Let’s start talking again

and listening whilst we’re at it

It’s a familiar sight these days. People sitting there on their phones, not talking to each other. Being ‘social’ by checking their various networks. And when we do converse it’s the standard questions “How was your day?”, “How are you?”, “What have you been upto”. But we don’t really listen to the answers, going through the motions until they ask us the same questions.

Is so much tech at our fingertips really the problem?

You could argue that we are being more social, and we’re just able to have micro-versions of the larger conversations in a more instantaneous manner over our messaging apps.Talking about major events as they happen so there’s no need to store them up for longer conversations when people do meet up. But there’s still something special about having one of those deep meaningful conversations, where you feel you’re getting to know someone all over again and before you realise it hours have passed.

Can tech help us have those conversations?

I’m pretty biased here but I’d like to say yes. What if we could use tech as a starting point.

For those of you that have been following my stories about 8 apps in 8 months, you’ll know I recently published my third app (albeit a month late) and that I promised my next app was just around the corner.

Well it’s now out and I’m hoping it will go someway to tackling the above situation (I’m a bit loathe to call it a problem). It’s called “Decisions Decisions” and can be found here The premise is simple, choose a deck and it will ask random questions for you to discuss as a couple, group or even introspectively think about them yourself.

It’s billed as a game but there’s no right or wrong answer to the questions. Some of them are designed to be thoughtful, some are designed for a few laughs. But hopefully they’ll get you thinking, talking and most importantly learning something new about the people you care about.

So why not give it a go, it’s free and there’s more ‘decks’ in development. And if you like it please leave a review and tell your friends to get it. In terms of the development I’ve tried to incorporate more share functionality into this app to try and create a viral effect. But with all my apps Marketing isn’t my strong point, so that’s an area I’m trying to learn.

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