The Orion

‘Pocket Points’ feeds brains, bellies

Veronica De La Cruz

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Illustration by Rachel Dugo

Illustration by Rachel Dugo

Earning points to go to class, now why didn’t we think of this sooner?

The latest app “Pocket Points” has been a popular topic discussed in most of my classes, and with all of its benefits, I can definitely see what all the buzz is about.

How it works:

“Pocket Points” detects the student’s location once they’re on campus. Then it’s up to the student to go to class, open the app and lock the phone to start earning points. Once class is over, sliding the notification will accumulate points. It’s as simple as that.

Students then cash in their points for deals and discounts around town.

Points add up a lot faster when the number of people using the app increases, so go bug everyone in class to get the app for that free bagel and coffee.

There’s nothing more annoying than when people use their phones in class. It’s not only disrespectful to professors, but also toward anyone who’s trying to pay attention and actually learn something.

With “Pocket Points,” professors might actually get students to engage with lecture rather than discussing the latest topics trending on Twitter. Silence is golden, people.

Despite the fact that I find it ridiculous that it takes an app to get students paying attention in class, “Pocket Points” is actually a really good idea and has the potential to be successful.

Local downtown businesses will make more profit by advertising and giving their customers incentives to buy their products. The businesses involved range from Riley’s to Trucker, where the business will either give percentage discounts or just plain give things out for free. Everyone wins.

With failing apps like “Tapingo” being introduced to Chico State, it’s nice to see that “Pocket Points” is already having positive reviews after just a few weeks.

And with rewards like two-for-one slices at Franky’s Pizzeria & Lounge or buy one, get two dollars off the second burrito from Serrano’s Mexican Grill, who wouldn’t want to join the fun?

Veronica De La Cruz can be reached at [email protected] or @Veronica_dlc on Twitter.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • ‘Pocket Points’ feeds brains, bellies

    Columns

    Reporting on the stories of dreamers with respect

  • ‘Pocket Points’ feeds brains, bellies

    Blogs

    Undocuweek, we needed you

  • ‘Pocket Points’ feeds brains, bellies

    Columns

    Sexual abuse excused in the Vatican

  • ‘Pocket Points’ feeds brains, bellies

    Columns

    Your Forever 21 shirt is killing the planet

  • Columns

    Gender fluidity on the rise

  • ‘Pocket Points’ feeds brains, bellies

    Columns

    Gucci, catch me outside.

  • ‘Pocket Points’ feeds brains, bellies

    Columns

    The new hype: Eyebrow threading

  • ‘Pocket Points’ feeds brains, bellies

    Columns

    Politics may be messy cesspools but they can’t be ignored

  • ‘Pocket Points’ feeds brains, bellies

    Columns

    Shave yourself the hassle

  • ‘Pocket Points’ feeds brains, bellies

    Columns

    Sushi burritos: Delicious or disgusting?

Navigate Right
X
The student news site of California State University, Chico
‘Pocket Points’ feeds brains, bellies