Appen Rattle Project – Falcon Video Recommendations.

online-social-medi_2734204bThe Appen Rattle Project is here. Appen now has a new hot opportunity that anyone with a verified Facebook account can work on. It’s a very unique project that involves watching live video or live video feeds and rating these videos based on their content and whether or not they are useful to you or not. And while it sounds like a very easy job, it can be tricky if you don’t understand what Appen Hill is looking for when it comes to data collection.

Application process and project set up

The process to apply for the job is the same process that you would use normally for any other project that Appen offers. Once you apply for the position, if you are selected, then you will start to receive instructions on qualifying. Yes you need to qualify for this particular job, but it’s nothing too difficult.


The process will take 2-3 days in which you will be able to review the project guidelines, any additional materials concerning the job, including the presentation, and then completing a ‘Qualification quiz’. It’s very important that you use the same email and I recommend creating a new gmail account just for this purpose. The reason is that the emails that you will get are time sensitive, and having a new email will ensure that they don’t end up in spam or junk. Also it’s very important that you use the email address you have on file with your Appen application. So if you have already applied for Appen, use this same email.

After you have applied for the position, you will get an automated email from Appen saying that you will be contacted for the Rattle Video Recommendations Project. Once you have been contacted, a 6 step process begins. Applying for the project and making sure that your email is verified is the first part.

FACEBOOK ID Requirements

The second part of the process will be setting up the Facebook Profile. You must use your Facebook account and it must be at least 1 year old and have no less than 50-55 friends. Your Facebook account has to be 100% truthful using your name that is on your Appen application. You should not have more than 1 Facebook account as this goes against Facebook TOS. Age group, location, name, and gender must be accurate.

Facebook Rating Tool 

Your Facebook ID will be used to set up your access in the Facebook tool you will use to complete daily assignments. Once set up, you’ll be given a batch of videos/pages which you will then evaluate based on the project guidelines. Through the tool, Appen Project Managers will have access to those batches, your ratings and the comments you provide. Appen does not have access to your personal FB information such as your account, messages, posts or network of friends. There will be no changes to your actual News Feed. Everything will be the same except that you will have access to what is called the FRT Tool.

Very soon you will be getting the Rattle Video Recommendations Project Guidelines. You should take some time to read through this carefully to understand exactly what you will be doing as a video rater, and most importantly, that you give the correct ratings and data. While it is an easy job, it can be a little tricky to understand how you should comment, and how those comments should reflect the numbers rating that you have given. Otherwise, you could find yourself moved off the project quickly.

The next step will be getting your Sharepoint Access where you will be able to download all materials, including the guidelines, for the project. Take the time to get familiar with Sharepoint. This email will come from Appen-Connect Support.

Rattle (Falcon Video recommendation) project qualification quiz

The last step is receiving the instructions on completing the Falcon News Feed Qualification Quiz via Appen Connect. Once you complete the online module, you will need to complete the quiz to qualify. Quiz results are instant after each question. IMPORTANT! You only get one chance to pass this quiz. They will not give a second chance to pass it under any circumstances. Qualification should take around 5 hours (Review of all emails and project documents, review of guidelines and PowerPoint presentation, open forum attendance and quiz).

Once you have completed the Quiz and successfully passed it, you will then be contacted by a Project Manager 1-2 days after the quiz. It is not necessary to email them.

Rattle Video  Recommendation project production 

Production work starts as soon as you have successfully completed the entire process. It is VERY important to once again mention that the deadlines for the process are very strict.

The Falcon Video Recommendations Project requires that you work no less than 5 days per week and one of those days must include a weekend. You can split the days as you like as long as one weekend day is worked. Each batch consists of 28-30 videos in which you are given a total time of 2.25 hours to complete. Time is automatically kept track of in the rating tool. You cannot go over the 2.25 hours per 30 video batch. If you stay on track, this comes out to about 4:00 minutes per video. There is a task at the end called the ‘bakeoff task’ which takes about 5 minutes to complete.

Further details concerning how the system actually works will be laid out in the project guidelines.



  1. I am doing the qualification portion Monday, do you have any tips or pointers to help me on the final quiz

  2. I am under the impression I can not apply for leap force and lion ridge at the same time. Lionbridge sent a message saying there ar no jobs in location. I am working o my leap force applicant right now. Can I apply for Appen at the same time as LeapForce? Or is it better to wait and see if I a hired, more like pray that I am hired, then start an application for Appen?

    1. Hi,

      Yes, you can combine work at Leapforce and Appen projects, it wont create any conflict of interests so you can apply for two different projects at the same time…but keep in mind that you cant work at Leapforce and Lionbridge at the same time due to IP related issues.

