I’m not sure if there’s an actual mobile application that offers this feature, but I saw this idea on 9GAG and thought it was brilliant.

An app to charge you whenever you hit the snooze button

If you’re not familiar with the history of the snooze button, it was invented by the Devil to make us sleep longer, be late, and feel more tired. And as with all devilish temptations, we can’t help but hit the snooze button again, and again, and again.

There are several factors that make this app idea a great one to pursue:

  1. It tackles a real world problem that we face on a daily basis (maybe not on weekends, though)
  2. It appeals to our fear of losing (in this case, money) to encourage a change in behavior, which is more powerful than appealing to our desire for gain
  3. The interface is insanely simple and very familiar to us. A single image summed up how the app will be used

What do you think of this app idea? Would you use it?