Moment 2.0

Track how much you and your family use your iPhone & iPad

#4 Product of the DayDecember 29, 2014
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Too bad you didn't release this last week when my cousin was asking how she could manager her kids' phone usage. Really smart idea, @kevinholesh. Unfortunately, there's no way to actually stop people from using their iPhone or iPad during dinner (or once someone goes "over the usage limit"), is there?
@rrhoover Thank you, Ryan! Unfortunately, Apple doesn't exactly give apps that kind of power. I'm working on ways to solve that problem, but for now, the parent will actually have to intervene and enforce their own limits.
This is a great step forwards for parental control. While I generally think iOS has been an almost complete disaster for kids, this is a step in the right direction. Signed up and purchased.
@surfy Thank you for your support, Mark! That's really my goal with Moment Family, a little step in the right direction. And I'm constantly working to make that step a tiny bit bigger with each app update. I'd love to hear if you have any suggestions after using it for a few days with your family:
Love the idea of learning through measurement. Another great example of the Aesthetic of Friction in Experience Design. (forcing someone to make a conscious decision can drive change.)
Great work Kevin, awesome video too!
@torbahax Thank you, Andrew!
Great idea! Quick question: Why do you need location?
@drew23 Currently, Apple doesn't make it easy for an app to determine if you're using your phone or not. I don't think there's any other app that does it. As a result, Moment takes a huge number of factors into consideration to determine if you're using your phone or not. One of the biggest parts of the phone detection algorithm is your location. With knowing where you are, Moment can get within about 95% accuracy for tracking your phone use. Without your location, that number is much closer to 50%, which is simply unusable.