A lot of people in the recent times are switching from reading news on their phones and not traditional methods like newspapers and magazines. A lot of large media publications too have launched their own apps for people to read news on.
And now, a start-up called GoGo which is based in Delhi, India will pay you for reading news on their app.GoGo is an Android lock-screen app where you can read a variety of content from 42 sources.
Once you download the app, you can choose from 14 categories of topics, including News & Life, Travel, Sport, Technology, Movies & Celebs and more. Once you have made your selection, you can choose whether you want the content in Hindi, English or both.
On your phones lock screen, swiping right will unlock the phone and earn you three points and swiping left and reading the story will earn you five points. You can go through the stories by swiping up and down. Each point is worth 1 paisa. You can redeem the money by recharging your phone once you collect 5000 points, for prepaid phones. For postpaid cards you'll have to do it after you get 10,000 points. The app gives you 500 points when you register on it. So basically, this is an advanced version of SlideJoy ;)
The app is a little confusing becuase it is in it's initial stages, and will have to improve to become more user friendly. Each news card consumes less than 3KB of data.
The founder of the GoGo app said the following- "I am a big supporter of net neutrality so I though this is a good way to make internet accessible to people. And we earn by putting ad-cards in the app. People also earn points if they install the app in the ad. In our next version, we are going to improve the design and give the user an option to use the app even without putting it on the lock screen.”
So how many people are going to use this app and earn some money?