Monday, February 3, 2014

Android User can get $10-$15 off Mobile Bill by Putting Ads on Lock Screen

If you're not irritated by seeing an ad for J. Crew, Adidas, Target, or Best Buy when you wake up your smartphone, a new app called Slidejoy could lop some money off your monthly phone bill. Slidejoy currently works only in the United States, but we will hopefully be expanding to other countries soon

How does Slidejoy work?

Upon turning on your phone, you will view an aesthetically pleasing ad on their lockscreens
 1.       You will have a choice to ignore the ad by sliding right and unlocking your phone
2.       You will also have a choice to engage with the ad by sliding left. Upon sliding left, the phone will unlock and you will be directed to a destination specified by the advertiser (YouTube, advertiser website, Google Play, coupon page, etc.)
3.       To prevent bias, you will make an equal amount regardless of whether or not you engage with an ad
4.       Over time, Slidejoy’s proprietary machine-learning algorithm learns your ad preference based off of your behaviors during different times of day and curates a more relevant user experience
5.       You can cash out their earnings via Square Cash/Paypal or choose to donate it to charity

 Payment Information

You will be paid each time you unlock your phone despite of whether you swipe left or right. Earnings you earn on a particular day will appear in the app at 7pm EST the next day. You can cash out your balance or donate it to selected charities. Available cash out method is now Paypal and others yet to add.

Stopping seeing the ads

You can easily disable ads by going to the settings tab inside the application and turn off ‘ads on lock screen.’ However, you will not accrue money if ads are disabled

Source: Cnet