Like at I/O 2018, Google introduced the Digital Wellbeing feature to the Android OS which the company designed to give you control over your smartphone usage. Today, the company has introduced five new apps named Unlock Clock, Post Box, We Flip, Desert Island and Morph that the company has designed to make you look less at your phone screen.
Unblock Clock is an app that adds a live wallpaper to the screen of your device and it keeps track of how many times you have unlocked your device for the whole day which saves your time of going to settings and looking at the Digital Wellbeing feature and tracking how many times you have unlocked your device in the day.
Post Box is an app that gathers all your notifications and keeps them until a specific time in the day as chosen by you to deliver your notifications. You can pick getting your notification one, twice, three, or four times a day, it also organizes your notifications so that you will be able to access your notifications and messages easily.
We Flip is an app that invites you and your friends to focus on each other by playing a game, when you’re in a group you can all launch the app together, your devices will be paired with one another and a timer will be started, the goal here is to keep your device away from you and when someone unlocks its device they will lose. It also captures the time you have looked at your phones and ends the time when the device is unlocked.
But to keep these game activated everyone has to install the app which seems tricky.
Desert Island is an app that is somehow like the “Ice Breaker” game you might have played in which you keep a handful of apps that you necessarily need for the day and spend the day only using the same set of apps.
Morph is an app that keeps track of your time and delivers you specific apps that you will use at a specific time like work, travel, and home as per your choice and predicts how frequently you use some app at some specific time and situation.