Why only a simple mood rater and no options to choose from different moods?
We want to give offer the simplest interaction possible. We want you to just react by instinct and swipe up (for a good mood) or down (for a bad mood). Don’t over think it. Better have more moods recorded throughout the day than fewer ones (or none at all). Quantity and quality. A half swipe records a neutral mood.
What happens when I rate my mood?
First of all, the app records your current mood. Each mood contains a timestamp (date and time). If your location services (GPS) are on, the app will record a specific location and the current city for each mood.
Each mood rating is recorded in your timeline and can be edited or deleted from there.
Because we want to give you a feel for what happened even when you don't have time to write down the details, each card in the timeline will have a random text filled in. That text is editable and we recommend you to write down your own thoughts.
What is the call rater? What does it do?
or each phone call you make (incoming or outgoing) the app is built to ask you how that conversation made you feel. The app will show a pop-up after each conversation that lasts for 30 seconds. If you ignore the popup, you can still rate the call from the notification bar or from the "Unrated Calls" section in the app.
Not all calls are taken into consideration:
- Conversations that are shorter than 30 sec are ignored;
- Conversations with numbers that are not stored as contacts in your phone are also ignored;
- Conversations that occur more often than "x" minutes with the same contact (default for "x" is zero, but can be changed in the Settings section.
The ratings you assign to calls will influence both your average daily mood and the "Top People" section in the My Moods window. You can turn off the Call Rater in your Settings sections.
What happens if I don't rate all my calls?
If you don't want to rate all your calls immediately after the conversation, a list with all the conversations in the last 48 hours is still available in the "Unrated Calls" section of the app.
You can choose to set up a daily notification that reminds you to finish rating your calls at the end of the day.
What is the timeline?
The Timeline is the place where all your moods come together. There you are able to see them grouped by each day that has passed and in a chronological order.
From here you can edit or delete moods and share them with your friends on Facebook.
Can I share my moods?
Yes. For now we only implemented Facebook, but soon other platforms will be available. Moods can be shared from your Timeline or from each card's details. You don't have to be logged in with Facebook in our app to share a card on Facebook.
Each mood you share will be visible on your Facebook timeline. Your Facebook friends who also use the Gimini Moodtracker will be able to see your shared mood in their personal Gimini Moodtracker timeline.
How often can I rate how I feel?
There is no limit to how many moods you can enter each day. We wanted to make mood rating really easy so we thought of a few methods to simplify the process.
- Use the notifications which you receive automatically. You are free to set up all notifications according to your usual schedule (each 30 min to 2 hours) and choose which week days to receive them. All these features are editable in the Settings section;
- Add the Gimini Moodtraker widget on your phone’s screen. If you don’t want to open the app you can still rate your mood using our widget. It will look like big “Plus” sign on your phone’s menu. Like this you can rate your mood fast and simply go on with whatever you were doing.
- Rate the calls you make and the calls you receive. All calls longer than 30 seconds will trigger the Call Rater which allows you to log your mood after the conversation. You can turn off the Call Rater any time you wish.
- Or just open up the Gimini Moodtracker app. The good old fashion way.
How precise is the location in my moods?
In short, it's as precise as your phone's internal GPS and Google's maps are. But, let's go into some specifics and see how it works:
Step 1: Each time you enter a mood the app will try to pick up your location if your GPS in on.
Step 2: We place your coordinates on Google Maps and return the closest Place to where you were detected on the map. Not the hippest or the coolest, not the most visited, but the closest. In crowed areas sometimes it might get it wrong.
Step 3: If the automatic location is incorrect, you can edit your location in two ways:
- If the marker is correctly set on the map but the actual Place Name is wrong, you can edit the name of the place by typing something of your own or choose from other google locations;
- Select another place on the map by moving the marker on the map.
Can I make it learn my locations?
Some of the places you visit might not be marked on Google maps (like your home) so we added the possibility to select another place or create a custom place. A custom place is a name that you give to a place on the map without choosing something from the automatic list with proposed locations.
Once you change an automatic, place the app will remember it and use it the next time it thinks you are there. Don’t be too demanding though, GPS phone coordinates can easily get mixed with locations nearby that appear on the map.
ACOUNTS & DATA
Why use a Facebook login?
First of all it's easier for you to login and you’re the whole process is simplyfied. The most important reason though, is that by connecting with your Facebook account you'll be able to see your friends’ shared moods and their public Gimini Moodtracker profile.
My Moods statistics. How are they calculated?
- Your average mood dashboard is a quick view of your average mood today and your daily average mood for the last three days. The average mood of the current week is the average of all moods recorded starting with last Monday. The average mood of the current month contains the average of all moods logged started from the first day of the current month until today. The average mood of all time contains all the moods logged from your day 1 with Gimini Moodtracker. The extended view shows daily, weekly or monthly evolution over longer periods of time back to your day 1 with Gimini Moodtracker.
- My top places - All the places that you visit and in which you rate your mood at least three times will appear in your top places section. The ones with the best average will rank first. A place is a specific location on maps eg. Home, work, restaurant and so on.
- My top people - All the calls that you rate at least three times will appear in your top people section. The people who make you feel best will rank first in your list.
- My top cities - All the cities in which you rated at least three moods will appear in the top cities section. The cities in which you rated the best moods will rank first.
- Your averages, except top, people can be compared with the World's average mood.
My public profile:
Your public profile is what your friends see when they click one of your shared posts. By default, it contains your name, photo, city and country. Extra information can be added by changing your preferences in the Settings section of the app:
- today's general mood;
- top 3 places;
- top 5 days;
- top 3 cities;
Are my moods automatically backed up?
Yes, all your moods are safely stored on our servers so you'll be able to use multiple devices and continue where you left off if you change your phone or need to reset your phone.
Also our servers are the place where the magic happens and all your statistics are calculated. Beep bop.