We designed Present to promote a healthier balance between our real lives and the small screens of our digital devices. Present tracks how much you use your phone each day, helps you create daily limits on that usage, and offers “reminders” when you’re forming unhealthy habits. Present offers an option for users to set their daily limits. If they excess their limits, they have to donate $0.1 per minute to a charity of their choice. Present also sends users a daily report offering personal reminders regarding to location data, like reminding users try not to use their phones when they are driving.

How it works

Present is an iOS application that passively tracks how much you use your phone every day. Present is simple to use. Basically you don't have to do anything to keep track of your usage and location. After installing it on your iPhone, Present will begin tracking how much you use the device minute by minute. Present gives a simple data visualization by breaking down your usage hourly in a clock.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

We have the entire background sensing part ready. The app is now accurately tracking users' phone usage. Most of User Interfaces are done.

What's next for Present

To get the charity donation part up and running.

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