Burlington, VT (PRWEB) October 28, 2011
Most people would agree, “Patience is a virtue”, and most would probably also agree that it’s a virtue they need to work on. But developing a patient attitude in challenging situations is a life skill that takes time and conscious effort to fully develop. WinWinApps unveils Patience – an iPhone and iPad app designed to help individuals test and develop their patience.
The app offers users a fun and interactive way to become more aware of their general level of patience in situations that they specifically find frustrating and challenging. Here’s how it works:
- Once the app is downloaded to the device, users who run into a situation in which they need to exercise patience open the app and are prompted to enter the patience-testing situation they currently find themselves facing. The home screen of the app keeps track of current and past situations, and summarizes a history of successes and failures.
- Users answer the phrase and question, “There is something you want to do now, but you know you should wait. What is it?”
- Patience then asks, “How long can you wait?” Users enter the amount of time they think they can successfully hold out – from a few minutes to days. At this point, the app’s “Make me work harder” function can be turned on to increase the amount of time the user must wait by adding anywhere from one to 30 percent more time to the goal.
- Users can also choose to turn to their social networks for support in exercising their patience. For this purpose, the app features a “Share your intention” function, which, when activated, allows the user to publish their activity to their Facebook and Twitter pages.
- Once the action, timeframe and share parameters have been set, Patience begins a countdown. When the allocated time expires, the app prompts users to track their success or failure by asking, “Your test of patience is complete. Did you make it?”
- Users select “yes” or “no” and Patience records the action in either the “resisted” or “irresistible” portion of the app’s home screen. Successes and failures will be posted to the social networks of users that have activated the ‘share’ feature.
Anna Palmer, CEO of WinWInApps, was inspired to create Patience based on her own experiences. “Like so many, I struggle with impulse control. For me, sharing my intentions to hold off on devouring an entire block of cheese, for example, helps me hold myself accountable and wait until that moment has passed. Then when I succeed, I can share that small moment of victory with my friends."
Available through the iTunes store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id470553202?mt=8), the app is available for free to download.
WinWinApps is a Vermont based software development and micro venture capital company that creates software designed to "help you help them.” To learn more, visit http://www.winwinapps.com.
WinWinApps is a Vermont-based software development and micro venture capital company that creates software to "help you help them.” In restaurants, school systems, nonprofits, families, and groups of friends we study behavior and seek technological solutions to increase efficiency in everyday tasks. The software that WinWinApps develops and technological partners that we support help great things become easier, more fun, and help people become more accountable.