One of the main reasons we like to write about the Android platform has to do with its wiggle room. There are things that can be done for Android phones that simply can’t be done for their Windows or Apple cousins. For instance, how would you like to earn $20 a month simply by unlocking your phone?
That is exactly what Fronto, from Fronto, aims to do, and in all actuality, it works incredibly well. It puts advertisements and other promotional content right on your lock screen, and to earn money, simply swipe it away.
If that’s got you chomping at the bit for more, you need only to slide on down below the break.
Concept and Functionality
We’re surprised we haven’t seen Fronto’s concept anywhere before, as it’s simple, elegant, and incredibly rewarding. As mentioned earlier, the app simply puts adverts and other promotional features on your lock screen itself.
You see them when you press your phone’s power button, and you can simply choose to ignore most (if not all) of them. To get to you phone, just slide to the right as you normally would.
However, if you want to see more of the item in question, you need only to slide to the left, and a corresponding web page will be pulled up. It’s simple, quick, and incredibly user friendly.
What do we like most about this setup? Most assuredly, it’s the fact that you can earn a little extra money every month by doing something you’re already doing.
You are already unlocking your phone (hundreds of times a day, if you’re like us) so why not cash-in? It makes perfect sense to us, and it’s a useful utility bolstered by the fact that Fronto is neither obtrusive nor annoying.
Design and Graphics
Along those lines, we’re very happy to report that this is a Top Shelf production here. Installing Fronto is very uncomplicated, as is using it. For every swipe, you earn points. These points correspond to certain actions, but there’s an approximate exchange rate of 2,500 points to $1 USD.
In other words, it will not bog down your phone, and as far as we can tell (granted, there’s little interface involved here) is one stunning application. The app itself guides you through your rewards with a minimalist interface, and we could not be happier with this packaging.
We don’t say this about every application we review, so listen up: Fronto is one of the coolest new ideas we’ve seen on the Google Play Store in a while.
It’s inventive, beneficial to the user, and incredibly painless. These are all things we like, and if you’re at all interested, you might as well give it a download. Even if you never use its promotional items, at least you’ll still earn some pocket cash.
Fronto requires Android 2.0 and up. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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What do YOU think? We’d love to hear your comments, try it and let us know!