Posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 by Will Hagle
Checky is an iOS and Android app that lets you know how many times you’ve checked your phone throughout the day.
Phones have nearly become inseparable from the human body. A person who is used to having a smart phone on his or her body at all times could undergo a panic attack as soon as that phone leaves his or her pocket. Checky exists to demonstrate just how attached to our phones we’ve become. The app, which is available for iOS and Android, has one simple function: to let you know how often you’ve looked at your screen over the course of a day. The design of the app is similarly simple, displaying the number of times you’ve checked your phone with a number in a white circle centered on the screen.
Checky is a simple app. It’s also free. Yet it’s function is useful, providing a way for you to keep track of your phone-checking habits. There’s also the opportunity to share your Checky number with other users or via social media platforms, although a high Checky score isn’t exactly something to be proud of. The app can also be a motivating factor if you’re trying to limit your use and want to strive for a lower number. The app also tracks your location data, so you can see the areas of your city or the world in which you’re more likely to check your phone. It’s a cool idea, although the data it delivers is probably more of a depressing reminder about the addicting qualities of smartphones than anything else.