Want to contribute to cancer research while soundly asleep? Vodafone makes it possible with the DreamLab-app.
The app uses the calculative power of a smartphone in order to speed up the calculations of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. Vodafone claims that when 1,000 people use the DreamLab-app, a 'cancer puzzle' can be solved 30 times faster.
The app also offers the option to select which cancer project you would like to engage your phone for. The data usage can also be regulated: 250MB, 500MB or 1GB per month. The app makes the calculations both on the Wi-Fi network and on the mobile network.
For now, the app is only available on Android.