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Smart App closed their panel and app in May, 2021. If you have the Smart App mobile app installed on your phone, be sure to uninstall it.
In December 2019, Smart Panel renamed itself as Smart App. If you're looking for Smart App Reviews, please refer to the reviews below.
Smart App is a smartphone app that allows you to answer questions about your tech habits - and you will be paid well for your time.
With Smart Panel App, you can help your favorite web sites, apps, tech companies, and mobile carriers give you better services and more features. Download the Smart App and anonymously share your data. All data collected is encrypted, secured, and protected – Smart App is owned and operated by Verto Analytics Research firm.
With Smart App, you’ll need to apply to become a member. To apply you’ll answer a short survey about your personal details and your tech habits, including how often you use your smartphone.
If accepted, you’ll download the Smart App on your smartphone and keep it there. The app will usually give you surveys to answer. You’ll earn points by answering these questions about your technology habits.
The app will track your smartphone usage and share your habits from using this smartphone device. It reportedly uses around 3MB of data per month and causes an extra 1-5% reduction of battery life. You may have to download a VPN onto your device too.
After you have kept the app on your phone for 30 days, you can convert the points earned into rewards for the first time.
Smart App looks for specific demographics to measure. To see if you qualify, take the 3-minute, easy to answer questionnaire to find out.
Earn Rewards Effortlessly
If you do qualify to join Smart Panel App, your next step is to download the mobile app, "Smart App". The app can be downloaded on smartphone(s), tablet(s), and/or PCs. Once installed you will be eligible to receive high paying surveys.
$600+ a Year in Potential Earnings
After installing the Smart App on your devices, you will have the chance to earn up to $600 per year in high-paying surveys. Every time you successfully complete a survey, your account will be credited $10.
Cash Out for PayPal and Amazon Rewards
Redeem your "Smart Rewards" for your choice of PayPal payments or Amazon.com gift cards.
Monthly Cash Giveaways
Smart App holds monthly giveaways for members of their panel. Every month, three lucky winners will win $100 cash. Other giveaways are regularly offered, with announcements made on Smart App's social media profiles and their website blog.
Smart App Blog
Don’t forget to explore the Smart App Blog which can be found on the company website. Browse through blog posts to view the winners list for the monthly sweepstakes draws along with community news and more.
Is Smart App Safe?
The Smart Panel App is safe and legit. Verto Analytics Inc. (the parent company) abides by strict market research guidelines and does not sell user data. As a member of Smart Panel, your data will always be encrypted, aggregated and anonymized before using, making the app safe, legitimate and not a scam.
Eligibility: United States, India, Germany and United Kingdom, 18+.
November 26, 2019 by Chad from United States
I tried to redeem my $5.00 reward and was not able to. Smart Panel finally emailed me back stating that I didn't follow terms and policy but was not in anyway specific, no phone number to contact them, don't know if they are still collecting my personal information.
Smart App responded to this review on December 13, 2019Hi Chad,
Thanks for leaving a review! If you have broken the Terms of Service, your data will not be used in our research study. Our Support Team will be able to give you more insight on why you do not qualify for the study anymore.
Smart App Team
November 19, 2019 by Yusef from United States
Welp, it's about time to part ways with this company. A shame, really. Ignoring the fact that for the past 5 years their app has actively tried to force my computer to use their proxy, it's been a good ride. But that time is over.
When I first joined, passively getting 5 bucks a month (with a 5$, then 10$, then 15$ bonus for 3 consecutive months of verified activity) was a solid offer. My information is already being collected anyway, so I figured what's the harm in being paid for it? You also periodically received surveys that gave bonus rewards, of which I rarely saw any but I appreciated it when I did qualify for them. The criteria was also fairly generous, as you really didn't have to have the app running for most of the month, just check in every few days or so.
Then, about a year ago, the max bonus incentive dropped to $10. Okay, I thought. No biggie. 25 bucks passively every 3 months instead of 30. Then, not even half a year after that, about two months prior to this review, they decided to forego payment for keeping the app active, saying they would instead opt to increase survey rewards to compensate.
I haven't seen a single survey in more than a year, and certainly no increase in surveys in the past two months. So this site is demanding my info with only the possibility of meaningful compensation. It's been real, but I'm going to disable your app permanently and never have to worry about your proxy nonsense again. If even Survey Savvy has made improvements to how their app interacts with cellphones, it's embarrassing that you haven't done so in the five years I've been a part of your site for PC.
Smart App responded to this review on December 13, 2019Hi Yusef,
Thanks for your review and for your feedback! Survey opportunities vary depending on the required demographic information, so we can't unfortunately give a concrete average estimate.
Smart App Team
October 25, 2019 by Shari from United States
This app screwed up my Proxy settings and couldn't access half the websites I used within 5 minutes of installing. You're selling out all you do for a lousy $5 a month and it isn't worth the headache.
Smart App responded to this review on October 26, 2019Hi Shari,
Thanks for leaving a review.
We're sorry to hear you had issues with Smart App on your PC - the app should typically run in the background and cause no interference, but we understand that sometimes some connectivity issues may arise.
If you haven't already, please get in touch with our support team and inform them, for example, of which websites you had trouble accessing. This will help us provide a better experience to panelists like you.
Emily / Smart Panel Team
July 13, 2019 by Jacqueline from United States
They promised to pay $5 a month if you downloaded their app to your phone. But they quit paying anything, so I quit using it.
Smart App responded to this review on July 22, 2019Hi Jacqueline,
Thanks for your review. To clarify, as a Smart Panel member, you are only disqualified from redeeming rewards if you have broken the Terms of Service.
If your account is still in good standing, you can continue to earn rewards for completing surveys, and you will still be automatically entered to win our monthly giveaways -- even if not all of your devices are connected or if you're a member of the Surveys & Giveaways program.
Alex / Smart Panel Team
May 9, 2019 by Amanda from United States
I also had issues with this app. I instantly started having issues where I could not open certain apps and one of those apps it interfered with said it was a certificate not secure and that app never did that before. I would open up one of my browsers and try to search and it would not load properly and search properly. As soon as I got rid of it I immediately went back and the browser and app worked. They claim that there app doesn’t interfere that it just collects data from you in the background but it messed with my stuff and who knows what else was messed up cause after having problems with 2 apps I use daily I got rid of it and now everything is back to normal.
Smart App responded to this review on May 10, 2019Hi Amanda,
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While Smart App should not typically interfere with your mobile device activity, we understand that it may cause occasional performance issues with specific apps or services. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can use the VPN pause feature to turn off the data transferring for a temporary period so that you can access those apps without missing out on rewards.
Our technical team is actively working on other solutions as well thanks to feedback from panelists like you. If you haven't already, please reach out to our support team so we can learn more about which apps you were having trouble accessing and assist you further!
Alex / Smart Panel Team
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