Google releases Helpouts app for iOS

Helpouts

Google Helpouts is a service that uses Hangouts to get users with questions in touch with experts. Categories include Computers & Electronics, Education & Careers, Fashion, Fitness and Music, among others. You use your Google account to sign in, and the interface is plain but intuitive.

Most Helpouts are free, but the experts can set a fee for their services. Once finished, you're able to rate your experience so that others can get an idea of the service they should expect.

It's an interesting concept, but so far has seen limited success. Maybe opening up the process to iOS users will make a difference here.

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Google releases Helpouts app for iOS

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That's the point. He is acting like they are trying to hide the fact they are charging for this service. The dollar amounts are clearly marked.

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My bad then. I misunderstood your reply.

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Agreed. Really interesting. Good casual opportunity for people to make money on thier skill set, and google and apple will take a slice with it being on the App Store and all. Be interesting to see what else google gets to gleen out of this. I hope people don't think it's a replacement for formal education because can't do certain things