Our Story


Happyfeed was originally designed & built by Matt Kandler. While co-founding another startup, Matt got hooked on positive psychology to help counter the stress of running a company. One of the most common mood-boosting practices is called '3 gratitudes' or gratitude journaling. This is the act of recording and reflecting on three positive moments (or things you are grateful for) each night. After a few months of trying this, Matt noticed some problems:

  • Notebooks get lost, filled up, ruined in the wash, dropped in the mud, eaten by your dog, or read by your roommate. Why not use your phone? It's secure, can sync to the cloud, and makes it easy to add locations and images.
  • Forming a new habit is tough, especially with barriers like finding your misplaced notebook, searching for a Google doc, or opening Microsoft Word on your ancient computer. Most people fall asleep with their phone just inches away (another big problem).
  • Looking through old journals is a wonderful experience, but how often do we actually do this? With an app, we can easily surface the past moments that really mattered.

Making an iPhone app made perfect sense. It turned out that a lot of other people loved this idea too. We love thinking about all the ways people are finding a more positive outlook with Happyfeed.


Happyfeed was created by an engineer with a backgroud in product design. Every new feature is carefully considered, constantly improved upon, and takes advantage of the latest technologies. We value feedback from our users above all else. Though we may not build every single suggestion, each conversation helps us learn more about how Happyfeed is used and how to steer the product in the right direction.

Other gratitude apps care more about creating communities and sharing content. We think the strongest communities are built behind the best possible experiences, not by sharing. That said, we are always thinking about ways to connect users in creative ways that respect their privacy.

Our goal is to create build something that stays with you for as long as you’d like to find more happiness. We get excited about finding new ways to bring positive psychology research into simple, delightful experience in our little app.

Get Involved

Let's spread happiness together.

Happyfeed is still a young product, but we are thrilled to have some very passionate users. More people helping out means more happiness. That could mean adding delightful features, keeping our community connected, or just using the product and telling your friends.

To get involved send us a message.

Or we encourage you to try our the Plus version too 😄

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you.

To get in contact with us for any reason (feedback, issues, high-fives), send us a brief message at hello@happyfeed.co.

We'd love to hear from you! Every little detail matters, so please don't hesitate to reach out.