With the alliance, both launch offshore crowd sourcing to outsource jobs on Crowdworks to developers in Vietnam and Philippines utilizing a network of Axelbeat, which runs advertising services for foreign market.
They plan to expand the service in other South East Asian countries including Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia as well as launch English site of Crowdworks allowing foreign companies and freelancers to place and accept orders.
Crowdworks is a crowd-sourcing service focusing on engineers and designers which was launched on this March as closed beta. A total amount of jobs placed surpasses 770 million yen and it is used by more than 2,700 companies.
Cnet Japan 12/14/2012 [jp]
- Crowd sourcing service is one of the hottest areas in Internet services this year. It is reasonable for these services to take advantage of wage gap to enable offshore development. There will be more crowd-sourcing services going global, especially in Asia from Japan next year.