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App review: Freelancers on hand

Fiverr, the marketplace that brings together people who offer services all of kinds for as little as the princely sum of five dollars, went from desktop to an iOS app late last year and now it’s reached Android devices.

Like the Apple offering, this version has a chic and clean design. You can either scroll through services starting at the home screen or search among the same vast category list as the desktop version provides (that includes 120 products and services and around three million gigs at any one time).

Users also benefit from the sync feature Fiverr recently introduced so that their activity is consistent regardless of the platform they log in on.

The app can be used to buy and manage jobs, access inbox messages and updates. And if users are regularly out and about, the app offers push notifications of messages and order updates.

It’s also useful for getting more immediate feedback and service quality ratings. It could be worth watching out for other versions of the app, as Fiverr tips 40 percent of its traffic will come from mobile this year. 

Amanda Sachtleben is an Auckland writer and social media type, who's also Idealog's former tech editor and business journalist.

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