Locket places advertisements in your Android homescreen, pays you a penny to unlock (video)
Check out your Android telephone. See that background shot? It is in all probability type of cute, however hardly inspiring. The truth is, is it bringing you any pleasure in any respect? Is it serving to you to make lease? Consider it or not, there’s now an app for that. Locket has simply launched into the Google Play Retailer, enabling a restricted (for now) choice of advertisers to put advertisements in your lock display after which paying you one cent for every time you unlock. In fact, it is capped at $zero.03 per hour (so each different unlock is simply making the corporate cash), and you will be allowed to money out, toss the funds on a present card or donate your earnings to a charity. For now, it is restricted to customers based mostly in the USA. Oh, and don’t be concerned, we already did the maths — you possibly can earn $262.eighty by unlocking your telephone’s display 3 times every hour, 24 hours per day, one year per yr. Or you’ll be able to simply mow some grass.
Replace (2014): Because it seems, Locket’s enterprise mannequin did not scale quick sufficient and as of January, it is not paying customers to unlock their telephones. It nonetheless exists, and can push quotes, humorous movies or different information to your lock display should you’re — however it simply will not pay you to take a look at them.