Building Happiness

A collection of stories, stumbles, and successes from building an app that attempts to actually make you a happier person.

September 2022

Product Updates: September 2022

Improving cross-platform subscription support, building new promotional options, and adding small enhancements to group sharing in Pods.

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Product Updates: August 2022

Exploring photo-only memories, focusing on improving performance for group sharing, and fixing bugs caused by larger groups with direct followers.

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Product Updates: July 2022

Adding user profiles, following, and major optimizations to Android as well as photo updates and experiments on iOS

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Product Updates: Spring 2022

Moving quickly and releasing all sorts of wonderful journal features including commenting in Pods and Android subscriptions

Journaling with Friends

Follow Friends & Share Comments

Growing beyond group sharing to provide a meaningful social experience that fits all kinds of relationships and friendships.

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Announcing Android Subscriptions

Try our monthly or annual subscription to access new features like the calendar and get more out of your daily journaling app.

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Product Updates: Winter 2022

We've been busy all January, February, and March building and launching features such as following and broadcasting on Happyfeed for iOS.

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Product Updates: December 2021

Improving our updates to photo storage, intelligent streak repair, and encouraging more activity in your Random Pods.

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Private Instagram Alternative

How a group photo sharing app based on journaling can be used as a private social network

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Product Updates: November 2021

Smarter photo storage, daily goals on Android, an Apple Watch app, and some smarter ways to handle content in Random Pods. November was busy!

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Apple Watch Journal

Explore your happy memories with the new Happyfeed Apple Watch app. Shuffle through your Happiness Jar or tag the current day before reflecting more in-depth.

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Product Updates: October 2021

Focusing on the fundamentals by improving the photo experience in Happyfeed and ensuring the app looks great on any device.

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Product Updates: September 2021

An overview of updates made to our apps over the past month, including new layouts options and a mood picker

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Spread Happiness with Share Links

Create a secret URL for your memories on Happyfeed to make them easier to share with friends and other social platforms like Facebook or Twitter.

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What is Toxic Positivity?

Learn how our never-ending search for happiness and a "good vibes only" culture can be harmful, and explore ways to seek out healthy positivity.

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Monthly Joy Recaps

Introducing a way to create a snapshot of your memories from past months in the Happyfeed app.

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Dark Mode Journaling

Introducing full support for iOS Dark Mode to make it easier to journal in the evening and reduce the strain on your eyes.

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Pods: Shared Gratitude

Reintroducing Pods as a new way to share your journaling progress and happy moments with friends

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Pods: Journaling Together

Small, private groups to share progress and help build your journaling habit.

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Spots & Location Updates

A new way to update and manage the locations of your memories in Happyfeed with unique Spots.

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Journal Exports

Finally, an option to download your journal and truly make it yours.

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Feeling Thankful

A new way to spread gratitude by sending thanks to your friends.

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Offline Mode

Reworking our app so you can use it anywhere, really.

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Happiness Jar

Introducing a novel way to explore your past memories and spark a little joy everyday.

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Introducing Happyfeed 2.0

One of our biggest updates and redesigns since launching in 2013

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Breaking the Streak

Why we stopped counting days in a row and started focusing on the big picture.