Right, April Fools is now over… unless you’re in America, then it’s probably definitely still on. Either way, I’d like to state up-front that this is definitely an April Fools joke.
This is the First Direct Swear Jar app. An app that runs in the background and detects if you’re spouting any profanities. If you do start effing and jeffing it’ll automatically transfer cash into a savings account.
The lovely Lucy Hedges, who I’ve never got drunk with and doesn’t normally swear like a trooper, has created this fake review of the app ..
Actually, I’d probably like to see it turned into a real application. If I could get that working, I’d have enough to get me to the Caribbean by Sunday. Boom.
Oh yes. Sorry, First Direct probably want me to point you to their website if you’re interested in their rather cool banking style.
Put your money where your mouth is –
New #@&? Jar app is set to revolutionise saving
Finding new ways to put aside a bit of extra cash is not easy, so first direct has created a unique way to help its customers get in to the savings habit. The new #@&? Jar app allows people to put money aside for a rainy day, without changing their day to day
The new app has been designed to ‘hear’ all the user’s swear words, automatically transferring money from their linked current account into their designated saving
Innovative voice recognition software identifies the user’s voice, so they only put money aside for their swearing slip-ups. The app then simply listens out for the user to say one of the words from a list of over 200 profanities such as ******, ******** and **********, helping them reach their savings goal in no time.
If users find their choice language is costing them too dearly, they can adjust the settings to add or remove certain words and set time limits for when the app will ‘listen’.
Zoe Shore, Head of Customer Communications at first direct commented;
“We’re always looking for new ways to engage our more mobile-savvy customers. Given the increased propensity for swearing these days, it seemed a perfect way to achieve something positive from what many consider to be negative. I for one think it’s a great way to get in to a savings habit.”
#@&? Jar uses the latest in voice recognition technology to catch you cursing. No swear word goes undetected. App rated 17+