mappiness is now closed to new users. Please see http://www.psyt.co.uk to sign up for details of its successor app, launching in Q2 2017.
mappiness maps happiness across space in the UK
mappiness is a free app for your iPhone
It's part of a research project at the London School of Economics
We'd love to have you on board!
how does it work?
- You get mappiness from the App Store, open it, and sign up
- We beep you once (or more) a day to ask how you're feeling, and a few basic things to control for: who you're with, where you are, what you're doing (if you're outdoors, you can also take a photo)
- The data gets sent back — anonymously and securely — to our data store, along with your approximate location from the iPhone's GPS, and a noise-level measure
what's in it for you?
- Interesting information about your own happiness, which you can download or see charted inside the app — including when, where and with whom you're happiest
- The warm glow of helping increase the sum of human knowledge
what's in it for us?
- We're particularly interested in how people's happiness is affected by their local environment — air pollution, noise, green spaces, and so on — which the data from mappiness will be absolutely great for investigating
- We'll be publishing the results in academic journals and elsewhere — starting with this paper in Global Environmental Change.
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