Hate advertisements with a passion that burns brighter than ten-thousand suns? Then Locket is not the app for you. On the other hand, if you really aren’t bothered by the idea of being served advertisements on your lock-screen, the folks behind Locket are more than willing to pay you to take a look at their ads.
The Locket app turns your lockscreen into an advertising zone and promises real cash each time you swipe-to-unlock your phone. Unfortunately, we are talking pennies here – literally. For every swipe, you’ll earn one penny. The catch is that you will be limited to just 3 swipes per hour.
So what can you do with the money earned? You can always cash it out, turn it into a gift card, or even donate the funds to charity.
Doing the math, IF you were to unlock 3 times each and every hour, 24/7 for an entire year, you’d only manage to bring in $262.80. In reality, you will likely earn considerably less when you factor in sleep and – you know- your real life.
Still if you are looking for a few spare bucks and don’t mind ads, Locket promises an experience that is much less invasive than Kindle’s approach, giving users the choice of whether to engage with the ads or not. Locket also promises to be discriminate in the advertising partners it accepts, ensuring that what you are seeing isn’t just pure junk.
So what can you do with the money earned? You can always cash it out, turn it into a gift card, or even donate the funds to charity if you prefer.
What do you think, would you ever consider downloading such an app, or are the few pennies earned not worth the trouble?