Chat App Only Lets People Message When Their Phones Are Nearly Dead

Chat App Only Lets People Message When Their Phones Are Nearly Dead

Die With Me lets people message each other in a chatroom as their phones slowly lose the last 5% of battery life they have left

Zack Palm
  • 30 january 2018

Mobile chat application Die With Me only operates when a phone has less than 5% left of its battery charge. When it does, the app grants users the chance to connect with others who are having the same issue. The chat room displays a user’s battery life next to their chat bubble while they talk, giving everyone a silent countdown until the owner’s phone shuts off and they disappear.

Die With Me was created by digital artist Dries Depoorter and developer David Surprenant as a way to poke fun at how often smartphone owners run into problems with a dying phone. (However, no one should mistake this app as a method to seek assistance should they find themselves in a dangerous situation with barely any battery life left.)

Die With Me

Mobile chat application Die With Me only operates when a phone has less than 5% left of its battery charge. When it does, the app grants users the chance to connect with others who are having the same issue. The chat room displays a user’s battery life next to their chat bubble while they talk, giving everyone a silent countdown until the owner’s phone shuts off and they disappear.

+Arts & Culture
+arts & culture
+chat apps
+Design
+mobile
+Mobile
+technology

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