Food for thought:
Fomo isn’t quite as serious as the addiction they’re talking about in the article, but there are plenty of parallels.
People are addicted to checking their phones. They know it will cause them fomo-induced anxiety, but they do it anyway. This sadomasochistic ritual has come to its boiling point and we’re sick of seeing fomo control our decision making.
To treat this addiction with a mobile app seems a little counter intuitive but we believe we are on to something. It’s all about limiting time on the device. Instead of searching your phone to see if you’re missing out on anything, we want to provide a quick and easy way of alleviating fomo flareups. By building a living map of all fomo-inducing happenings, we are hoping to give instant alleviation to the bouts of anxiety.
Now, this is actually ridiculously difficult. Everyone has their own type of fomo so building a single cure-all is damn near impossible. Knowing this, we have decided to take on the only fomo we truly know: our own.
We are using FOMO Sonar to test out the best ways of alleviating the fear of missing out. You can read this blog to follow along with our progress and even join in on the experiment!