information gathering tasks, that are usually paid between $2 and $8. Among the jobs listed in the press release are retail pricing and display information check, event images, photos of items for sale, and consumer surveys that can be completed anywhere an iPhone can be used.
In addition to the answer provided, Field Agent for iPhone also transmits some other information back to clients such as agent history, GPS location, time and date stamps and photo confirmations — all of this are used for verification purposes.
As I said, I like the idea and I’m looking forward to see some early figures – whether people and companies actually use Field Agent and what are the benefits.
Field Agent (FREE) [iTunes link]