Ontario, Canada - PhoneDown
PhoneDown.com Offers a Challenge to Set Down the Smartphone and Pick Up a Life
Responding to the mania surrounding smartphone usage, PhoneDown.com provides a community to support those brave enough to just say no.
London, Ontario, Canada - August 2, 2014 - When studies show that participants would rather give themselves a shock of electricity than sit and enjoy the simple life, something's amiss. Could sensation seeking be a global addiction? While smartphones support of the god of multi-tasking, some would say they’ve become a bit of a liability. Enter, PhoneDown.com.
PhoneDown gives users every reason to unplug from the busyness associated with keeping a smartphone at arm’s reach. A responsible approach to social networking, the app provides a time stamp to prove they've officially stepped away from the cell phone. The timestamp is attached to a photo of what they did instead. It also gives a time clock that counts how long they did it.
Aaron Lindsay, founder of PhoneDown.com said of the app launch, “I’m guilty of loving my smartphone too much, I’ll admit it. I’ve text while driving and there’s no good excuse for that. With this mobile app I’ve taken that horrible habit and made a community out of changing it. Now fellow users of PhoneDown can post their pictures on the site, along with their timestamps, to prove that they’ve done something other than be on their phone. It’s at least a step in the right direction. I just want us to remember what it's like to be human again.”
PhoneDown.com is a mobile web app designed to encourage users to put their phone down and enjoy simple activities like family time, friends, exercise, eating or favorite pastimes. The app also acts as an accountability tool to keep users off the phone while driving.