Google is literally involved in everything. I’m usually highly critical of a company when they get involved in so much as I feel like it can become diluted. So far, this has yet to happen with Google. (And I will let you know when I think they do) Now, they are getting into the survey reward business. I should say, they have been in this business for a year or so with Android users, but now the app is now available on iOS. The Internet has no shortage of survey reward websites, promising to pay users for their effort. So why wouldn’t Google get in on this?
Google announced the launch of its Opinion Rewards iOS app, which was essentially just letting iPhone users know its available. You will need a PayPal account to sign up for the service, and it will need to be linked to the app before you can start earning. According to Google, more than 10 million Android users have already installed the app.
The big difference between the Android version and the iOS version is how you get paid. Android users get paid with Google Play credits. Which is pretty good, if you ask me. At least it can go towards something you are likely already spending money on. But iOS users actually get cold hard cash, and it goes into their PayPal account. A major downside is that it’s only available to users in the United States. What’s up with that Google? You do have users in other countries you know. Google has more than 3 million surveys every week. You can skip an offered survey whenever you want, without penalty.
The surveys released for Android users have asked questions like what Project Ara’s modules should cost. Or what Android “N” should be named. Google has spent the last few years slowly rolling out Opinion Rewards (for Android users) across various countries. Let’s hope they plan to do that with their iOS app as well.
Google notes that all surveys take less than 30 seconds to complete. Once finished, users will receive a $1 deposit to a linked PayPal account. The surveys cover a variety of topics including – TV shows you like or apps you may have used. Users will receive a push notification when a new survey is available and be given the option to skip or accept it. Where can I sign up?
Honestly, are there any downsides to this? Other than it only being available in the United States, I can’t see any. Google announced the app by saying this:
“When there’s a survey ready for you, we’ll send a notification. Answer when it’s convenient for you — maybe while you’re waiting for the train or in line at the post office. You’ll earn up to $1 for each completed survey, which you’ll receive via your linked PayPal account. Not interested in answering a particular survey? No problem. You can skip any surveys you don’t want to answer.
More than 10 million Android users have already downloaded the Google Opinion Rewards app, and we send out more than 3 million surveys every week.
Get the new iOS version of Google Opinion Rewards in the App Store now (U.S. only). Once you have the app, you’ll get a notification whenever we’ve got a survey ready for you. It’s that easy!”