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Socialize (v2)
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Socialize (version 2) is a digital wellbeing mobile app that assist users to avoid the smartphone habits they consider as meaningless. It constantly monitors the user's behavior with her mobile device, and it proactively notifies detected smartphone habits in real-time. If the user considers a notified habit as meaningless, she can activate a personalizable just-in-time reminder to be encouraged to avoid the identified behavior when it happens again.

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**This repository hosts the code for a demonstrative version of Socialize that works locally, only: data are stored and manipulated on the user's smartphone, only, and are not sent to any web service.**

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App Walk-Through
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In any time, the user can exploit different dashboards to visualize her smartphone use statistics, including the list of smartphone habits she demonstrated in the last days. By using the calculated habits and by monitoring smartphone usage and current context in real-time, Socialize detects when the smartphone is being used in a habitual way. When this happens, the application proactively notifies the habit to the user. If a habit is considered as meaningless, Socialize first helps the user in reflecting on the motivation that drives her habitual behavior. The app proposes 5 possible alternatives:

- "I'm bored and I need some distraction to pass the time";
- "I feel alone and I want to see what others are doing";
- "I need to communicate with someone";
- "I'm sad or a little nervous and I need something to escape my surrounding";
- "I want to have fun".

Besides selecting a predefined alternative, the user can also decide to specify her own motivation. This reflection process helps users define an alternative intention, i.e., an alternative behavior to be performed instead of the smartphone habit. In this case, the user is free to type her own alternative (and desirable) behavior, without any constraint or suggested option. Every time the identified meaningless habit happens again, Socialize encourages the user to avoid the behavior, by recalling the alternative intention specified by the same user.

References
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Coming soon...

Contacts
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Alberto Monge Roffarello, alberto.monge@polito.it  
Luigi De Russis, luigi.derussis@polito.it