Features & Use
Test device: Samsung Galaxy S2
Android version: Android 4.1
Applicable on Android 2.1 and higher
The concept of Panel App-Rewards and Prizes is very simple: you participate all day long in various contests and surveys when you're on the go. By completing these, you receive points that can be exchanged for an Amazon gift card or a PayPal cash-out, for example. In return, the app measures your location. This information is accumulated over the course of the entire day and used to analyze overall trends in activity.
Once Panel App has been installed, you need to register with your email and some other personal information like age, gender and marital status. Once this is complete, you will receive a confirmation E-mail and get started using the app. Just for carrying your smartphone around with you all day will give you around 30 points per day. After you visit certain places, surveys in which you can participate will pop up and allow you to collect more points. These questionnaires are oriented around your location at a specific time. You can also obtain points by sharing Panel App with your friends via your various social networks.
Once you have accumulated enough points, don't forget to exchange these for sweepstakes entries and gift cards. Thirty points will already get you an entry into a drawing for a $10 gift card for the Google Play store. Prizes change every month. The app also offers many possibilities to win PayPal cash-outs, Starbucks coupons and Visa gift cards. When you win a prize, you'll obtain an e-mail notification and shortly after the prize. Winners who received gift cards from Amazon with a value of $5 and $10, Redbox or PayPal will always be announced on Tuesdays over Facebook. All other prize winners will be announced at the end of the month. Guaranteed prizes are sent each Monday following the prize distribution.
For those who are always interested in winning prizes, you can definitely get some good deals with Panel App. This is a company that basically utilizes location information for studies and analysis. According to Facebook comments, the chances of winning are promising. I can recommend Panel App to all those who would like to increase their spending money.
Screen & Controls
The user interface is clearly set up and offers a great looking design. Panel App – Rewards and Prizes has been built in a self-explanatory way. Registering is quick and the app worked straight away during the test. You can easily navigate around the menu buttons to switch from the various prizes to your panel points.
Speed & Stability
Panel App-Rewards and Prizes worked smoothly during the course of the test and was glitch-free. The points status and available prizes were brought up-to-date in a reasonable time frame. There were also no connection problems to report.
Panel App-Rewards and Prizes is free and in best case situations offers you money in the form of gift certificates.