I tried for hours to think of an interesting and unexpected way to start this blog post. Then I realized there is no better beginning than this:
World, please meet Happier!
Starting today you can download our Happier App for iPhone and iPod touch from the App Store.
A few months ago our team set out to create something very simple to help you do something very powerful: BE HAPPIER. We were inspired by research that shows focusing on the positive and sharing good things with people you care about makes you happier and healthier.
Our mobile app is a beautiful way to collect and share happy moments with people you care about and be inspired to do more of what makes you happier.
* Capture & collect happy moments. You don’t need to climb Everest or get your dream job to be happy. Actually, research shows that small happy moments and experiences make you happier than epic life achievements.
* Make your close friends and family smile. Feeling positive is contagious in the best way. When you share your happy moments with friends and family you help brighten up their day and inspire them to notice the good moments in their lives.
* Discover what makes you happier. Seeing what types of experiences make you feel good encourages you to do them more often.
Here’s the thing: We think it’s possible to find happy moments in every single day, including those “I want to hide under the covers everything is going wrong” days. And that’s because your happy moments can be tiny — from eating something you enjoy for breakfast to catching the train just as it pulls in, getting an email from a friend or a hug from your kids. Becoming happier is about collecting these happy moments and sharing them with friends and family because face it, when you make them smile, you feel freaking awesome.
We would love for you to give Happier a try and let us know what you think. The more feedback we hear from our Happier community the faster we can work to make Happier something that truly, well, makes you happier!
I want to close this post by saying a huge heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who has been part of our Happier journey so far.
Thank you to our kickass investors who believed in us before we had much to show but our huge vision to make the world happier.
Thank you to our incredibly patient beta testers who dealt with endless bugs and crashes and shared tons of useful feedback.
Thank you to our families and friends who have supported us and shown great patience through all the late nights and weekends (not over yet, guys, sorry).
Thank you to our brilliant and kind advisors, who somehow find just the right mix of harsh feedback and generous and inspiring encouragement.
And finally, I want to thank the absolutely unbelievably insanely awesomely wonderfully incredible Happier team. Every single day I am in awe of you guys and feel beyond grateful and lucky to have the chance to work together and make the world happier (and paint it orange!)
Happier is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or you can click this link to download it now.