I found out about Roamler in 2011 via the Springwise new business start-up newsletter (ww.springwise.com). I signed up immediately and was one of the first 50 uk users. I was already very familiar with gps apps and crowdsourcing and Roamler was of great interest to me as it brings the two together with an easy to use, graceful interface and you can actually earn money from the tasks that you do!
All tasks are moderated by friendly staff (I actually don’t even think of them as staff, more like other users with moderation duties) and I always get a personalised response – quite unusual in my opinion from an app of this type.
Initially, I imagined that there wouldn’t have many UK tasks available as the app had Dutch roots so I was surprised to find more than enough to keep me going. In fact, I’m very impressed with the variety and quantity of the tasks available and also with the encouragement to the user to keep things fresh and creative, many apps stale over time so it’s great to know there is some quality control. As a user, I can also rate an app after I’ve completed it which I think is a very important feature as Roamler staff can then hear straight from the horses mouth which tasks we enjoy more than others.
Roamler has now become part of my daily routine – when I go somewhere new, I used to check in on Facebook but now the first thing I do is check Roamler to see if there’s a task nearby!
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