Smartphone Survey Apps
It's all well and good being able to take surveys from the comfort of your own home but many of us just don't have the time. To help solve this problem and allow you to take surveys no matter where you are or at what time of day, many market research sites have launched their own apps. As well as being extremely convenient paid survey apps are a great way for you to earn some easy extra money.
At this time they are available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod on the app store, on Android on the Play Store or on Blackberry via Blackberry's App World. Some of these apps may also be available for other smartphones such as Windows 8 in the future.
Survey applications allow you to get paid for answering questions on your mobile device. Taking surveys on your phone will not earn you a fortune but could easily help to pay towards your mobile bill each month.
The following is a list of the most popular survey apps that will pay you money or other rewards for your time and efforts. As well as market research sites we've also listed other ways that you can earn money through mobile apps such as mystery shopping and barcode scanning.
List of Paid Survey Apps That Will Pay You Cash or Other Rewards
iPoll App - iPoll are one of the world's biggest market research sites. They have recently launched their new website and smartphone app which enable mobile users to take surveys on the move. You can sign up via their website, get $5 (£3.50) free and then download the iPoll app from the iPhone / iPad App Store or via Android's Google Play Store. When you login for the first time simply use your website username and password and you'll be ready to start taking surveys. To earn money you can either answer questions when you are invited via notifications on your phone or take local polls. Local polls are short questionnaires which use the GPS on your mobile to survey you about businesses in your local area. You can also complete missions such as checking into a shop, scanning a barcode, recording a video or taking a picture of a product. These missions pay much higher and you can often earn as much as £5+ each. As soon as you have $35 (£25) in your account either through the website or on your phone you can can cash out and your money is sent to your Paypal account.
SavvyConnect - SavvyConnect is a new and exclusive market research panel that is operated by one of the biggest research companies in the world, SurveySavvy. To get started you need to download the software or app for your PC, Smartphone or Tablet. Once this is downloaded and installed you will start earning cash from them for doing very little! The data from the app is used to find out how people are using the Internet so they can create a better experience for everyone else. For keeping the app installed for 30 days you will receive cash to your account. As part of the exclusive SavvyConnect Panel you will also receive other research opportunities where you can earn more money. Once you have just $1 (65p) in your account you can request a payment which is sent in as little as 1 week.
Toluna - The survey community that allows you to test products and take surveys for cash and vouchers has recently launched their own mobile app. By registering at Toluna then downloading the Android or iPhone / iPad app
you can make extra money on the move by taking long surveys. You can also post videos and pictures to let the community see what they think of them using their thumbs up and battle features.
MySurvey iConnect Panel - MySurvey is owned by Lightspeed Research who have millions of panel members all around the world. They do have a mobile panel called iConnect where you are paid cash to answer survey questions sent by text or through a web page on your Smartphone's browser. To join iConnect you must join MySurvey via the website and then wait for an invite. Around 10,000 people in the UK are already registered for the panel and many more are added each week.
One Poll - One Poll is a UK survey panel that currently has over 100,000 members. You earn cash for your views which is later paid direct to your Paypal or bank account. They have recently launched their iPhone app so after registering on the website you can download it and take their surveys whilst you are out and about. They pay around 50p - £1.50 a time, in comparison to just 10p - 20p on their site.
Mobrog - Mobrog is a market research app where you are paid in cash for giving your opinion. It is currently available on the app store, Blackberry app world and Google's play store. They currently pay on average between 50p and £3 for each short questionnaire that you fill in. Once you have earned enough money in your account you can cash out and it is sent hassle free to your Paypal account.
Surveys on the Go - Surveys on the Go is a market research tool that is only available to mobile users. It can currently be downloaded from the App Store or via Google Play, they state that it will be available on Blackberry and Windows 8 in the near future. By downloading it you can give your opinions about various topics and issues by answering questions. You get to choose the categories you are interested in which include sports, media, technology, politics, news, entertainment or business. When a paid survey becomes available you will be sent a notification on your phone. Once you have accumulated just $10 in your account you can cash out.
NPolls - NPolls is owned by a company that specializes in market research using mobile phones. NPolls is a worldwide Smartphone application that allows users to give their opinions on a huge range of different topics. The polls that you will be invited to take part in only use have around 5 - 15 questions so are extremely quick to fill in, a typical poll will earn you around $0.20. Once you have completed 50 polls you will be sent a $10 reward.
Field Agent - The Field Agent app allows iPhone users to earn money for completing simple tasks such as taking a photo in a shop, answering questions or completing an online survey. You will be paid between £1 - £5 for each small project that you take part in, after the project has been completed you money will be sent within a couple of days to your Paypal account.