This Mood App Analyzes the Emotional Sentiments in Social Media Posts

By: Cadhla Gray - Sep 23, 2015
References: twitter & techcrunch
This mood app provides a simplified way for people with mood disorders to track their feelings and cross-reference them with the weather. Allison Nelson created 'Hack My Mood' at the San Francisco Disrupt Hackathon, with the goal of creating a mental wellness tool that can help create happier and healthier lives.

This complex analytical app first tracks the sentiments in social media posts, like those on Twitter, using IBM Watson's Alchemy API. It then cross-references these emotions with corresponding weather patterns using Weather Underground. By analyzing this information together, one can better predict what weather patterns like temperature, rain or sunshine levels will bring a change in mood.

This mood app helps people track their emotions without relying on memory which can be inaccurate, instead using reliable data that can be referred to personally or for professional use with a doctor.