moments

how do you spend them?

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Addicted to your iPhone? Maybe it’s not really a joke anymore. A newly released app called Moment will show us just how true that statement may be. Designed to promote a healthier balance between our real lives and those lived through the small screens of our digital devices, Moment tracks how much you use your phone each day, helps you create daily limits on that usage, and offers “occasional nudges” when you’re approaching those limits.

So what are you thoughts on this app? I feel like my personal limit will be extremely higher than others…but that doesn’t mean I am willing to change. Also consider this, who is this app for? If a twenty-somethings were to download this app, it would be to see how much they are actually on their phone, but we might not be the correct demographic for this app. Last thing I need is an app that runs in the background (draining my battery) to tell me I’m using my phone too much.

At the end of the article on TechCrunch, they put in a quote from the app’s creator, Kevin Holesh who built Moment for himself after realizing how much his digital addictions were affecting his real-world relationships. They go on to say, “for Holesh, the effect has been pronounced. He used to spend 75 minutes per day on his iPhone. Now, he spends just 40.”  Um….75 minutes? Pfft. I don’t know if I should laugh or what, how did you spend 75 minutes on your phone and now just 40 when you are a creator of an app?

 

2 thoughts on “moments

  1. Kevin here, creator of the app. I designed Moment for people who think they might be on their phone too much and are actually willing to change. If you don’t have a problem, then great! You don’t even need Moment 🙂

    And I was surprised at how productive I could be when I eliminated distractions like Twitter and Facebook from my phone. I get all of my app development work done in about 40 minutes each day, at least 40 minutes of being on my iPhone. I’m on my computer a bit more than that!

    I hope this helps explain where I’m coming from. Thank you for expressing your thoughts on Moment 🙂

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