In the heat of the summer, few things are as satisfying as an ice cream cone, and Ice Check is a new app that helps people to make sure that they don't miss out on the opportunity to grab one at the nearest McDonald's. The app has one specific but niche purpose: it tells users whether or not the soft serve machines at McDonald's locations are functioning at the moment, removing any chance of a trip to the historic QSR ending without a cone.
Ice Check was started by a writer who experienced that unfortunate degree of disappointment one summer day and vowed to prevent it for all other consumers. The app uses crowdsourced data to assess whether people at given restaurants have been successfully purchasing ice cream, and it then relays that information to consumers around the area.
Ice Check currently checks US McDonald's locations, with Canada and the UK expected to be added in the next update.