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This App Helps You a McDonald's With a Working Ice Cream Machine
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This App Helps You a McDonald's With a Working Ice Cream Machine

Emily Price, Gawker Media

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There are exactly two things I will order off McDonald's menu: french fries and ice cream. For a while, McDonald's was my closest option when it came to getting an emergency milkshake (yes, sometimes there are milkshake emergencies). That was all well and good until sometimes my late night or mid-day run would end in the discovery that the ice cream machine was down... again. Now there's an app for that.

Called "Ice Check" the currently iOS-only app directs you to the nearest working McFlurry machine near you.

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The Verge reports that the app works using GPS information from your phone and crowdsourced reports from other McFlurry enthusiasts. So, you're relying on other customers to let you know the machine isn't working, which depending on how close you live to other like-minded souls might be super reliable or never updated.

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McDonald's employees can also input data into the app, but really, I think we all know how often that's probably going to happen.

Once you do find a working McFlurry outpost you can use the app to get turn-by-turn directions to the location, share your destination with friends for a milkshake rendezvous, and unlock deals from a few select locations.

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