Offerpal Announces New Way To Gain In-Game Virtual Currency: Online Tasks

OfferPal – the social media advertising and monetization company that allows users to gain virtual currency by participating in offers, surveys and more – has announced a new method of monetization: Tasks. Specifically, they are utilizing Amazon’s Mechanical Turk artificial intelligence system to source the tasks. Amazon’s MT system enables people to do small tasks that can’t be completed by computers themselves, and the broker of the transaction (here, Offerpal), receives a bit of compensation for the task.

Specifically, users that engage with Offerpal will now see an option to use Offerpal Tasks, which will present them the option of signing in with their Amazon login. The method here, which is evidenced by the screenshots, is that users will gain real-money through their selection of Amazon’s “‘Human Intelligence Tasks”, and they will then be shown the option of converting that real money into virtual currency (as shown in the second screenshot). Sample tasks include “include rating search results, categorizing web sites or articles, and answering questions”.