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5 Reasons to be ‘Appy

Run a Do Something Different programme on our free App and you’ll find a new ‘happy-tracker’ you can use to log how you feel each day. And that's just one reason to get 'appy.

March 15th 2017
Download the Do Zone App for Apple or Android and you can use a funky new ‘happy-tracker’ to rate your mood as you go along.dailytracker1
Clicking on the appropriate face allows you to build up a picture of how your mood is shifting.dailytracker3

Billiejoe, data guru at Do Something Different, says that early results so far show an interesting trend.

“Every time someone tells us how they are feeling, we also ask them whether they completed a Do that day. It’s only been live about a month, but so far it would seem that when you complete a Do, it gives your mood a significant boost. In fact as much as three-quarters of a smiley face-worth of a boost (if that makes any sense)?”

Billiejoe says that the data shows that there are five advantages to using the App:

1: “App users tell us they have done more Do’s: In fact they record having completed 44% more Do’s!

2: “App users have more fun: App users give on average 4.07 stars out of 5, vs 3.67 for non-app users, suggesting they have a better overall experience.

3: “App users share more: App users share more of what they are doing in to the Do Zone, and they do it more frequently. In fact people using the App on our free Go Do programme are nearly twice as likely to post as those who only use the website version.

4: “App users get more benefit from their programme: On average, App users get larger increases in wellbeing, larger improvements in habit scores and larger reductions in anxiety and depression scores. For example, App users’ wellbeing scores go up an average by 84 points, vs 50 for non-app users. This is probably because they are doing more Dos, getting inspired by others in the Do Zone and tracking their own progress by “journaling” their experience.

5: “App users can now use the happy-tracker: No matter what programme you are on, you can keep an eye on your mood as you go along and start to see what affects it.”

To get started, simply download the Do Zone App from your Apple App store or Google Play.


Billiejoe, Data Analyst and Pokemon Go enthusiast