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Laundry is the bane of every college student's existence. DryerBro aims to make living in a house with four barely breathing roommates a little more bearable. The app is simple,...
05-28-2011, 12:36 PM #1
DryerBro: Cause College Is Hard Enough
Laundry is the bane of every college student's existence. DryerBro aims to make living in a house with four barely breathing roommates a little more bearable.
The app is simple, and effective. Users simply set the iPhone on top of the dryer, select the "bros" to call or text when the dryers done, and start the app. DryerBro utilizes the iPhone's accelerometer to detect the dryer's movement, and when it stops moving the app calls or texts the "bros" you selected, alerting the load is done.
The creators of the App were all "bros" at Ohio State enrolled in the same Capstone course, and decided to submit this idea as an alternative project idea. It got approved, and 10 weeks later DryerBro was finished.
The app works. I tried it. Where was is it five years ago when I started college? This is what the App Store, and iOS is all about, finding solutions to everyday problems. I'm positive this is what Steve Jobs imagined when he first dreamed of taking over the smartphone world.
Source: Tech Crunch
05-28-2011, 01:47 PM #2
So I need to leave my iPhone by the dryer with the lock screen set to never? If someone doesn't steal my phone the battery would most likely die. If I had my own dryer no real need to remember the laundry. Interesting concept but kind of useless if you ask me.
05-28-2011, 01:51 PM #3
Or you can just set the alarm on your iPhone to remind you when your laundry is done.
I mean leaving your iPhone on top of a dryer unguarded in college? You're just asking for it to get stolen.
05-28-2011, 01:53 PM #4
05-28-2011, 02:10 PM #5
05-28-2011, 02:21 PM #6
I guess this is useful if you're not at home and you're doing the laundry and want one of your bros to get to it when it's done, but then who really leaves their iPhones/iPods at home while they're out? What if you were already at home...couldn't you just walk to the next room and check the laundry to see if it's done? If not come back later.
Cool concept, I just don't see the practicality.
05-28-2011, 02:37 PM #7
What about all the urgent calls and texts I miss while my iphone is sitting on top of, and probably rattling across (and falling onto the floor) of the dryer?
This is the worst idea I ave ever seen.
05-28-2011, 02:53 PM #8
05-28-2011, 04:36 PM #9
Wow. I already feel naked without my phone already. Why leave my phone on top of a dryer? I get phone calls/texts all day... I guess I could call back my missed calls and apologize that my phone was too busy monitoring my dryer.
05-28-2011, 06:34 PM #10
All I can say is Really?! Really?!
05-28-2011, 09:08 PM #11
If your phone is on top of the dryer then how do you get a text or a call? So you have to have another phone or device in order to receive your message because even if you were close enough to hear your phone ringing on top of the dryer then you could more than likely hear the dryer buzzer.
05-28-2011, 10:12 PM #12
Useless. This post and the app. Please post something really useful next time. >_>
05-29-2011, 11:14 AM #13
Just another useless app taking up App Store space.
Alarm > Leaving your phone to miss calls/texts/games/etc etc etc. ugh
05-29-2011, 02:31 PM #14
I guess i'll be stealing lots of new iPhones at my local dorm...
05-29-2011, 08:06 PM #15
I guess this might be useful if I was a lazy, selfish, ignorant ***** and didn't want to be bothered getting my own 'tighty whities' out of the laundry when they were done so that my 'bros' could dry their stuff.
Could be handy if I was too busy playing my xbox360/ps3 to worry about sharing the dryer. Now my phone can phone my 'bros' and they can shuffle the laundry around. Of course, if I was on the receiving end, I'd come get my laundry and 'accidentally' drop my 'bros' iphone in the washer and play dumb. You're asking for it leaving your iphone sitting unattended on a dryer -- even if it is in an enclosed dorm room. This is a huge slap-in-the-face to your 'bros.'
05-30-2011, 10:12 AM #16
This app would be great for whores. You tape your iphone to your ***, and when you're done banging the fat slob you met at the bar it could call her a taxi. haha
06-04-2011, 01:40 PM #17
"Cause college is hard enough" LMFAO! Are these lame guys actually comparing the difficulty of doing laundry and attending college? This app actually promotes iPhone theft.
Last edited by xclusiveiphone; 06-04-2011 at 01:49 PM.