iPhone App Lets You Be a Paid, Crowdsourced Field Agent

Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to be a paid ‘field agent’ for clients, using an iPhone. At least, that’s the objective of a new iPhone app, Field Agent, that crowdsources work via mobile platform, for clients who might need simple tasks done, including checking up on their brand placement in stores, snapping pics, and more. While there are some location-based hurdles to face, an app like this has great potential, particularly for digital nomads or anyone who is regularly mobile.

The idea behind Field Agent is a simple yet novel concept: get paid for ‘field’ jobs accepted and successfully completed, most of which relate to brand placement and competitor pricing. Here’s a summary of the iPhone app’s description: Clients post job requests, which agents learn of through “push notification” on their iPhone, or through SMS or email. Job requests are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and the first agent to accept a job has a two-hour time limit. Once the work is completed, the agent receives credit into their FieldAgent.net account. Accepted (i.e., accurate) work gets a “permanent” credit in terms of funds available for transfer to a PayPal account, within 48 hours. Keep in mind that clients will receive your GPS location with any data that you submit for a job, and any job not done as specified may not be credited.