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Kiwis earn cash for hosting ads with new Android app

Media Release: EMBARGOED till Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Kiwis earn cash for hosting ads with new Android app

You can now make money simply by using your mobile phone or tablet. Thanks to a Wellington-based technology start-up you can get paid for hosting advertising on your device’s lock screen with the Postr app.

The app is a New Zealand first after more than eight months of development. After downloading the app, personalised advertising appears on a user’s lock screen. You either swipe left to engage with the advert or swipe right to enter the phone. Up to $30 a month can be cashed in straight to the user’s bank account or donated to charity.

Postr CEO and co-founder Milan Reinartz says the app is about connecting brands and customers in a meaningful way.

“We don’t want people to feel like they’re getting spammed. We really want people to enjoy the content and look forward to it. All ads on Postr are beautifully crafted and personalised to the user’s interests. You get rewarded financially for hosting the ads, and it’s entirely up to you whether you engage or not. You still get paid.”

Bringing the app to market has been a labour of love for members of the Postr team, completed in their spare time. Reinartz has a background in advertising and design. His wife Aleshia plays a key operations role, while co-founder Payton Meyer brings his user experience and app design skills to the table. Senior software engineer Mark Penman built the app.

“We wouldn’t have been able to afford the cost of building the app from scratch, so for Mark to see its potential and come on board as a co-founder was paramount to getting it off the ground,” Reinartz says.

A handful of similar apps have been launched overseas, but the Postr team has been able to learn from their mistakes to make the Postr app more sustainable for both advertisers and users.

The app is available for Android phones and tablets on Google Play and is being promoted on Facebook – a forum for more than one million Kiwi Android users. Brands that are advertising on Postr include KFC, Paramount Pictures, Wellington Tourism and Jim Beam.

For more information on Postr go to: www.postr.co.nz

For Postr’s promotional video go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptALipntGq4

Download the Postr app at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mrpmmp.postr


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