Ice Check by Pure Vanity is a strange, yet real, app that enables you to see if the nearby McDonalds locations have working ice cream machines. It was created by Raina McLeod and uses GPS as well as user input to tell you if a machine is in service, based upon crowd-sourced reports. “I came up with the idea for the app around a year ago, after a late night Oreo McFlurry craving went unfulfilled due to the ice cream machine being down,” McLeod told Buzzfeed. App page. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“No login required. Just let the GPS locator lead you to the nearest cone, sundae, milkshake, or McFlurry! Also: bookmark your faves, share your find on social media, and ‘flip the switch’ to update the app for fellow Ice Checkers,” according to the app description.