AppJobber

Mobile Microtasking  

Germany-based mobile microtasking platform active in over a dozen countries in Europe. Most jobs involve taking photos of items in specific places, e.g., sales displays in stores, and pay between € 1 and € 15.

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Registered Workers
"Hundreds of thousands" throughout Europe (2017)
Workers Are...
  • Self Employed
Payment Model
  • Payment per task
Languages
German
Signed Code of Conduct
Yes
Official Company Name
wer denkt was GmbH
Year Founded
Company founded 2010; platform launched 2011 (company operates other platforms as well)
Headquarters Location
Darmstadt, Germany
Subsidiaries
Other platforms operated by AppJobber parent wer denkt was GmbH include "Mängelmelder", used by city governments to enable citizen reporting of infrastructure problems; "Bürgerhaushalt", a citizen budget planning platform; and "Regalpreis", a service for checking store prices.
Management
Dr. Tobias Klug, Dr. Robert Lokaiczyk, Sven Mayer, Fausta Iarussi
Investors
Unknown
Number of Employees
At least 9
Transaction Volume
Unknown
Job Volume
Unknown
Official Website
http://appjobber.com
Worker Websites
No known worker websites.
Tips: websites@faircrowdwork.org
Platform Overview

AppJobber is a “place-based microtasking” platform, meaning that clients use the platform to find workers in particular places who are willing to complete place-based tasked for a (usually small) fee. Tasks often include taking photos of things in particular places, for example in-store displays, product prices, or infrastructure such as parking structures.

  • Quick Facts
    Registered Workers
    "Hundreds of thousands" throughout Europe (2017)
    Workers Are...
    • Self Employed
    Payment Model
    • Payment per task
    Languages
    German
    Signed Code of Conduct
    Yes
    Official Company Name
    wer denkt was GmbH
    Year Founded
    Company founded 2010; platform launched 2011 (company operates other platforms as well)
    Headquarters Location
    Darmstadt, Germany
    Subsidiaries
    Other platforms operated by AppJobber parent wer denkt was GmbH include "Mängelmelder", used by city governments to enable citizen reporting of infrastructure problems; "Bürgerhaushalt", a citizen budget planning platform; and "Regalpreis", a service for checking store prices.
    Management
    Dr. Tobias Klug, Dr. Robert Lokaiczyk, Sven Mayer, Fausta Iarussi
    Investors
    Unknown
    Number of Employees
    At least 9
    Transaction Volume
    Unknown
    Job Volume
    Unknown
    Official Website
    http://appjobber.com
    Worker Websites
    No known worker websites.
    Tips: websites@faircrowdwork.org
  • Platform Details

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  • Platform History

    Parent company wer denkt was GmbH (German for “Who Thinks What”) is a spin-off from the Multimedia Communications Lab at the Technical University of Darmstadt. The company also operates several online “citizen participation” platforms as well as “Regalpreis” (literally “Shelf Price”), a service based on AppJobber that allows clients to check in-store prices of goods, usually within 24 hours.

  • Business Model

    The platform charges the client a percentage of the task paid to the worker for each task, on the order of 40 to 50 percent.

  • Worker Classification

    Workers are self-employed.

  • Jobs and Clients

    General types of jobs:

    • Check map data
    • Take a picture in a particular place
    • Compare prices
    • Check that a given company exists at a given address
    • „Mystery shopping“ / Evaluate service provision in a given store
    • Check marketing, product placement, or promotional material for a given product in a given store
    • Check business hours
    • Market research (e.g. surveys delivered via phone)
    Example Jobs

    Example jobs from Frankfurt, Germany, and surrounding area, 2.-3. December 2015:

    • Take photos of parking structures, €1,00 each
    • Check vehicle (€3,00)
    • Check construction site, €1,00
    • Visit and rate clothing outlets, €3,00
    • Check the speed limit, €1,00
    • Check the direction of traffic flow, €1,00
    Example Clients

    TomTom (navigation data); Deutsche Bahn; Deutsche Telekom; Sony.

  • Work Process

    Clients post and price tasks, including a briefing and any necessary photos or other files, to the platform. Workers use the mobile phone app to find, choose, and complete jobs (i.e., taking and submitting photos). Clients may reject (decline payment for) unsatisfactorily submitted work, but workers may appeal rejections. Workers are not assigned jobs but may open the app at any time and pick jobs that interest them.

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    Ability to Refuse Payment Rejection: negative rating
    Rejection is allowed; no oversight. Worker is not paid for rejected work.
  • Change to Terms of Service: Change: positive rating
    Terms can be unilaterally changed by platform operator.
  • Warranty Warranty: negative rating
    No possibility to improve rejected work.
  • Contact with Employers Client Contact: positive rating
    No prohibition.
  • Contact with Workers Rejection: positive rating
    No prohibition.