The 'Die With Me' App Can Only Be Used When Batteries are Low

 - Jan 19, 2018
References: diewithme.online & motherboard.vice
The 'Die With Me' app is a chat room only available when the user's phone has critically low battery. The app restricts users from accessing it until the battery percentage of their mobile device is five percent or below. Die With Me was designed by media artist and freelance concept provider Dries Depoorter. Depoorter got the idea to create this app simply because he wanted to do something positive with a low battery, and while the chat room function was not the first idea, Depoorter now loves the concept.

Die With Me was first presented to audiences at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam's annual DocLab Interactive Conference and a beta version was tested at the same time. While the current version serves as an anonymous toy, Depoorter explained that the original idea behind the app was to be a vehicle for romantic connection. This version of the app would use location-based software to show users with dying batteries, and suggested the idea that users should then meet for a live conversation.