May 27, 2014
To try to take their fellow students away from their mobile devices for a few hours, two students from a New York University decided to create an application that aims to increase personal interaction through a game with real prizes.
The “Tock” application, created by Rachel Samples and Jacquire Greco, students at Syracuse University in New York, aims to help mobile phone addicts by inviting them to engage in face-to-face interactions, rather than staring at the screen of their cell phones.
After being downloaded, users create a profile on Tock that syncs with their social media accounts.
Then you have to invite friends to compete. The idea is that two or more Tock users agree to spend a certain amount of time away from their smartphones. Those who obtain it will add points to their profile and can exchange them for discount coupons in restaurants or stores.
via An application that rewards you for staying away from your smartphone – teleSUR.
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