January 27, 2011 in Social Networking (E)
[prMac.com] Porto, Portugal - AppGeneration Software today is pleased to introduce NPolls 1.0 for iOS, their new polling app that enables users to simultaneously express their opinions, and earn cash. Polls are short, only 5 to 15 questions, and cover interesting topics such as: products and brands; habits and lifestyles; politics; sports; and social trends. After giving gender, age, and nationality, anonymous participation in 50 polls wins the user a prize of $10 (USD) paid to their PayPal account. With over 50,000 users and growing, NPolls is a simple, fast, and inexpensive method to conduct international, targeted polls among upscale owners of iOS devices. In addition to a monetary prize, NPolls reveals the final results of each poll to each individual polled, allowing them to compare their views with current trends.
While surveys have a reputation for being boring, complex, and time consuming, NPolls is designed to be exciting, easy, and intriguing. The iOS touch interface, scrolling text, and hi-res display all contribute to a new kind of polling experience. Questions are of four types: Single, Multiple, Scale, and Text/Numeric. For example, a recent poll regarding iPad Usage included such questions as: "Which services do you use on your iPad at least one time a week?" (Web surfing, e-mail, playing games, listening to music, watching video, map applications, book reading, business apps, and magazine reading.) Subsequent questions asked participants to rank their iPad experience on a scale of 1 to 5 for each of the nine categories previously mentioned.
* Participate in short, interesting polls through any iOS device
* Answer questions, offer opinions, and give ratings
* Win $10 (USD) after completing 50 polls
* Discover what others are thinking regarding the most important issues of the day
* Have NPoll custom design a poll for a company or organization
According to the developers, privacy is always ensured. "Privacy is one of our main concerns: there will never be any personal information being displayed to anyone. We only work with statistics, never isolated cases and we cannot link the information to your phone number." At the same time, participating in a poll gives the individual access to its final results, an educational and enlightening experience. For example, a recent survey on Gun Control, displayed with the aid of colorful pie charts and bar graphs, reveals several key results: 16% of participants own a gun, but only 4% are members of the NRA or similar organizations; and 28% agree or strongly agree that "More gun control would lead to more crime."
NPolls can easily create polls for businesses and organizations requiring inexpensive data sets with a quick turn-around. They offer a variety of questions, scales, and targeting options, with results viewable on any iOS device. In addition, pollsters receive complete results via e-mail in CSV file format, compatible with most statistical and spreadsheet applications. Poll participants are notified of a new poll via push alerts, and results may be stipulated public or private. NPolls currently reaches users in over 50 countries, and is poised to become a major source of polling data throughout the world.
"Think of any current topic of conversation from politics to technology, from entertainment to religion, from sports to sexuality, and you will hear many points of view," stated Marketing Manager Rui Mascarenhas. "Now, with NPolls, you can make your voice heard, win money, and discover what others are thinking."
* US English, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.1 or later (iOS 4 tested)
* 2.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
NPolls 1.0 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Porto, Portugal, AppGeneration Software specializes in software development and editorial content to provide a unique experience centered on smartphones and tablets. NPolls, a subsidiary of AppGeneration founded by Eduardo Carqueja, is a company that specializes in research using mobile devices as the main interface. Copyright (C) 2011 NPolls. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.