Grab your sense of humour and a machete. BBC tech correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones has announced that he is to bring out an iPhone app to “help online users justify the search for reward stickers”.

The BBC is taking the unusual step of putting its code for reward stickers online as part of the Interminable Online Report, which became the longest ever series of live report in history yesterday.

I’m sorry to let the world know: we’re going to make an app.

You don’t even need to have an iPhone to have a smartphone. Just put the proper operating system on your Android, I guarantee a reward sticker will be right there for you.

It’s a really handy tool for speeding up the tedious task of setting up your reward stickers, because it will instantly remember what is and isn’t reward stickerable. You can try a series of tips here.

Users will also have the freedom to brand themselves as he or she wishes without having to go through all the complicated authentication procedures that normally accompany reward stickers. So, for example, you can name yourself “Jovial Turd Monty”. You can also make “small but mighty planets”. Also, if you prefer to go by labels you’re not allowed to name yourself, there are so many gorgeous labels available here.

There are lots of great ideas and help for users on the Interminable Online Report website too, including a tip on getting rewards stickers, – “Naming yourself Payday John”.

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Stickers are a fantastic way to make things accessible and simple without detracting from a good design. The stickers can be as simple or as complicated as you like and serve to help mark your URL, gives you a chance to be creative and often prompt users to try rewarding additional users on your site.

The Stickers app is probably not going to become an overnight phenomenon but it will obviously be very popular amongst Twitter users. It will even have a dedicated chat room! And thanks to apps like Twitter for chatting to strangers from behind our screen in the middle of the night.

Image: Rory Cellan-Jones via Twitter