Be Rewarded for Your Photos with PIQUK

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Price: Free
Rating:
PIQUK
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

PIQUK is an interesting new spin on social photo sharing offering users a way to earn money from the popularity of their posted photos.

Features:

PIQUK, by FV Imagination, is a photo-sharing community that rewards its members for the popularity of their postings.

Specifically speaking, PIQUK users can expect to receive monetary payouts for their number of followers within the app, provided they accumulate enough followers. The current rate within the app is $0.01 per follower for a photo user, and minimum account earnings of at least $50 are required before a payout can be requested.

Once a payout is requested, your account earnings are reset, but your number of followers remains. Since the purpose of PIQUK is to increase the number of your followers, privacy settings that allow you to permit your photos to only be seen by a select audience are not currently available.

In addition to offering users monetary rewards for accumulating followers, PIQUK also offers all of the regular features of a photo-sharing app such as photo editing features and linking posts to Facebook and Twitter.

As a whole, the features of PIQUK seemed satisfactory, but it is worthwhile noting that generating enough followers to qualify for a payout seems like it could be pretty difficult.

Appearance and Layout:

PIQUK iPhone App Review

PIQUK iPhone App

The appearance of PIQUK is very similar to that of other popular photo-sharing apps. Users can choose to sort photos by “popular” and “recent” if they want to discover other random users of the app, and an option to search for members by specific user names is also available.

Navigating through the app to manage your account is easily accomplished, and an extensive FAQ section is covered in the app as well.

However, even though PIQUK is a photo-based app, the quality of the photographs that currently are posted by users within the app seemed in general to be of a lower quality than those that might be seen on Instagram or other photo services. The photos in PIQUK also seemed, on average, to be heavily edited, possibly to show off what the editing tools can do.

As with any social app, a large user base makes all the difference. We expect that as the user base grows it will increase the number of higher quality photographs within the app. Until then, the “appearance” of PIQUK will simply not be as good as it could be.

Value:

While PIQUK is currently available for free, in-app advertisements finance the monetary payouts of the app, and users can also opt to purchase a “premium” version of the app as well that enables them to use more exclusive features and to avoid seeing these ads altogether.

As a whole, PIQUK is an ambitious, interesting and unique concept for a photo-sharing app.

While it will not greatly appeal to anyone who prefers the “privacy” settings offered by other more popular photo-sharing apps, it may appeal to anyone whose primary goal for photos is increasing followers and earning some cash.

pikqrPIQUK requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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