Dryer Bro (free) is a recently released app for the iPhone and iPod touch, which has the ability to notify you when your laundry’s done.
Here’s how it works:
First, you fight your bros for the right to use the washing machine before anyone else. Because there are ten other bros living with you (each of which has an Everest-style pile of “unmentionables” desperately in need of a wash), there’s a pretty big queue for the machine. And with only 48 hours in the weekend, time is of the essence.
After you’ve managed to fill the machine to the brim with your clothes, shut the door – quick! – and load up Dryer Bro. This is when the magic begins. In the app, create a list of all the bros who need to use the machine after you, including their preferred mode of notification (SMS message, call or email) and the relevant details. Then, place the app on top of your washing machine, and leave the room.
While you’re away, Dryer Bro will listen to – or, perhaps more accurately, it’ll feel – the vibrations of the washing machine. Once the vibrations stop, the notifications will begin.
All of your listed bros will get a notification, telling them your laundry’s done. Amazing, right?
For more information on the app, check out it’s official website – or download the iAd-supported Dryer Bro yourself (it’s available in the App Store for free). And if you’re a fan of the app, let us know in the comments.
An extra snippet of info –
Need to know when your popcorn has finished in the microwave? SmartPop will listen out for popping kernels, and let you know when the popcorn’s done! It’s available for $0.99.