  3. Hello, I am currently working on the Nile Project at Leapforce. Can I apply to Falcon Ads Project at the same time? If they are using same platform(FRT tool), is it a problem for me? Thank you

  4. I will be taking the qualification portion starting January 9th. Any advice for me? Thanks.

  5. Hi Tim,
    Can I get any suggestions to qualify the quiz. I have quiz on Monday. Please respond as early as possible.

  6. Hi,I have falcon ads qualification process in this week?Can you explain how it would be?
    Please give me tips to pass the test.

  7. I applied on the Appen site, received an Appen project invitation, and replied saying I was interested. I haven’t heard anything back. As I read over this blog post I noticed you said that the name one uses to apply with needs to match their FB name… Mine doesn’t. I got married last month and changed my FB name to my married last name, but I applied with my maiden name, since legally, my name is not yet changed. Does this mean no longer qualify?

  8. Do you really have to have a computer that is less than three years old to apply?

  9. Hello, I have just received the consulting agreement email from Lionbridge. I wanted to know this is already a confirmation or do I still have to wait another stape. Then I wanted to know if one can decide to quit without restrictions or penalties.

  10. Hello Tim,

    I’ve gone through a lot of the steps that lead to working for Appen, and I’ve just received an email by some staff person at Appen telling me that they want me to join one of their project and that I should confirm my availability and commitment to join the project. I’ve just answered the email saying that I confirm my commitment to join the project, but I’m not sure this is the right way to do it. How should I confirm my availability? Thank you for the infornmation!

    1. Hello,

      Yes, sending an email which states your commitment to join the project and spend required number of hours should be OK.

      Do not forget that Payoneer is now the only way to get paid by Appen, if you manage to join the project and you do not have a Payoneer account yet you can get yours here:

      If you use this link for applying for a Payoneer account/card we will both benefit by earning 25$.

      Thank you!

  11. Is this the same as. Falcon Entities called “Non-public Classification one? If yes, then can you give me tipsor anything i should know to make the qualifications easier? Other than reading the materials carefully of course. Thanks.

  12. Hi I’m just wondering if your working on the nile project for leapforce can you also work on the falcon for Appen? Any help appreciated.
    Thank you

  13. Hi, I had applied for the Falcon project and did well up until the qualification quiz! Unfortunately I did very poorly.I have recommended this job to some friends but I am worried that they may not do good on this part as well. Is there somewhere that they can get help or more information on exactly what they want. I was very confused during the testing. Thanks for the help and the in site.

    1. Hi, I just took the quiz, not really sure if I’ll pass, I’ve no idea about the passing grade. Do you remember how many incorrect answers you had when you took the quiz?

  14. I read here that Appen only pays through Payoneer. Are you sure that is the only way they pay you? I read some very negative reviews about them and I don’t feel comfortable having an account with them.

  15. I’ve reading the prices and rates at Payoneer website. Do they really get $3 every time you get paid?

  16. I am currently working in two projects of Appen in Germany. and I am interested to work in this project also, but I am not getting the link to apply for it. could you please send the link directly in my email.


  17. Hi Tim,

    I was flagged by Appen to apply for Falcon–I have a FB account, but never use it, do not have 55 followers. Does this disqualify me? Thanks. I will sign up for a Pioneer acct with you if it turns out that I need one. Better send me a link via email. Take care. John

  18. Hi, I need some advice on the Qualification Quiz and how to pass it. Can you help me? Thank you 🙂

  19. Hi, can you help me? I’m trying to start today, but haven’t been able to load the bake off instructions. Do you have them? I have sent multiple tickets to both Appen and FalconAds to no avail. Thanks!

    1. Normally you wait for further updates/instructions from your vendor. Your vendor (Appen) has direct contact with customer and most likely they are aware of the issue and will assist you asap.

    1. Most of questions will be testing your understanding of instructions, you will will get both theoretical and practical questions. For more info please refer to the post about the project.

  20. Hi..I’m currently working on Truckee Project and i also got an email said that i’ve been invited to project called the Falcon Video Transcription. Is it okay if i work on that 2 project? Thanks

    1. Hello, it depends on the project exam, in many cases candidates are allowed to retake the exam or are offered an alternative project. What is your project exam which was unsuccessful?

    2. Hello, yes normally all Falcon projects allow only one attempt to pass the exam.

  21. The tuition portal for my Falcon URI training tells me that I only have one attempt to pass, but the invitation email says that I can have two attempts.

  22. Hello, I do have another question how do you know if you succeed or failed the test. I did the test yesterday (it is for a transcription project) and I didn’t get any response? Does anybody know something.

    Thank You

    1. Normally the exam results are sent on exam due date (if indicated in the exam info email) or up on request (via email).

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