New Feature: Instantly Copy Your Gigs

Posted by Pushkar Modi, Lead Software Engineer

At Gigwalk, we’re always trying to empower you with the best tools, so you can get your work done as quickly as possible. 

That’s why we are happy to introduce a brand new feature today that we call Copy-A-Gig. This feature lets you duplicate a Gig and post it live in a matter of seconds.

This feature comes especially in handy when you want to re-run the same Gig repeatedly or if you want to create multiple versions with small differences in Gig instructions, locations, pay-out, or dates. 

When you are looking at a Gig that you want copied from the Gigwalk dashboard, look for the Manage Gig button on the right-hand side and then click on Copy Gig. 

Duplicate Gig

As soon as you click on this function, you’ll see all the details of the Gig duplicated and placed in the same interface you normally use to post Gigs. Every last detail will be there, including any survey questions, locations or detailed instructions. We will even update the due date auto-magically!

You can make any modifications you want to this copy, make your payment and your Gig will be posted live. It’s that easy.

Please try out this feature the next chance you get on any Gig you have in the system - live or completed. And remember to keep the feedback coming!

- Gigwalk Engineering

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Before you read this blog - go update your app.  It’s all good, we’ll wait… It’ll be worth it, we promise.  

All done?  If you’ve already opened the app, you probably noticed that you go straight into the Map/Gig List now. After all, that’s the most important part of the app.  In fact, the entire navigation has been spruced up so that everything that has to do with finding and doing Gigs is front and center.


But that’s not the best part. Next time you go in to apply for a Gig, you’ll see something new and exciting for most of the Gigs that get posted.  Those of you who post Gigs will want to listen in on this part too.  

Now, the customer has a choice between choosing who does their Gig themselves, or having Gigwalk’s technology choose for them.

Needless to say, computers can be a lot faster at choosing who’s going to do Gigs than people are, especially when there are lot of Gigs to decide on.  So now, when you stumble upon one of these Gigs and hit the apply button, You’ll get a window like this:


The computer will then use your answer to this question, along with its knowledge of the work you’ve done before to make a decision within the hour of who’s going to do the Gig.  So while some customers will still want to hire their own workers, you won’t need to apply to a lot of them anymore, giving people using the app, and posting Gigs the power to get more done.

Of course, as Uncle Ben from Spiderman says, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Saying you can get a Gig done in 2 hours helps you get the Gig, but not getting the Gig done within the time you say will have grave consequences for your reputation - and therefore your ability to get Gigs in the future. After all, it just makes the computer look bad if it chooses someone and they don’t pull through.

Thanks again to everyone for their feedback, and as usual, stay tuned for more updates to come!