No, the Locket App won’t create adorable faux locket photos for you and your loved ones. It’s much more interesting than that. Ever wondered how you could make money just by using your smartphone? After all, it is an internet-connected device that is checked by the average user nearly 150 times a day. That’s where the Locket app comes in, it is a money-making app that will take hardly a second of your time (everytime).
Like we said earlier, modern smartphone users usually have round-the-clock internet connectivity thanks to subsidized data plans. So surely, all that screen real-estate must interest advertisers. As the Locket app proves, yes, it is a valuable advertising prospect for advertisers. How does Locket app work? Well when you click the power button to put your device out of sleep, you’re greeted with a full-screen advertisment. You can choose to ignore it, by swiping right as you usually would, or if it interests you, you could swipe left and be taken to a website, for example. It’s dead simple, and regardless of which direction you choose to swipe, you’re paid.
The real magic happens on the lock-screen, but of course, there’s a dedicated app to handle your account and accumulated points as well. There are three modules within the app: account, payout, and recommend to friends. In account tab, you’re greeted and told how much money you’ve accumulated (it’s a cent per ad-view). It’s a clean layout that’s easy to get the hang of the very first time you fire up this app. The recommend-to-friends option is worth giving a try too, because you get a dollar every time you invite a friend successfully, that is, they install the app and sign up for the service. Using just this Locket app feature, you could rack up some serious cash if you’ve got a lot of friends on your contacts list.
Locket isn’t just a trial to see if this concept works or not. It’s got the backing of several big-name advertising firms, and the app already has some Fortune 500 companies on-board to advertise for. In our opinion, this app does good both for the advertiser, the company that’s being advertised and, the end user. You’re capped to just 3 ads an hour but if you were to use up all the ads daily, you could make 262 dollars a year. That’s not much, but it’s certainly enough money to upgrade your smartphone.