Need your feedback: App that gives miles when you check-in

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  1. AppForMiles

    AppForMiles New Member

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    We are making an app that gives you free miles whenever you check-in to indicate your location, and we hope to get your feedback! We aim to allow travelers to earn miles for air travel, car travel and even biking.

    App preview - http://bit.ly/1B6x63y

    Sign up for an invite - http://bit.ly/1ENw7YQ
     
  2. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Topguest 2.0?
     
  3. Wandering Aramean
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    And if you don't want the bitly tracking, http://invis.io/EZ2CY2OFH. Or the signup via google docs: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SImwYGYRokvLQk8gph3M5gbijGX9gwZ4GymSK4s3JD0/viewform

    Looks like a play on using location information to market goods & services at consumers. If the middle-man gets paid for initiating the transaction then the consumer then some of that gets kicked back down in the form of miles.

    I'm generally not willing to part with that much personal data just to have more crap marketed at me, but I'm sure I'm in the minority.
     
  4. Dublin_rfk

    Dublin_rfk Gold Member

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    There are probably more in your group than you know. ie the silent majority.
    I'll part with my personal data almost as fast as my cash and I don't put my hand in my own pocket until I really have to.
     
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  5. WilliamQ

    WilliamQ Gold Member

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    Is this an iOS only roll-out?
     
  6. bigx0

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    Not that I readily go for such stuff anyhow, but asking for credit card info, age, income bracket? My info is worth more than a few miles.
     
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  7. WilliamQ

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    Might have missed it but the form asked for email (easy enough) and income bracket (well... pick the lowest)
    Did I miss out something? Do not see CC card info request.

    I know that many earning methods that are widely available in the States are not available elsewhere.
    Totally understand the business logic decisions which is why when there are avenues opened to folks based out of the US, I will look harder then most I guess.
    What I do not buy in are those apps that ask for FF account logins :)

    *I cannot participate in CC rewards (e.g. dining) programs, surveys etc. :oops:
     
  8. MSPeconomist
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    I suspect that I feel more strongly about this than you do. I'm reluctant to even give an email address unless I see some clear benefit.
     
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  9. bigx0

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    Hmm, I saw it someplace. Maybe it was the previous post where someone was talking about a new app! I think we had two of those type posts today.

    Of course, like you, I totally get it -- they gotta make money and demographics are valuable. They just won't get mine and I'll lose out on a few miles. So be it.
     
  10. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    How many miles for what effort are we talking about? Need more info to even consider looking at this.
     
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  11. htran88

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    the website for the preview isn't working, is this still in progress?
     

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