In an age where social media is supposed to connect people, I often find that intent doesn’t always translate into action. I have a handful of friends who are all in parallel life stages. We live less than 20 minutes from each other, and yet, we can’t seem to find a consistent time to meet to spend some quality time together. With countless social networking tools, I often find myself spread thin trying to juggle them all. And with too many “friends,” I find it difficult to really connect with the people I’m closest to.
DieHappy recently launched a free app designed to help you connect with the most important people in your life. Unlike other apps, DieHappy makes it easy to plan events by suggesting dates for your friends and family to vote on. This is ideal for people like myself who are incredibly busy. Rather than just saying “let’s get together soon,” I can actually make that a reality by coordinating schedules and identifying the ideal time to meet.
DieHappy is currently available on iTunes for iOS devices and can be downloaded for free. The app will be available for Android platforms in June. At present, Android users can use the web app to view plans or moments from other users. Web app users can like, comment and add photos.
Once you’ve created your account, you can begin adding friends and family members to your contacts.
The app features a calendar (called the timeline) which makes it easy to see the events you have planned. You can also connect your personal calendar so that all of the events you’ve already scheduled show up within the app.
To plan your event, you can either create a poll to identify the date and time that works best, schedule an event for a specific date, or create a “someday” plan for activities you want to do but don’t know when.
Once you’ve created your event, invite friends and family members and begin sharing photos and moments privately between invitees.
DieHappy is unlike any app I’ve seen. I personally appreciate how small I can make it, depending on how many friends and family members I add. This allows for more personal, intentional connections with the most important people in my life. I also like the ability to share photos privately. Too often I fail to share photos because I know that conventional social networks don’t guarantee the privacy of the images shared. Lastly, DieHappy is a great way to create bucket lists, keep track of important dates (like birthdays and anniversaries) and identify interests of those closest to you.
What’s new with DieHappy
The developers behind DieHappy are constantly working to improve the user experience. By the end of March, users will have the ability to organize groups within the app. Simply create your group, then share moments with everyone in your group. Additionally, DieHappy is working on integrations between other apps, such as OpenTable, which will make it easy to make reservations within a plan you have created. Lastly, within a week or so, DieHappy app users will be able to purchase photos or albums directly through the app.
Download DieHappy on iTunes for free here!