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himoment
July 30, 2018

The current technological advances have certainly greatly impacted our lives, and often not in the best ways. We at hiMoment are trying to use technology differently: we want to take advantage of the smartphones in our pockets to aid our real-world experience, and in particular want to help our users to explore what makes them happy, capture their happy moments and train them to remember and appreciate these moments.

The aim of the app is to cultivate what makes you happy. We use two exercises to help you train your happiness, namely Capture hiMoments and Flow. Additionally, we use so-called Collections, just in case you need an extra boost of gratitude.

Capture

A hiMoment is basically a moment that made you happy. In the app, you can write a description, use tags and even upload a photo to capture this happy moment. When adding a hiMoment, take the time to write down the details, because it will help you remember those moments better later. Taking the time to find the words to describe the moment, what happened, who it involved, where you were but also how it made you feel, is the best way to savour that moment fully. Photos are especially useful, because they contain so much information. For example, a photo of you with your friends enjoying a nice dinner will capture who was there, but also the restaurant, the food on the table, and generally the atmosphere! Every day there are plenty of hiMoments, you just need to be aware and pay attention to them. Collecting them in our app, just for you, is the first step in training happiness every day.

Flow

We developed a novel method we call “Flow” that allows you to train your happiness. You will see two of your moments, and need to drag the one that made you happier to the center. Our algorithm cleverly creates this moment pairs based on your preferences, over time it learns what pairs to present to you and when to boost your happiness, because we believe that your walk down memory lane be tailor to you. While in Flow, really try to remember and re-experience those two moments, really imagine how you felt in these moments, re-experience the happiness. Do it for one moment and then the other, and then compare the two. Check how happy each hiMoment made you then and now reliving it. Sometimes you might have not seen a moment for a while and it takes some effort to think back, other times seeing the moment will trigger your re-experience instantly. Then decide which hiMoment made you happier. There is no right and wrong answer, because this is about your happiness. At hiMoment we want to learn which moments make you happier, and are constantly developing the algorithm underlying flow.

Collections

All your hiMoments are categorized into different Collections. We automatically create time-based Collections so that you can see the best of your weeks and months. You can also create your very own custom Collections based on the tags you use when you add your hiMoments, for example you could collect “friends”, “hobbies”, “family”, “jobsuccess”, “workout” or for your pet “doggie” or boyfriend “handsome”. These Collections are just for you, so use whatever tags you like, and collect anything you care about. We want you keep building Collections of things that matter to you the most; so that whenever you need a reminder that there is so much to be grateful for in your life, browse through your Collections.