Founded in 2014, Dubai’s TaskSpotting (taskspotting.com) provides a mobile application that connects business owners with smartphone-enabled individuals willing to complete small tasks in exchange for monetary compensation. Founders Karim Aly, Dirk Stevens, and Walid Sherif raised $200K in seed funding to grow their cloud-based crowdsourcing application. Available for iOS and Android users, the TaskSpotting app lets users complete simple tasks ranging from capturing product placement images to delivery of goods.
Business owners using TaskSpotting can create both public and private requests and can view details of completed tasks via their TaskSpotting analytics dashboard. From mystery shoppers monitoring customer service engagements to consumer surveys regarding current advertising promotions, business owners are able to use the power of crowdsourced labor in a variety of ways. TaskSpotting features an extensive analytics dashboard, allowing data results from completed tasks to be shared with in-house teams or distributed to marketing partners.
TaskSpotting offers a handy platform for individuals to earn income in their spare time. App users are able to claim tasks and receive payment for their services via PayPal. ‘Spotters’ download the free application, fill out their profile, and then can immediately start claiming tasks based upon their location. TaskSpotting’s handy map integration makes finding suitable tasks easy. Users can even receive push notifications when new tasks in their location become available.
TaskSpotting is just one of many startups building viable businesses in the UAE region. As venture capital firms and angel investors investigate investment opportunities in emerging markets, Dubai is one of the countries continually attracting investor attention. Explore the growing number of Dubai startups (f6s.com/startups) to discover even more intriguing entrepreneurs in the United Arab Emirates. The future is definitely looking bright for this burgeoning startup nation.