Moment: App Keeps Track of How Much You Use Your Smartphone

Probably much more than you think


Sat, Jul 5th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

Created by Kevin Holesh and currently only available for the iPhone, the Moment app is designed to solely do one thing: keep track of how much you use your smartphone. You can even set daily limits and reminders when you reach your halfway point. On Medium, Kevin explains why he decided to write this app.

I built Moment to help nudge me in the right direction by automatically tracking my daily iPhone use and giving me a warning when I’m on it for too long. When I first started using Moment, I was spending 75 minutes on my phone every single day. I currently have my daily limit set to 40 minutes, so after 40 minutes on my iPhone for the day, I get an annoying buzzer telling me to look away from the glowing box in my hands. That’s a good amount of time for me right now.

I knew I wasn’t going to smash my iPhone with a hammer in protest and then go live in the woods to find myself. My goal was to find a balance of connected and disconnected that was right for me. Moment has helped me gain another 35 minutes every day to take my dogs for a hike or do a quick workout instead of mindlessly scrolling through Twitter. Moment is helping me find that balance.



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