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Stay digitally healthy with the WellPaper app

Designed by OneLab Studio, WellPaper uses your screen-on time data to create personalised, live wallpapers

The app connects to the internet to detect different app categories from the Google Play Store. It groups these into broader categories, displaying them on your screen in the form of a wallpaper. (Unsplash/Sten Ritterfeld)

Earlier this year, a report from Glance, an InMobi company, said that the average Indian user unlocked their smartphone at least 70 times during a day. This estimate was based on user activity on the Glance platform between January 2020 and January 2021.

As more and more people work from home, the amount of time we spend on our smartphones has definitely gone up. But have you ever tracked the time spent on your device consistently? With the WellPaper app from OneLab Studio, you can do that through innovative wallpaper styles.

You won’t need a separate app to check your screen time. WellPaper uses your screen-on time data to create personalised, live wallpapers. The app connects to the internet to detect different app categories from the Google Play Store. It groups these into broader categories, displaying them on your screen in the form of a wallpaper. The fun part? You can choose from three styles.

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When you use the Composition wallpaper, with six coloured tiles, tapping on any one of them from your home or lock screen shows the app categories (social, entertainment, communication, etc.) and screen times for two seconds.
When you use the Composition wallpaper, with six coloured tiles, tapping on any one of them from your home or lock screen shows the app categories (social, entertainment, communication, etc.) and screen times for two seconds. (WellPaper/Play Store)

When you use the “Composition” wallpaper, with six coloured tiles, tapping on any one of them from your home or lock screen shows the app categories (social, entertainment, communication, etc.) and screen times for two seconds. Arrows indicate if the screen time has increased or decreased.

“Radial” includes a gradient version of six coloured circles, which change size according to your screen time. “Glow” features six neon rings. The thickness of these rings will change depending on how much time you spend on different apps through the day.

WellPaper does not require you to sign up for anything. And your device data remains safe. Moreover, given that you will always see the wallpapers on your phone, you will be reminded constantly of the need to stay within your daily screen-time limits -- a timely reminder to stay digitally healthy.

Category: Tools and productivity

Ratings: Google Play Store: 3.8 stars; App Store: N/A

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