Are You Addicted To Your Phone? This App Has The Answer

_55A4045_MarkIantoscaPhotographed by Mark Iantosca
Think you’re addicted to your phone? A new app will prove it. Called Checky, the app counts each time you open your phone to send a text message, see what’s happening on Facebook, or whatever else it is you do on that thing all day.
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At the end of the day, the app lets you see not only how many times you checked your phone, but also plot where every check-in happened. There goes denying you were on your phone during dinner.
Checky is available for the iPhone and Android. I tried the app out this week and was shocked to learn how many times I pull my phone out each day — especially when I couldn't figure out why I'd done it. While I’m working, for instance, there’s no need to check email, messages, or even Twitter on my iPhone since I’m sitting in front of a computer screen. Yet, I managed to check my phone at least 30 times every work day. For what? I’m not quite sure.
Once you add in all the fidgeting I do on my phone at night, I consistently clock in at well over 60 check-ins per day. That’s a lot of looking at my phone.
If you’re proud of your check-in number (or not so proud and want your friends to shame you into changing) you can share your score for the day from the app directly onto Facebook and Twitter — or privately via SMS.
Of course, that counts as another check-in on your phone. But, who’s counting?
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