Microtask is a Finnish member of the paid crowdsourcing fraternity that specializes in the digitization and annotation of archives, and the processing of handwritten forms. Essentially, converting all kinds of documents to high quality digital assets where OCR technology fails.
Here’s a snippet from their website that explains it in a graphical fashion:
Recently, the folks there paid Smartsheet a wonderful compliment with a blog post titled Smartsheet: the deadliest app in town?. Ville Miettinen the author, and CEO at Microtask, is an entertaining writer with very gracious things to say about Smartsheet.
“The “killer app” is the dream of every rookie software designer. A program that’s so brilliant, so niche-bustingly successful, it spawns a whole new industry….
…So, the million (or more likely several billion) dollar question is: what will be the killer app for crowd labor? The piece of software that makes tapping into the crowd as common as firing up Firefox, or yelling at MS Word Help?
Smarter fitter app-ier
One serious contender is Smartsheet, a spreadsheet-like tool that’s big on online collaboration…”
We haven’t had the pleasure of working with Microtask yet, but suffice it to say, we’re predisposed to think of them first when we have digitation work to refer. Thanks Ville.
- Brent Frei