Moment 3.0

Track what apps you use the most on iOS

#4 Product of the DayJuly 12, 2016

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Kevin Holesh
Kevin HoleshMaker@kevinholesh · Maker of Moment and Focus
Creator of Moment for iOS here, the app that tracks how much you're on your phone. 3.0 is out with two big features: The ability to track what individual apps you use the most (my #1 most requested feature) and a coach to train yourself to use your phone less. The app use tracking breaks down where you spent your screen time that day almost automatically. The Coach starts with a 14-day Phone Bootcamp. Every morning, you'll get a somewhat difficult exercise to do to rethink your phone habits, like "No phone in the bathroom today."" At the end of the two weeks, you'll hopefully question some of your bad habits and have some mental tools to resist your phone. Let me know what questions you have!
Niv Dror
Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
@kevinholesh very cool! People always end up using battery usage as the measure, which of course, "penalizes" battery efficient apps. Something like this should be standard in iOS! 👍
Fraser Smith
Fraser Smith@frassmith · Software Developer, Shanghai, China
@nivo0o0 @kevinholesh As far as I can see, this uses battery use as well. in fact, the whole daily screenshot process of battery use seems an incredibly clunky solution. I am going to try this for a while, but I've disabled the app tracking feature, too much friction.
Andrew Mutavdzija
Andrew Mutavdzija@andym_dc · JD
@kevinholesh @frassmith @nivo0o0 Yep, I'm giving it a try but definitely not what i though I was getting when I reinstalled this app.
Kevin Holesh
Kevin HoleshMaker@kevinholesh · Maker of Moment and Focus
@andym_dc @frassmith @nivo0o0 Sorry that wasn't clear. It is a clunky solution compared to something completely automatic, but it's the only one possible withtin Apple's rules.
Mahdi Yusuf
Mahdi Yusuf@myusuf3 · CTO, Gyroscope
This is really cool, a lot of people have been asking for phone tracking for gyrosco.pe/app this might be it if they have an API.
Kevin Holesh
Kevin HoleshMaker@kevinholesh · Maker of Moment and Focus
@myusuf3 Thanks! Love the Gyroscope app. No API in Moment right now, but you can export all of your data (settings > Advanced > Export Data).
Daniel Schwartz
Daniel Schwartz@daniel_schwartz · Co-Founder & CEO, Dossier
@kevinholesh @myusuf3 +1 for a Gyroscope integration/API. This would very nicely round out productivity numbers if layered in with RescueTime.
Ankush Dharkar
Ankush Dharkar@ankushdharkar · Technical Founder, YUDEK
@kevinholesh @myusuf3 Two geniuses collaborating! Love it!
Kevin Holesh
Kevin HoleshMaker@kevinholesh · Maker of Moment and Focus
To no one's surpise, the most used app so far is Pokémon GO. Yesterday, it was used more than Facebook and Messages combined. 56M on average.
Connor Finlayson
Connor Finlayson@finlaysonconnor · Co-Founder at Hatcher
This is really awesome. I finished reading "Hooked" by Nir Eyal a few days ago and it made me realise just how much technology and our phones occupy our day-to-day life. I think the first step to changing habits is awareness and by the looks of things this app will allow me to do so.
Kevin Holesh
Kevin HoleshMaker@kevinholesh · Maker of Moment and Focus
@finlaysonconnor Exactly! My goal with the Phone Bootcamp (and other courses in the works) is to basically undo the damage caused by the Hooked model's popularity. I've read that book so many times to try to figure out a way to "unhook" you from the apps that are designed to keep you coming back. I hope the app helps you and I'd love to hear any suggestions you have! https://inthemoment.io/contact
I'm still waiting for something ilke the RescueTime for iOS but seems ilke this kind of solutions are the best we've got. No matter what it is a good app and I will give it a try. Good job @kevinholesh
Kevin Holesh
Kevin HoleshMaker@kevinholesh · Maker of Moment and Focus
@btutal Thanks Berkay. I'm waiting for something as complete as RescueTime to be possible on iOS, but I don't think that day will come anytime soon. Sandboxing makes it impossible (for good reason, I might add).