New app that only works on phones that have less than 5% battery
Die With Me is a new messenger app available on iOS and Android. It connects strangers in a chat room setting, allowing them to meet briefly and pass the time away as their batteries empty out to zero. But there's a catch: The app only works on phones with a battery charge of five per cent or less.
Die With Me was launched last Wednesday by Dries Depoorter, a Belgian artist, and David Surprenant, a Montreal-based interactive developer saying "We wanted to do something positive with a low battery".
According to a reporter who drained their battery to test it out, the chats are mostly filled with people complaining about their low batteries and saying goodbye.
The creators even had a brilliant idea regarding a dating app:
"We had ideas to make a dating app where you can find someone around you with a low battery, and when you meet, the battery [is dead], so you can have a offline real conversation".