Here’s one way to feel a little less guilty about your inability to get out of bed in the morning: Use an alarm clock app that donates money to charity every time you hit the snooze button.
The app, called iCukoo, was the brainchild of developers at the Chelsea Apps Factory in London. “It came from my girlfriend snoozing every morning, and me getting increasingly irritated with waking up three times before actually getting up,” says Josh Hart, one of the developers. “We wanted to create a bit of a silver lining.”
The app tracks how many times someone hits snooze, and when the snoozes add up to a certain amount, sends a text asking if the user wants to donate. Every time someone dozes off, in theory, they’ll feel like they’re being a little more productive.