Hold - Earn Prizes for Not Touching Your Phone - Possibly Students Only.   Android & iOS
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Hold - Earn Prizes for Not Touching Your Phone - Possibly Students Only. Android & iOS

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Found 27th Apr
Hold is the best way to get things done!
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When in school, looking for a productivity boost, simply start Hold. Our technique helps you concentrate and stops your habit of constantly checking your phone.

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Every interval of 20 minutes you're not using your phone you earn 10 points. Can you do that?

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Somebody has just watched the Gadget Show!
Definitaly? Please tell me you're studying English. All in good fun 😁
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Now the reason I say "Possibly students only" is because even though it clearly states "Students Only" on the Play Store page, I've just installed the App and selected "Open University" and it appears to be working just fine. There's nothing immediately obvious about how they verify your student status as far as I can see so who knows ?

Apparently the company will possibly be rolling out a "family" version of this version takes off.
Can you give an example of what the rewards are?
susdev5 m ago

Can you give an example of what the rewards are?


Lucky dips for amazon and Nike
Ok, in the app there's stuff like this ..

60 points gets you a free regular popcorn at VUE cinema
1000 points gets you a free coffee at costa
30 points gets you an amazon scratchcard
60 points gets you £4.99 tickets at VUE

various competitions to enter as well

2500 points gets you a £5 amazon gift card

you can't just put your phone in a box and leave it forever though. it will ask you after 20 minutes if you want to leave it alone for another 20 minutes and so on.
HankHandsome2 m ago

Ok, in the app there's stuff like this ..60 points gets you a free regular …Ok, in the app there's stuff like this ..60 points gets you a free regular popcorn at VUE cinema1000 points gets you a free coffee at costa30 points gets you an amazon scratchcard60 points gets you £4.99 tickets at VUEvarious competitions to enter as well2500 points gets you a £5 amazon gift cardyou can't just put your phone in a box and leave it forever though. it will ask you after 20 minutes if you want to leave it alone for another 20 minutes and so on.


I wonder if you have to have an ac.uk email address to email you your voucher code....
HankHandsome13 m ago

you can't just put your phone in a box and leave it forever though. it …you can't just put your phone in a box and leave it forever though. it will ask you after 20 minutes if you want to leave it alone for another 20 minutes and so on.


Ah that's a pity - my phone is off for weeks at a time so thought I could get lots of points
Moonmonkeys32 m ago

I wonder if you have to have an ac.uk email address to email you your …I wonder if you have to have an ac.uk email address to email you your voucher code....


you might be right there. i'm going to try and get enough points for one of the scratchcards and i'll see what happens. i've just tried twice to leave the phone alone for 20 minutes and two bloody people rang ..
Location services being on 24/7 while using the app is just going to kill your battery.
Somebody has just watched the Gadget Show!
Bookmarking for now. Waiting to see how people find it.
you need an ac.uk email address to claim any prizes, and i found that it's really not worth the time when you get so few points and rewards are so high - could work if you already don't use your phone for several hours each day though
Been using this for a couple of weeks, the app itself is quite buggy and actually not that nice but the concept works! As a student, I have a .ac.uk address but haven't got enough points yet to claim anything (aiming for the Costa ) But I think it's fantastic, the concept stops me from going on my phone when I want to get my head down, i'd definitaly recommend this app
Edited by: "thegamingkinginfo" 27th Apr
Definitaly? Please tell me you're studying English. All in good fun 😁
Is it for students or just for training circus animals? Have some self control people lol
what stopping from people using it on their 2nd phone
#1stWorldProblems
I did earn enough for an amazon scratchcard and it did indeed ask me for a student email address which I don't have, so I uninstalled. Good idea for the brainy people though
HankHandsome10 h, 48 m ago

it will ask you after 20 minutes if you want to leave it alone for another …it will ask you after 20 minutes if you want to leave it alone for another 20 minutes and so on.


?? I understand why they do this... but you have to keep touching your phone to qualify for points on an app designed to make you stop losing concentration and returning to your phone ??
45ure13 m ago

?? I understand why they do this... but you have to keep touching your …?? I understand why they do this... but you have to keep touching your phone to qualify for points on an app designed to make you stop losing concentration and returning to your phone ??


This.
45ure25 m ago

?? I understand why they do this... but you have to keep touching your …?? I understand why they do this... but you have to keep touching your phone to qualify for points on an app designed to make you stop losing concentration and returning to your phone ??


Well you say that, but I had the phone on my desk beside me last night for almost half an hour without touching it. When i picked it up and woke it up, it said i'd earnt 30 points so i tapped it to finish being 'on hold' and i got those points, so maybe you don't have to keep touching it ?
thegamingkinginfo11 h, 14 m ago

Been using this for a couple of weeks, the app itself is quite buggy and …Been using this for a couple of weeks, the app itself is quite buggy and actually not that nice but the concept works! As a student, I have a .ac.uk address but haven't got enough points yet to claim anything (aiming for the Costa ) But I think it's fantastic, the concept stops me from going on my phone when I want to get my head down, i'd definitaly recommend this app


Doesn't it interrupt you every 20 minutes though?
Appears counter intuitive to me.

'Don't look at your phone'
*Every 20 minutes*
"Please confirm you're not using your phone"
yorkshiretightass28th Apr

Doesn't it interrupt you every 20 minutes though?Appears counter intuitive …Doesn't it interrupt you every 20 minutes though?Appears counter intuitive to me.'Don't look at your phone'*Every 20 minutes*"Please confirm you're not using your phone"


No, you can leave it collecting points for two or three hours before the points reset.

This app was good at the beginning but now they've massively reduced the chance of winning from scratchcards. I've opened dozens of the Amazon scratchcards and haven't won a thing, so I uninstalled the app.
Looks good for the people who qualify and a nice change in this digital world.
m3racer12311 h, 25 m ago

No, you can leave it collecting points for two or three hours before the …No, you can leave it collecting points for two or three hours before the points reset.This app was good at the beginning but now they've massively reduced the chance of winning from scratchcards. I've opened dozens of the Amazon scratchcards and haven't won a thing, so I uninstalled the app.


Have to agree about the scratch cards, I have been using the app for months and not gotten 1 reward off of them. It was great when it first started, but the feeling quickly wears off. Still, not a bad idea . . .
yorkshiretightass28th Apr

Doesn't it interrupt you every 20 minutes though?Appears counter intuitive …Doesn't it interrupt you every 20 minutes though?Appears counter intuitive to me.'Don't look at your phone'*Every 20 minutes*"Please confirm you're not using your phone"


Not at all, i'd agree that if you had to keep checking your phone to start the counter again that it would be counter intuitive but I leave mine running so far for a maximum of 2 hours and never has it asked me to take action of the app. What it will say is that when you leave the app, it will prompt you with a notification to go back onto the app in order to keep your timer running. This way it stops you checking your Instagram when you're meant to be "studying". Hope this helps
HankHandsome27th Apr

Ok, in the app there's stuff like this ..60 points gets you a free regular …Ok, in the app there's stuff like this ..60 points gets you a free regular popcorn at VUE cinema1000 points gets you a free coffee at costa30 points gets you an amazon scratchcard60 points gets you £4.99 tickets at VUEvarious competitions to enter as well2500 points gets you a £5 amazon gift cardyou can't just put your phone in a box and leave it forever though. it will ask you after 20 minutes if you want to leave it alone for another 20 minutes and so on.


Doesn't that defeat the purpose? By nature it's forcing the action that it's trying to change... ?
Ha, surely anyone with an ounce of geekiness can just run an android emulator on their pc to abuse this?
how can you get an ac.co.uk email address if you are not at uni?
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