How happy are you really? That’s what the London School of Economics wants to know, for a new research project. And they’re using an iPhone app to find out.
It’s called Mappiness, and it’s free to download. It asks you once a day how you’re feeling, who you’re with, where you are, and what you’re doing. This data is then sent to the LSE’s team anonymously, with your location, and they’ll crunch all the data to draw some Big Conclusions.
“We’re particularly interested in how people’s happiness is affected by their local environment — air pollution, noise, green spaces, and so on,” explains the app’s blurb. The researchers plan to publish some of their key findings on their website.
However, the app charts your happiness for you over time, so you can start to figure out when, where and with whom you’re most happy.