Administer Self-Care With The Help Of Custom Emojis

Administer Self-Care With The Help Of Custom Emojis
Design

Aloe is a stress management app designed to help busy millennials form habits around wellness

Leo Lutero
  • 23 august 2017

According to a study that surveyed over 5,000 full-time employees, members of the world’s most talked about generation are very likely to become workaholics. And with extra hours in the office and less downtime for millennials, health has become an afterthought. This is the driving factor behind Aloe, an app-sized helper for self-care. The app makes it easier to rebuild the self-care habits that can be easy to forget.

The Aloe app is still in development stage, but it’s showing off features that will surely come to the app. A big part of what makes Aloe unique is the interface, featuring adorable custom emojis by artist Katie Belton.

Users get to choose which reminders they want to set as well as their frequency. The custom icons are easy to remember (a watermelon slice for a snack, a glass of water for hydration) and the three-screen interface is easy to navigate. If you’ve missed a reminder or two, they’re easy to remove from the interface so there’s no guilt.

While it’s great for the average millennial, creator Amber Discko thinks the platform has potential to impact the lives of people with mental health issues, chronic illnesses, autism or ADHD. These are people who might need regular reminders to do tasks many take for granted, like showers or eating at the right times of the day. Discko started working on the app after a stint as the Hillary Clinton campaign’s creative strategist. She is also behind the online portal Femsplain.

Future plans for the app include an option social feature. Discko envisions being able to help friends grow their gardens or maintain virtual gardens with friends. Pledging $25 to the Kickstarter will give access to the beta testing. The app will first work on iOS before an Android version is developed and will have free and paid features, offering more task emojis, better reports and the ability to add new tasks to those who will pay a fee.

Aloe

According to a study that surveyed over 5,000 full-time employees, members of the world’s most talked about generation are very likely to become workaholics. And with extra hours in the office and less downtime for millennials, health has become an afterthought. This is the driving factor behind Aloe, an app-sized helper for self-care. The app makes it easier to rebuild the self-care habits that can be easy to forget.

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