This App Plays Certain Songs When a User Tries to Contact an Ex

By: Katherine Pendrill - Sep 15, 2015
References: deathandtaxesmag & bustle
'Nickelblock' is an app that plays Nickelback whenever a user tries to contact an ex. With the advent a social media, it can be difficult to completely cut one's self off after a break up. This app prevents users from reaching out to their ex by blasting a series of annoying songs.

The app works by playing Nickelback songs each time a user tries to type their ex's name into their smartphone. The app not only prevents a user from calling or texting their former partner but also stops them from contacting that person on social media as well. Although not all users will be annoyed by this particular band, the idea is that the sound of the music will be enough to deter any further contact.

While the Nickelblock app is not actually available for download, the project does demonstrate the ease of contacting an ex in the digital age.