Streetspotr

Mobile Microtasking  

Germany-based mobile microtasking platform active in several European countries.

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Registered Workers
more than 500,000
Workers Are...
  • Self Employed
Payment Model
  • Payment per task
Languages
German, English, 14 other languages
Signed Code of Conduct
Yes
Official Company Name
Streetspotr GmbH
Year Founded
2011
Headquarters Location
Nuremberg, DE
Subsidiaries
None known
Management
Dorothea Utzt, Co-Founder & CEO; Werner Hoier, Co-Founder & CTO
Investors
Initially self-financed. First financing round was concluded in 2013, "high six-figure sum financed by local angel investors Tobias Hiltl and Stefanie Rölz as well as ERP-Startfonds [start-up fund of the government-owned development bank] KfW[1][2]
Number of Employees
Unknown
Transaction Volume
Unknown
Job Volume
Unknown
Official Website
https://streetspotr.com/
Worker Websites
No known worker websites.
Tips: websites@faircrowdwork.org
Platform Overview

Based in Nuremberg and Berlin,[3] Streetspotr offers “retail intelligence,” “shopper insights,” “private workforce,” and “digital merchandising” for large companies who sell products through third-party stores.[4] Through their platform, companies can leverage the “power of the crowd,” to do things like check their product’s placement, presentation, and stock levels at hundreds of stores over very short periods of time.[5]

As described on their website, they offer companies: “500,000+ people armed with their smartphones, ready to report and feed back. Globally.”[6]

Workers are paid for completing “microjobs” that involve things like taking photos of product placement in local stores.

Streetspotr was one of the original three signatories to the Code of Conduct, signing the first version in 2015.[7]

  • Quick Facts
    Registered Workers
    more than 500,000
    Workers Are...
    • Self Employed
    Payment Model
    • Payment per task
    Languages
    German, English, 14 other languages
    Signed Code of Conduct
    Yes
    Official Company Name
    Streetspotr GmbH
    Year Founded
    2011
    Headquarters Location
    Nuremberg, DE
    Subsidiaries
    None known
    Management
    Dorothea Utzt, Co-Founder & CEO; Werner Hoier, Co-Founder & CTO
    Investors
    Initially self-financed. First financing round was concluded in 2013, "high six-figure sum financed by local angel investors Tobias Hiltl and Stefanie Rölz as well as ERP-Startfonds [start-up fund of the government-owned development bank] KfW[1][2]
    Number of Employees
    Unknown
    Transaction Volume
    Unknown
    Job Volume
    Unknown
    Official Website
    https://streetspotr.com/
    Worker Websites
    No known worker websites.
    Tips: websites@faircrowdwork.org
  • Platform Details

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  • Platform History

    Streetspotr was founded in 2011 in Germany. Today, they work “from three locations in Europe with partners and networks around the globe.”[8]

    In 2016, Streetspotr was awarded new funding and mentoring through marketing firm Publicis Group. At that time, they expanded their reach by 20 countries, to now include 24 countries: “Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Bulgaria Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Greece, Croatia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary.” They also offer services through a partner in the US.[9]

  • Business Model

    According to a 2014 post on förderland, Streetspottr pays two thirds of its fees directly to crowd workers, and retains one third for itself.[10]

  • Worker Classification

    Workers are self-employed.

  • Jobs and Clients

    Microjobs typically consist of a set of short questions about a product in a nearby store. For example, a worker might be asked to check yes or no if a product is available, give their own subjective rating of it, and take three photos of it on the shelf.[11]

    More examples of Streetspotr projects can be founds on the cases page of their website: https://streetspotr.com/cases/.

    Screenshots of the app and sample tasks can also be found in the listing pages for the Streetspottr app on the Apple iTunes Store and Google Play Store.

    Example Clients

    Clients advertised on the Streetspotr homepage include[12]:

    • Ferrero
    • Procter & Gamble
    • Nestle
    • Müller
    • Paulaner
    • Activision / Blizzard
    • RedBull
    • Warner Brothers
    • LG Corporation
  • Work Process
    Clients

    Streetspotr has a self-service interface for small clients. Jobs posted by clients to the self-service interface are checked by Streetspotr staff before being published. Results are also checked before being returned to clients. Streetspotr will advise clients on designing microjobs and preparing briefings on request.

    Workers

    For freelance crowdworkers using the Streetspottr app, money is earned for each “microjob.” Workers sign up for Streetspottr after downloading the mobile app to an iPhone or Android device. Inside the app, workers can see available microjobs on a map, and choose to accept microjobs that they want to do.

    Workers have a short time period, e.g. 12 hours, to complete a task after accepting it. Most submitted work is reviewed by Streetspotr employees; some clients however may review the work themselves. Work is generally reviewed within 2 (at absolute most 7) days. After review and approval, workers can request a fund disbursement, and earnings are then transferred to workers via PayPal within 30 business days.[13]

    Notably, when Spots are rejected, workers do have an opportunity to re-do them:

    If your Spot got rejected, you can correct it within a defined period of time. In order to do this, go to “My Jobs” and click on “Correct Spot” at the bottom of the particular Spot. You can also always look at the results of your Spot at the top right under “Results”. Your correction will then be checked again.[14]

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    Ability to Refuse Payment Rejection: positive rating
    Clients must provide a written reason for rejection (nonpayment).
  • Change to Terms of Service: Change: negative rating
    Not regulated.
  • Warranty Warranty: positive rating
    Rejected work can be performed again.
  • Contact with Employers Client Contact: positive rating
    No prohibition.
  • Contact with Workers Rejection: positive rating
    No prohibition.