How to earn from Screenwise Panel - A unique reward programme from Google

Smartphone is turning into a unique gadget in every sense of the word. You can now make money using your smartphone. Coming from the leader in internet and software, Screenwise Panel is a survey tool from Google. Here we go with the finer details of this initiative.

Internet, and the Play store is filled with many apps that help you make money on the go. Majority of them, however, do not end up fulfilling their promises. But now, we have a brand new concept coming from Google itself. The Screenwise Panel is a market research survey tool from Google which lets the members earn a decent reward just for installing the app on their smartphone. Let us find how exactly does this work.

What is Screenwise Panel?

Screenwise Panel is a mobile app that records and analyses the internet behaviour of the registered members, or Panelists as they are called.

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Screenwise Panel is a part of Google's Panel Research program. To borrow Google's words,
"it is a market research program that is designed to help Google understand how people use the internet"
. The information so gathered will be used to improve the services being provided to you.
You just need to join the program and install the app on your phone. You do not need to do anything more!

How does it work?

Once a member joins the Screenwise Media Panel, you become one of the panelists for Google. The app will gather information on which sites you visit, what apps you use and a few important knowledge on how you use the internet in general. The Panelist on his or her part does not need to anything. Just sit back and use your device as you would do. Make sure that the app is running. That's it! Just as simple as that.
The Panel will be managed by Research Now Inc ., which has been entrusted with development and management of the Screenwise Panel website. They will also oversee the data collection and processing & payment of member rewards as well. The Panel is owned by Google and Research Now Inc will work in partnership with it.

How to join

Sounds interesting? Then head on to Once you have decided to join the Panel, click on the Jointab. You will be asked about a few questions basically about your smartphone.

After successfully answering those questions, you will be asked to provide your mobile number and email ID. That's all - you have successfully joined the program. You will receive an email with your membership details along with the link to download the Screenwise Panel app.

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Register on the app with the same Email address you joined the panel. There are a couple of actions that will be notified to you via app notifications. Complete them and that is all you need to do on your part.
The Screenwise Panel works as a passive app and keeps running in the background. As you use your smartphone in a day to day pattern as you would normally do, Google will learn from how you use your smartphone.

How do I benefit from this?

Well, that is the best part with this program. Google rewards you for keeping the app running and letting Google know your usage patterns. Your rewards keep growing as you keep the app running.
Here is what you get for being a Panel member on Screenwise Panel -
  • Rs. 300 for joining the panel and turning the app on.
  • Rs. 100 per month as long as you are active.
  • A bonus of Rs. 10 for the first month of your active participation, Rs. 20 for second month and so on till you reach Rs. 100

That means, you get Rs. 300 as soon as you join, Rs. 110 at the end of first month, Rs. 120 at the end of second month and so on till you get Rs. 200 per month. Thereafter, you will keep earning Rs. 200 per month as long as you keep the app active.

Please note that you will not be able en cash the rewards earned by you. You have to redeem the rewards for gift cards from over 100 top brands and E-commerce portals. Google has partnered with a few top brands and the list will be expanded gradually. A few of the brands include Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong and Shoppers Stop among others. The rewards earned will have to be redeemed within one year.

Anything to be worried about?

Well, being an initiative from Google, there should be no issues to worry about. Yet, there are privacy concerns. The app will keep an eye on whatever you do with your smartphone. Though Google has maintained that no private information will be fetched by the app, there are no clear what exactly does Google, or the partner firm has access to.

Wrap Up

I would treat it as good option for some passive income. Coming from a big brand like Google, I would assume the panel, and the payment is authentic and regular. However, if you are concerned about privacy, I would advice you not to opt for the program. It is not clear as to what information does the app collect and what exactly are they going to do with it. Otherwise, it is a good application and I know many of my friends earning from it.

Article by Timmappa Kamat
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Author: Timmappa Kamat04 Jan 2016 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

Well, here is an update - I personally checked for the authenticity of the rewards. As I crossed the mandatory Rs. 500 threshhold, I redeemed my balance for an e-voucher from Flipkart. The voucher was promptly delivered to my email address within a couple of minutes. I used it on Flipkart and made a purchase. So the payments are genuine and prompt.

Author: Mahesh04 Jan 2016 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

I am on 400 Rs Threshold so it seems I need a month or two to get reward. That being said, do we get option of choosing in between Flipkart and Jabong only? Or there are other companies (e-commerce sites like Flipkart) for the voucher?

Author: Timmappa Kamat04 Jan 2016 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

There are a couple of e-commerce sites that are supported for the reward. Myntra, Jabong, Flipkart, Shoppers Stop are a few of them. I used Flipkart because I had a planned purchase. More e-commerce sites are in the pipeline and may be added soon.

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