At the bottom of every gig you’re about to start is a list of “Valid Times” a gig can be completed. And, if, for any reason, you begin a gig outside of the specified hours, it will automatically prevent you from completing the gig. You’ll be notified by an in-app message.
Sometimes a gig will have very specific hours, so it’s always good to take a look at those valid times, but generally, it is best to complete a gig during hours when there is still enough light to see the storefront (if it is an outside business). This can easily be a weekday or a weekend. That’s part of the beauty of Gigwalk, it can be in a passing-by of a business, especially if it’s one of the businesses you frequent!
Per the time it takes to finish a gig, it depends on the tasks and how you approach it. Some are more involved than others. For the gigs that require just a few questions and photos, and maybe a panorama, there are two main approaches—the sorry or please approach.
In the Please Approach you can introduce yourself, tell the business what you’re there for, and ask to take photos. This may take more time than the Sorry Approach. With this approach, sometimes you can be in and out of a business within a matter of minutes, getting all the photos you need, then completing the gig just outside or nearby to fill out all the comments and questions. This is the sorry approach since the business may notice you taking photos and ask you to stop.
In general, however, it can take between five and fifteen minutes to complete these gigs when answering the questions or going back through your camera to verify the pictures came out well (if you used your iPhone camera and not the in-app camera), and due to upload times.
So, while the time taken to complete a gig depends on the type of tasks involved, it also matters which approach you take and how stealthy you can be.
Hope this helps!
The importance of the gigs being done by iPhone is to capture data such as where the photo was taken, date, time, etc. If you save a photo on your phone from an outside device, that data doesn’t doesn’t quite transfer, or, it is not obtained at all (a digital camera usually doesn’t have GPS capabilities), thus the Gigwalk app cannot detect the information it needs and rejects the photo. Wish I could tell you different.
Your fellow Gigwalker,
Try a couple of things:
1) Did you double check that your panorama uploaded correctly?
2) Does it have all of the information? (IE: Is this business name tagged to the panorama? Is the business name spelled wrong via the Photosynth app?)
3) Check the above, then contact Gigwalk at community (at) gigwalk.com
Some tips from a fellow Gigwalker. Thanks! And here you go, everyone:
I asked for some tips, but now that I’ve done a couple car dealership gigs, I have some suggestions.
There have been many updates, but Gigwalk can only be used when you have an internet connection available. From our understanding, the reasons are that photographs need the geotagging information to sense you’re taking photos on location and to make sure that info is sent into the “Gigasphere” in real time to notify others when a gig has already been started and/or completed.
No, we haven’t done one yet. But please post your tips here for doing one once you have completed the gig. We would be very interested in your experience!!!
In my experience, you need to be within 1 mile of the Gig in order to upload.
This is something i made to help show credibility. i will print this using duplex and have it laminated. If you can make it better your free to do so. it will also make you have to do less talking.
The are fun easy gigs. You dont need to check in or announce yourself. You’ll need 4 pics of iphone display, 4 of android display, answer some questions, get some outside window shots and your done. The biggest tip on this one is to start your timer in the last question right away. I didn’t notice it until I was done with everything else my first time, as it was the last question and in this question it has you start a timer and count how many people are buying a product. So, as soon as you get there start counting how many people are purchasing and start your timer. Have fun!
Another News story about the Gigwalk Launch. This is from ABC online: