I can be an awfully indecisive person at times. Often I’ve been in the grips of analysis paralysis unable to pick a course of action to take, crippled with choice.
When I was a student I read The Dice Man and was sorely tempted to make all my decisions by rolling a die or tossing a coin. Needless to say this is maybe not the best way for a person to navigate through life.
Recently I had to contemplate a specific yes/no situation and joked with the idea of tossing a coin to decide. It then occured to me that I could go one better and after a little bit of tinkering wth Objective-C this is what I made:
Upon touching the screen the text alternates between “Yes” and “No” and after a random period of time between 1 and 3 seconds it stops. Simple.
This app scratches an itch and it’ll likely never see any additional work though a possible future addition would be to allow a user defined number of free-text choices, maybe even with weighting towards one choice or another.
The source is on GitHub if you think it could be useful for anything.