One of the cool things about owning an Android phone is the always-on access to the Internet. If I need to get a weather report, check movie times and reviews, find a place to eat, or manage my fantasy football team, my phone gets the job done. Some of my friends are amazed at how quickly I can look up answers to obscure questions like, “What was that movie Val Kilmer made before Top Gun?”
Before I owned a smartphone, I relied on text answering services like ChaCha. They allowed you to text any question for free and then some college student sitting in front of a computer would Google the answer for you. It was a cool idea, but I have no need for it now that I have Android.
KGB is a similar service (you might have seen advertised on TV) which provides text answers to any question for $0.99. This week, they released an application which duplicates their service for Android phones. Now instead of looking up the answer on your own, you can pay someone to find it for $0.99.
My headline might have been a little harsh, because I guess this app could also appeal to lazy Android owners as well. If a user really doesn’t know how to use their phone to search, how can they be expected to download this application and learn to use it?
Features of the KGB Android app include:
- Get accurate answers to any question
- See what other people are asking kgb
- Share with friends (Facebook, email)
- Store Q&A in your phone; create Favorites
- One click to get a local relevant map
- Save numbers in your phonebook
- See similar questions kgb has answered
- Cost: $1.99, incl 3 answers (then 99c each)
If you think you are a know-it-all, you can actually apply to become an agent for kgb.