An introduction

Over here at people.io HQ we’ve been thinking about how we can be as transparent as possible with each and every member of our community. Internally, we never shut up about our goal to give people ownership and control of their data. But this isn’t just our mission — it’s yours as well! So, we thought it was about time we clued you in on everything we’re doing to deliver your fundamental right to personal data ownership. After all, it’s only with your help that we stand a chance of delivering on our ambitious mission. With this in mind, we’ve…


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Wir belohnen euch Fragen zu beantworten. Sicherlich bedeutet das, dass wir eine Umfrage-App sind, oder? Naja, nicht ganz. Wir wissen aber, dass oft der Schein trügen kann und deshalb haben wir diesen kurzen Blogbeitrag vorbereitet um zu erklären was uns anders macht. Um diesen Blogpost so klar wie möglich zu machen, werden wir ein paar Vergleiche machen und unterschiedliche Methoden gegenüberstellen — Wie machen es andere? Und wie machen wir’s? Na, dann schauen wir uns mal die verschiedenen Perspektiven an!

Wie machen es andere?

Kurz und knapp — die meisten Umfrage-Seiten und Apps für die man bezahlt wird sind…


Hallo zusammen. Erstmal ein großes Entschuldigung für die lange Wartezeit auf den Markplatz!

Wir arbeiten gerade an den letzten wichtigen Bausteinen für den neuen Marktplatz in Deutschland und haben damit begonnen den Marktplatz hier in Großbritannien auszutesten. Leider ist in der UK nicht alles so reibungslos gelaufen wie wir uns erhofft hatten. Damit ihr verstehen könnt an welchen Problemen wir hier gerade arbeiten haben wir euch die wichtigsten Community Updates aus der UK zusammengestellt.

Da alles mehr oder weniger vom Erfolg hier abhängt, ist es leider extrem schwierig ein genaues Datum für Marktplatz Launch in Deutschland zu nennen. …


The idea of gathering data on a whole population has a long history beyond recent big data trends. In the 11th century, William the Conqueror sent surveyors across England to draw up an inventory of the property, land and animals belonging to people living in towns and villages — the well-known and well-documented Domesday Book. More recently, the development of survey sampling theory and relevant probabilistic methods have taken 20th century ideas and applied them to this age-old practice.

Survey sampling circa 1086

At people.io, we use these techniques to allow us to analyse the information provided by our users’ data to draw insight…


Es hat lange gedauert und deshalb freuen wir uns umsomehr, die nächste Phase unseres people.io Marktplatzes bald einläuten zu dürfen. Wenn ihr neugierig auf das Wieso, Weshalb und Warum zu der Entstehung des neuen Marktplatzes seid — lest weiter.

Wie viele von euch schon aus unseren wöchentlichen Updates wisst, war das ein kniffliger und langwieriger Prozess, der durch viele der typischen Herausforderungen für Start-ups erschwert wurde. Dazu gehören zum Beispiel Zeit, Geld und Ressourcen. D.h. Die Leute die es möglich machen können.

Nichts desto trotz — jeder aus unserem Team hat sehr hart daran gearbeitet es bis hierher zu schaffen…


We reward you for answering questions. Surely this means that we’re a survey app, right? Well, not quite. But we understand that looks can be deceiving, so we’ve prepared this quick blog post to explain what makes us different. To really drive the message home, we’ll do a little compare and contrast — show you how others do it versus how we do it. No gripe, just different perspectives!

How others do it

In short, most paid survey sites and apps are platforms for market research. When launching a new product/service, or making changes to an existing one, companies…


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There is a whole team of incredible people behind people.io whose work often goes unnoticed by our community. We therefore thought we’d ask them to explain how they’ve personally applied their awesomeness to make your people.io experience as magical as possible.

Today’s blog post comes to you from our resident neuropsychologist and jamón lover, Sonia, who goes into detail about the thought processes behind our questions:

What makes you, you?

We always say it: we want to give people ownership of their data, but what exactly is your data? To give you a few examples: your data can be what…


It’s been a long time in the making and so we’re excited to be ushering in the next phase of the people.io app marketplace. If you’re curious about the how, what and why of how the new marketplace came about — read on.

As many of you will know from our weekly updates, this has been a tricky and lengthy process, hindered by many of the typical challenges any startup faces including time, money and resources i.e. the people who can make it happen.

As you’d hopefully expect though — everyone in our team has been working hard to make…


After many months of anticipation the marketplace is back. There’s been some confusion, so we’ve put together this short post to explain how the new marketplace works and what’s different:

Dynamic items and pricing 💸

What you see in the marketplace will depend on how you’ve used the app. Our method for determining this right now may be a bit crude, but we’re working on making it smarter.

In any case, if you want to know how to make sure you’re seeing the most items for the lowest cost, message our support team — they’ll tell you what to do.


The 25th May is here, and that (for the team at people.io at least) means one thing — the General Data Protection Regulation comes to LIFE. Recently, you may have noticed emails piling up from all sorts of brands asking you to accept their future communications. This has been prompted by GDPR and its tougher rules around consent. But what is this legislation and what does it mean for you?

GDPR has been brought about to replace previous data privacy legislation, which at over twenty years old is looking pretty ancient in this fast changing digital world. The new legislation…

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