New app will try to help you get over your iPhone addiction

New app will try to help you get over your iPhone addiction
How addicted are Apple iPhone users to their smartphone? Let's just say that some sporting the device feel a psychological withdrawal when they can't use their iPhone because the battery is dead, or because the handset was left at home, or because of any reason that prevents them from using the phone. You don't have to be an iPhone owner to become addicted, but because the app we are going to discuss is available for iOS only, we will concentrate on Apple's iconic smartphone.

Moment is the name of the app that tracks where you go on your iPhone every day, and even shows this to you by sending you a map.The app also keeps tabs on the length of time you spend on your iPhone daily. You can set the app to produce an annoying buzzer when you go over a pre-set daily usage limit. The creator of Moment, Kevin Holesh, was using his phone 75 minutes a day. Now, he has his app set to go off after 40 minutes of usage, and actually enjoys those extra 35 minutes daily that he has opened up by weaning himself from the iPhone.


Once you open Moment, it runs in the background and doesn't close. And while you might think that you don't need the app, Holesh found that most people are in denial, underestimating the daily time spent on their phone by 50%. The app is free and offers five relaxing and five harsh sounds as a reminder that you have hit your usage limit for the day.


source: Moment, KevinHolesh via TechCrunch

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23 Comments

1. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Addicted to iphone? As in place your finger on home button and unlock, swipe through springboard, hypnotize yourself with parallax effect and lock it again? LOL :P

15. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This isn't about addiction, tim cook made to make battery last longer

23. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Who wants to get rid of apple addiction? Try using an android phone.

2. Busyboy unregistered

Cool concept, but if your truly addicted I'm pretty sure your going to uninstall this app just as fast as you downloaded it lol

3. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

75 mins......lol.....i spend close to 250-300 mins on my phone daily....and that is minimum.....

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I personally use phone ~30 minutes a day, tablet ~hour and laptop really not that much tbh.

17. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

That's embarrassing.

25. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

seriously i use the phone less then 20 minuits per day unless its there is a long calls. on the other hand i spend almost full day on PC games if i am not doing anything else :P thats a real adiction

5. rahul.niks

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

There is nothing to do with an iPhone, its only apps which are addicting. If it was Android, then i could say it is addicting as even without any app, you will find so many things to do. But i found iPhone apps to be more beautifully designed than in Android. Sad thing:(

6. tettech

Posts: 69; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

You have to buy the app for $1.99 if you want to limit your usage.

8. TechViv

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

Best way get over your iPhone would be, if Apple iPhone 6 has the same design as 5S and nothing new in it the way it was for 5>>5s/5C.

11. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

i dont get it

9. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I use my phone for 2:30+ hours/day.

10. QuadFace

Posts: 179; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

iPhone is boring, but Android phone is really cool with no limitation to user.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How many green thumbs would you like?

14. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I keep seeing people say "It does so much more than an iPhone," yet they never say what it is, exactly. I I have owned almost every Android flagship since the SII, and other than playing with launchers and home screens, which gets boring after about 15 minutes, there isn't some big "functionality divide." File explorers? Uh, yeah, definitely exciting stuff. People can keep repeating that old chestnut about how much more Android does, but at the end of the day, the only people they are fooling are themselves.

18. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Noticed this when switching to my iPhone 5s. I am in soooo much more love with it than any of my Android devices. Yes, I love Android, but iOS and Apple really have that great experience.

20. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

I'm sure I've not fooled myself. Ever since I learned the true art of Android (around 2013), I am not yet bored with the things that are unique in Android. Plus, I don't have to pay $900 for an unlocked iPhone. I save $400 getting a G2. And keep in mind that the world doesn't revolve around United States of America.

21. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

1. My workplace uses torrent network to distribute large project videos, animations, and files. Android can download through several torrent apps. IPhone cannot do it. 2. I also connect pendrive/external HDD and transfer files through a special adapter. 3.Not to forget how easy it is to transfer all files though wifi-direct, Bluetooth, NFC. 4.FTP servers can be easily accessed and created in Android. 5.Android doesn't use sandboxed storage system. So it let's the stored files in android to be easily accessable through several apps. And all these doesn't require rooting.. Napalm_3nema, now don't say that people never say why android is better. If these features are not important to u then that doesn't mean it will not be any advantageous to iOS. Atleast the features are there and for those who find these features useful cannot think about working on an iPhone. It may be true that Android's launchers and home screens gets boring but it still has something more than iPhones UI. If you were bored with android n 15 mins then most probably u must have been bored with iOS in 5 mins.

16. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

A smartphone is only as boring as what you do with it. And I seen pretty neat things done with an iPhone, WP phone and Android phone.

19. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Your name is misleading D:

22. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Thanks.... I think... lol

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