Google launches TaskMate pilot project in Kenya

Google today launched TaskMate in Kenya as a crowdsourcing application that allows people to complete tasks through their smartphones to get paid and aims to fully mobilize the local growing gig economy. The technology giant said that after launching a one-year pilot in East Africa, it finally launched a test version of TaskMate and is preparing to introduce it to more markets on the African continent. At the same time, Google also hopes to promote it to international markets such as India.

TaskMate mobile App users can complete skilled and unfamiliar tasks for companies around the world, such as translation or photography-these tasks are released on the platform after Google has approved. As one of the more and more apps and services launched by Google, it includes a reward app that allows people to get paid by filling out surveys and local service advertisements, and these ads are designed to connect companies with nearby customers for a fee stand up.

  • TaskMate product experience Mike Knapp said: TaskMate officially launched today is also its first appearance in Africa and many other places around the world.
  • We first carried out a 1,000-person trial, during which they gave quite positive feedback, so now we have decided to move to the testing phase for more users.
  • We are currently looking for related companies and startups to jointly conduct experiments on the TaskMate platform to see how it can help solve related problems.

Companies that publish tasks on the platform can choose to provide them to a selected group of people or invite specific people to perform them. In Kenya, for example, TaskMate users can withdraw money on the mobile payment platform M-Pesa, which is operated by Safaricom, the largest telecom company in East Africa. As a crowdsourcing platform, TaskMate can simplify the assignment and completion of tasks for enterprises and organizations, and it is also an application that provides new opportunities for the Kenyan people.

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Whether it is community building or earning additional income, it is a promise that Google has made for Africa to build and promote digital transformation. At the same time, Google announced that it has issued US$10 million in loans to help small businesses in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa recover quickly after being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Google is issuing loans through the San Francisco-based non-profit lending organization Kiva, which is part of the $1 billion it said it would invest in Africa two weeks ago.
  • Related investment also includes a submarine fiber optic cable connecting Africa and Europe through South Africa, Namibia, Nigeria and St. Helena.
  • With the development of the digital economy, it is expected that by 2025, it will provide faster Internet and create approximately 1.7 million jobs in Nigeria and South Africa.

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