The Happier App Won the Prestigious Webby Award! 

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We won a Webby Award!

I'm thrilled to announce that the Happier™ app has been named the Best Visual Design (Function) for Apps and Software in the 26th Annual Webby Awards Internet Celebration. Named the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet.

“The Happier app has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”

IADAS is comprised of Internet industry experts including Kerstin Emhoff, Co-Founder & CEO – PRETTYBIRD; Colleen DeCourcy, President, Wieden+Kennedy; Arlan Hamilton, Founder & Managing Partner – Backstage Capital; John Hanke, Founder & CEO – Niantic; Nikole Hannah-Jones, Creator – 1619, The New York TimesRenita Jablonski, Director of Audio – The Washington PostMikael Jørgensen, Founder & CEO – &Co; Monica Lewinsky, Activist, Fashion Designer & Producer; Swizz Beatz & Timbaland, Music Producers & Co-Founders  – Verzuz; Vanessa Pappas, COO – TikTok; Daniel Reynolds, Vice President, Digital Media – Disney; Dara Treseder, SVP,  Head of Global Marketing & Communications – Peloton; and Maya Watson, Head of Global Marketing – Clubhouse.

For the Happier app, I’m working with an extraordinary team to build a beautiful tool that helps people make their lives happier, and it's an honor to have our hard work recognized in this way. A huge “thank you” to everyone who voted for us in the Webby Awards People's Voice, and to everyone who has downloaded and used the Happier app.

One of my aphorisms is “Beautiful tools make work a joy,” and one of my chief interests is how people can effectively change their habits, and it has been so gratifying to think about how to make a habit-change tool that's highly effective, easy to use, and attractive to the eye.

If there's one thing I've learned about habits, it's that we're far more likely to do something if it's even slightly more convenient or pleasant, and far less likely to do something if it's inconvenient or unpleasant. For that reason, we took enormous care to make the app intuitive and easy to navigate.

Also, I've learned, there's no one magic solution for habit change; we all have to use the approach that works for us. (If you want to hear me explain the best way to change a habit, listen to this two-minute Happier episode here.) So the Happier app is a tool that is highly customizable—it reflects your nature, your aims, your preferences.

As we all know, it's hard to make things easy, and simplicity is complicated. I'm constantly astonished by the ingenuity of the solutions that the team dreams up.

We're still working hard to make the Happier app even better—simpler, richer, more beautiful, and more customizable. Onward!