Tell me about Mappiness
It is a free iPhone app. It is anonymous – Mappiness will beep you twice a day, and you respond telling it a few details: how happy you feel, how awake you feel, how relaxed you feel. Then it asks for a little bit of context: what types of people you are with; are you indoors or outdoors; what are you doing – there are about 40 options. The app will also use the microphone to measure noise levels. And while you are answering the questions, the iPhone’s GPS tells us via satellite where you are. The whole process takes about 20 seconds. And you can get feedback – a record of your happiness levels – through the app.
Environmental factors are huge – does the park make people happy or are people who are happy in the park?
can anything so subjective become locative?