Article Title

Pocket Points


Kiersten Carr


Excellent, Intermediate, Young Adult, Classroom, Point System, Cell Phones

Document Type

App Review


Pocket Points is a free app designed to incentivize staying off cell phones at school. After downloading, the student enters the name of their school, and if that school is offered as an option (there are schools listed nationwide), the app uses GPS tracking to determine if the student is on campus when the app is in use. If this is the case, the student simply starts the app before class begins, then locks their phone. The app logs a certain amount of points per minute the phone is not in use and stops logging once the phone is opened again. These points can then be used to gain discounts, rewards, and coupons at both local and online businesses.