AppCashToday – Turning SmartPhones into Smart Money?
Whenever I see programs like AppCashToday – I proceed with caution. It's just a smart thing to do. Because money making programs online come and go. Very few really fly and even fewer pay us members a fair price for our time. So I usually watch these programs for awhile before I just jump in – I read what others are saying. I see who owns the company….etc.
Once I get a feel for the program and a good vibe, I jump in and try it. (If it's FREE that is!) AppCashToday charges nothing to join.
And signing up is pretty simple and standard. They are still in Beta mode -so they aren't just taking every single person that signs up. It's limited.
You can become a tester using an iPhone or an Android phone. I'm an iPhone user. So the first thing I did when signing up was select iPhone – you'll want to select the one you use.
Now you'll be taken to a screen to fill out your name, address…
You will also need a PayPal account in order to get your payments. PayPal.com of course is secure and reputable. If you aren't already using PayPal – I'd be shocked.
YOU will be asked which model of your phone you're using and the OS. They also ask for your Twitter account name. I've been using Twitter for years – so I simply put my Twitter name. I assume they want this because you'll be promoting an app and or reviewing it and giving your thoughts about it on Twitter.
After you've filled out all your basic info and submitted it – you will now be asked to do an INITIAL TASK. This task must be done within 24 hours.
This is what the page states:
Thank you for registering with us. You are one step from becoming an AppCashToday tester. You must perform an initial test within 24 HOURS of registration. This is either a free app or a paid app which you will be reimbursed for. Log In anytime to perform you initial test so that you can become eligable for PREMIUM tests at $2-$4 per test.
To start your initial test assignment now, simply click on “Log In” link above or click here. This will present the initial test assignment to be completed within 24 hours of of registration. Promptness is import to be a part of this system as reviews will be time sensitive. If the current initial test is a paid app, you WILL BE REIMBURSED for it.
Reimbursements for initial tests happen every Wednesday after we verify the purchase/download has been done and verify the test steps have been followed.
This is where I have some slight concerns. There is a chance I will have to PAY for an app to test it – but I will be reimbursed.
Hmmmm…. this makes me pause with concern a tad. But I will go ahead and be the guinea pig. They are asking me to try out an app and I will be reimbursed $1.50. So ok… I'm willing to take one for the team if it's just $1.50 – but still… not real happy about having to “purchase” something. They are supposed to be paying ME for my time.
I head over to the app store and purchase and download the app.
I am supposed to create a unique meme, watermark it and post it to Facebook. (Instagram too if I have it!)
I have to re-sync my iPhone – so that the new app shows up on it before I can proceed. OK – at this point… I'm slightly annoyed because I've invested 15 minutes into this and I am out $1.50. (Actually the app was ONLY .99 cents – so I'm out just a buck right now and some time.)
So I posed my meme on Facebook and on the imememaker.com website. I also needed to send an email to email@example.com through the imememaker pro interface. I did.
Now I need to leave some notes for the developer. Things I liked or thought the app needed. I made two suggestions. Now the last thing I need to do is Step 7, which states:
Leave a positive, yet constructive review on the app store. If there are problems, you can mention them and let everyone know the developer is working on a solution.
OK – I can do that.
Then I went back and ticked off the “I Certify I Have Completed The Above Tests.” and clicked the “Share with Facebook and Submit Test” button.
I got no confirmation however – I was taken right back to the initial test page? And no way to navigate off it? So now I guess I have to wait for them to “check” it or something.
I'll give it 48 hours – after that I will post an update on whether or not they got back with me.
Conclusion So Far on AppCashToday?
Well – right now I am a little leery. I think it's VERY important that AppCashToday changes their interface to at least send a confirmation email once you've submitted the test. Even if it's a general email – members should be made aware that it could take some time to get their “test” approved and let them know when they will be reimbursed. They are lacking in that area. There isn't even an FAQ page on their site? Come on…. this is basic stuff guys?
So until I post back – I'd avoid.