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New App Can De-Addict You from Your Smartphone

by Bidita Debnath on December 20, 2015 at 11:02 PM
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 New App Can De-Addict You from Your Smartphone

If you are ready to break free from your smartphone addiction but can't put your iPhone away for long, then here's an app for you.

When a fake phone company released its line of products, NoPhones, a thin, rectangular-shaped plastic block that looked just like a smartphone but did not function, many doubted that the simulated smartphones would find any users. Surprisingly, close to 4,000 fake phones were sold to consumers who wanted to curb their phone usage.

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Professor Uichin Lee from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and his research team have developed an application, Lock n' LoL (Lock Your Smartphone and Laugh Out Loud), to help people lock their smartphones altogether and keep them from using the phone while engaged in social activities such as meetings, conferences, and discussions.

The Lock n' LoL allows users to create a new room or join an existing room. The users then invite meeting participants or friends to the room and share its ID with them to enact the Group Limit (lock) mode.
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When phones are in the lock mode, all alarms and notifications are automatically muted, and users must ask permission to unlock their phones. However, in an emergency, users can access their phones for accumulative five minutes in a temporary unlimit mode.

In addition, the app's Co-location Reminder detects and lists nearby users to encourage app users to limit their phone use. The Lock n' LoL also displays important statistics to monitor users' behavior such as the current week's total limit time, the weekly average usage time, top friends ranked by time spent together, and top activities in which the users participated. Lee noted that this app will certainly help family members to interact more with each other during the holiday season.

Source: ANI
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