FixYa advice app by FixYa Ltd.
Free for Apple iOS devices
FixYa is one of many advice sites on the Internet. Here you can ask for help in using or fixing millions of everyday items, from cars to computers, and get answers from fellow consumers. Now there's an app that lets you carry FixYa in your pocket.
FixYa lets users post videos; the app lets you create the videos with your phone. Say you're not sure how to replace the serpentine belt on your car's engine. Shoot a video of it, and describe the problem you're having. The app transmits your voice and video to the FixYa website, and makes it available to other smartphone users as well.
You can also select questions posted by others. If you know the answer, you can send a text message or a video that demonstrates what they should do. You get points for answering questions. These can be traded for goodies ranging from baseball caps to a Kindle Fire tablet computer from Amazon.com. But you need way too many points to win anything worthwhile. It's more of a gimmick than a genuine reward program.
Still, lots of people like to answer technical questions for the fun of it. And if you're that type, FixYa's got just the app for you.
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