In a world where check-in apps are as plentiful as the phones they are installed on, it takes something special to make it worthwhile to download one. Check-in apps can be seriously annoying for those who could care less about that. But what if an app could so more than simply tell your friends where you are at the moment when they may or may not really care? Well WeReward has filled that role and has recently launched their Android app. Not only is it a check-in app but also a way for businesses to advertise themselves and drive business their way and a way for you to get paid while checking in. How does this work? Take a look at the video below.
But because of the way they have arranged it, businesses also profit from it by offering points to visit there and make a purchase. How does this happen?
I see this as an excellent way to take merely bugging your friends with you location and what you are doing, to a place where you can get paid to do the same thing. Actually this is a tool that will allow you and business owners to receive rewards. It will not only return you money that you spent, which you would probably spend anyway, but it will also allow the business owner to compete for your business over other business by offering you more points to come there.
You can follow them on twitter @wereward for more updates as well.
See Full PR below:
WeReward Launches Android OS Version
Get Paid to Check- In: WeReward’s new platform enhances social features, leverages customer experiences
ORLANDO, Fla., July 12 /PRNewswire/ — WeReward (http://www.wereward.com), a mobile incentive platform that pays consumers cash for the actions they take in the real world, officially unveils its Android application today. The new application offers enhancements aimed at advertisers and consumers and comes one month after the launch of the original iPhone version.
“Consumers have been begging for an Android OS version of WeReward since its launch,” said Ted Murphy, CEO of IZEA, parent company of WeReward. “We wanted to respond quickly by providing them with an application with that has enhanced features, including some that are not currently available in the iPhone version.”
WeReward now offers a mobile client for approximately 40 percent of the smart phone market. By making the platform available to the Android, WeReward enters into the fastest growing OS among smart phones, with nearly 10 percent market share at the end of Q1 2010. BlackBerry users can also expect to have the access to the WeReward application within the next eight weeks, giving WeReward the ability to tap into 75 percent of the total mobile marketplace.
The WeReward Android application brings expanded social features, allowing users to see who has frequented a location along with the images captured at that business.
“People enjoy discovering new places to eat, shop and have fun,” said Murphy. “When customers share the great experiences that they are having with a product or business, the probability of additional exposure and organic word-of-mouth marketing increases significantly. With this additional exposure, advertisers can further leverage the WeReward platform and drive new customers from a heightened social media presence.”
Android users can download the application from the Android Market on their mobile device. Advertisers can visit www.wereward.com to claim their business.
IZEA is a world leader in social media sponsorship, operating multiple marketplaces such as WeReward, SponsoredTweets, and SocialSpark. Our mission is to empower everyone to value and exchange content, creativity and influence. IZEA is venture funded by Inflexion Partners, Village Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and DFJ Gotham Ventures.