Pocket Points Rewards Phone-Stashing Students

A new app called Pocket Points is encouraging students to shelve their smartphones while in class by offering up rewards. The way it works is simple: before beginning class, students will open the app, lock their phone, and as long as the phone stays locked, they’ll rack up points. These points can be redeemed at partner businesses and restaurants for discounts or free food. So far the app is available at a few colleges but may soon be available on campuses nationwide.