1. rubbhttya Eclair Feb 21, 2019

    rubbhttya, Feb 21, 2019 :
    Who are the users? - People who are addicted to apps(Whatsapp, Facebook etc.)
    What is the proposed function? - Set limit to number of times or duration of usage of apps. After limit exceeds the app icon greys out from UI and doesnt open on clicking. The icon totally becomes inactive. Notifications turns off too.
    What is the user value? - People can focus on other aspects of their life without uninstalling or deactivating the accounts in the apps. Can access them again next day(or based on their choice)
    If there are existing comparable functions in the smartphone industry, how is your proposed feature superior? - Current implementations doesn't totally deactivate the apps from accesing. Just blocks them. The apps can be opened for 1 or 0.5 second before the blocker closes the app. This results in the user opening the app for 1 or 0.5 second just to check the notification. Greying out in system UI plays a psychological role. As it appears totally deactivated. Not the bright colored apps in the UI that tempts the user to open the app again and again. Also the current apps in playstore enabling my proposed feature can be uninstalled or stopped to open the blocked app. Can sometimes crash too thus allowing access to the user. Deactivating from system UI psychologically affects the user and does not tempts him to click the icon.

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