Not to be confused with the Awareness! app (note exclamation point) that filters outside noises into your headphones, the new Awareness app (note lack of exclamation point) asks a simple question--What are you feeling right now?--at random intervals.
The prompt is made via a "gentle reminder sound" that will "intercept" (as opposed to "interrupt") the user's routine, unless of course there is a scheduled iCal meeting (perhaps they should consider enabling users to block out times for such activities as sleep and sex, but for now the simplest workaround is to simply schedule said activities on iCal, or maybe even turn one's phone off).
Users can choose from 115 possible answers that are grouped into eight mood categories and one sensation category ("body feelings," such as tired, sore, etc.). Once the user answers the feeling question, "brief video clips guide you back to the present moment," and "400 inspirational quotes tied to what you are feeling" are displayed, presumably not all at once.… Read more