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This App Will Reward You For Ignoring Your Phone In Social Situations

The app that temporally freezes handsets has won £15,000 in funding.

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The Singapore Computer Society has awarded $30,000 to three students who created an app that encourages users to talk to each other and ignore their phones.

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The app works by getting two or more users to put their phones together.

The phones are then immobilised and a virtual apple tree starts growing on the screens. The longer the users leave the phones the more fruit starts to grow.

Students win $30,000 to develop app that encourages people to not use their phones http://t.co/zzbTFgIqSc

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Students win $30,000 to develop app that encourages people to not use their phones http://t.co/zzbTFgIqSc

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