The Gigwalk iPhone app just hit beta today and it allows companies big and small to create a mobile workforce for small tasks, or gigs.
For example, you could use the Gigwalk iPhone app to task someone to take a picture of a building for your website. The “Gigwalker” near the location you want the picture would be notified, they’d snap the picture, you’d get your photo and they’d get their payment. The gigs typically range from $3 to $90 and the basic account will only let you get photos while the pro account lets you get photos, questions and more.
“By transforming a growing legion of iPhone users into an on-demand mobile workforce, Gigwalk is creating a powerful new mobile economy where thousands of geographically distributed tasks can be completed in a matter of hours,” added Jeff Clavier, managing partner at SoftTech VC, in a prepared statement.
The Gigwalk iPhone app has already been used by TomTom to produce geo-tagged photographs of locations for its mapping business and the company raved about the service.
The service is live in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and Miami and the company promises more cities are coming soon. It’s also saying that Gigwalkers can earn up to $1,600 a month, so you may want to check it out.