As phones become an integral part of our lives, Google is doubling its digital wellbeing efforts by introducing digital wellbeing experiments. The company says the purpose of these experiments is to encourage developers and designers to create digital goodness tools in their products and services. To get things started, Google has been introduced to six experimental digital goodness apps for Android users – Unlock Watch, Post Box, V Flip, Paper Phone, Desert Island, and Morph. The all-new Digital Goodness app is now available through the Google Play Store.
According to Google, Unlock Clock is a lock-screen live wallpaper that shows how many times you unlock your smartphone in a day. The company hopes that it will help you better understand your smartphone usage. Since it is a live wallpaper, it will not appear as an app on your phone after installation and you will find it in your live wallpaper library. You can download it for free.
As the name suggests, the post box is like your typical post box that collects all the information in one place and distributes all of them in a clean manner at a set time. This is going to help you reduce distractions. You can choose how often you want to see notifications. The post box can also be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store.
We hope to cultivate community digital wellbeing. This allows users to switch from technology in a group and spend time together in the physical world.
“Just wait for everyone to join, then flip the switch together to start your session. If someone in the group unlocks, the session will end and you will be able to see how you did, ”explains Google.
You can go to Google Play Store to download We Flip.
The paper phone helps you print a personal booklet that contains important information for which you usually need your smartphone. The application allows you to choose what should be included in the booklet, including contacts, maps, calendar information, and more. You can also create a paper app for recipes, phrases and notepads. The paper phone is available for free through the Google Play Store.
Desert Island aims to limit dependence on your technology by sticking to only the essential apps a day. You can choose the important app, up to seven, and then see if you can stay through the day. You can download Desert Island from the Play Store.
Finally, Morph is an Android launcher that shows various apps based on time and location. By doing this, the app hopes to keep you focused on your important tasks.
“Just think about how you divide your time and choose the apps that are most important to you in each mode. Depending on the time or location, your phone will automatically adapt – giving you just the right app at the right time, ”Google writes. Morph is also available through the Google Play Store.