SAN FRANCISCO — Gigwalk, an on-demand mobile workforce, has announced the launch of its Android app in North America and the United Kingdom, making Gigwalk the first mobile-centric marketplace for temporary work to have both an iPhone and Android app.
The Android app is expected to double Gigwalk's current user base of more than 325,000 workers. The launch comes on the heels of the company's 300% year-over-year revenue surge reached in June. The demand for Gigwalk now spans Fortune 1000 customers, including Reckitt Benckiser, BMW, 7-Eleven, eBay, AIG, Chartis, and others, the company stated.
Gigwalk noted that the latest comScore report revealed that 52% of U.S. smartphone consumers own Android devices versus 39.9% who own iPhones.
"In order for Gigwalk to achieve our goal of building the largest and most-effective smartphone army in the world, we must tap into talent that lives across multiple mobile platforms," stated Matt Crampton, founder and CTO for Gigwalk. "While this news positively impacts thousands of potential new Gigwalkers and creates meaningful jobs, it also gives us increased bandwidth for a higher amount of customers, coverage, speed and completion rates."
The app's functionality is similar to the iPhone app. For Gigwalkers, they log onto the app and instantly see available gigs in their area. Once they begin working on gigs, the app tracks completed and pending gigs. For businesses, the app connects into Gigwalk's back-end engine that matches the best worker with each gig. Businesses can also access Gigwalk's reporting dashboard that allows them to view real-time metrics and insights on every job execution.
Businesses can post gigs such as store audits, retail merchandising, field photography, in-store demos, stockroom work, customer surveys and more through Gigwalk.com.