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The app that maps happiness

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 02:44

Oct 13 - A PhD student at the London School of Economics is looking to garner detailed insight into what makes people happy through an iPhone application called 'Mappiness'. Matt Cowan reports.

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Technology may not necessarily make us happier but it can't tell us when we're happy just. This thanks to a new iPhone application built to map happiness in Britain. It's called the happiness and is the work of George McCarron a Ph.D. student at the London school of economics. And when you right now and just -- few questions and you agreed to take -- at what times of day can -- you and from -- you. If felt this twice today and -- a few questions it says do you feel happy if you relax it away. So -- sort of case. The that matches the answers with data from the phone to develop an overview of when and where people tend to be happy next when you sign him to death he was against some details about right certainly. What did the week. You have this great and so. -- brooks is -- dedicated user and happiness and she's very happy with the way it's worked out for her. I realized maybe if I wasn't feeling that happy when I get that game one actually stopping takes stock of you know cats and highly Craig no no I'm exhausted I had about four hours of sleep at night. And and maybe that's impacting minded so it's been kind of interesting insight into what's really making me happy or her -- night. In total around 22000 people have signed up for -- happiness contributing close to one million responses. We found. That she's standing is in fact -- slightly -- today -- I remember you expect he's -- he's happy day that we are found that eight yemenis actually seems to -- it's time. I mean had a quick click happiness by area of the country by liberal -- and so it it's powerless to give them come very lowdown. Some place in Scotland and angels and -- in the -- Brooke says -- penis has helped her to refine her daily routine. I hate seeing it myself making choices daily pill. Go outside for lines whereas before I've been known to eat indoors and thinking again more critically about what -- and we can -- my free time. That I think ultimately. It -- Add to my overall search to find it really makes me happy and hopefully -- my career and all of my time to. To make me happy at. And while -- happiness -- happy has the ring of novelty to it. McCarron believes that data he's compiling will offer valuable new insights into the kinds of things that make us feel better however he does add a word of warning. The happiness is set for the UK time zone and does not automatically update when the user travels overseas . An oversight that has led to the odd quirky reception when the iPhone -- to ask. How are you feeling right now. --

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The app that maps happiness

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 02:44