Moody? MoodPanda may be the ultimate companion. The iPhone app and accompanying web site acts as a virtual mood diary, as users can track their mood and even share it with the world (of course those in a bad mood tend to share it anyway).
Using the app and its related statistics is by no means scientific, and this post should probably include some kind of a legal notification that excessive low mood rankings may necessitate professional help. But kidding aside, MoodPanda is pretty fun and actually enlightening with its mood statistics.
To begin create an account with MoodPanda or log in with Facebook. Then rate your mood on a one to 10 scale; there is an optional comment section for sharing a reason for your joy or melancholy. Those who love to share everything can also send this information to Facebook or Twitter.
The home screen features a section called Mood Diary, which is a stream of previous updates. There is also a section called Mood Graphs that charts your previous mood updates and compares them to the “world mood,” which is an aggregation of others’ updates to MoodPanda.
Other users’ moods are then displayed in a stream, which allows for comments or to give them a virtual hug. Be careful where you tap, however. For example, while scrolling through the mood stream my finger hit the “hug” link, which ended up giving an unintentional hug to another user. I did not discover a way to “un-hug” this person on the app or MoodPanda web site. Maybe the hug was some Internet karma.
The notifications menu keeps you updated on any hugs you receive. The news button is a link to the MoodPanda Facebook page.
- Original idea and app
Off the Mark:
- Many may not want to share mood data