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Audio Self-Care Apps

Quilt Creates Space for Supportive Live Conversations

— May 20, 2021 — Lifestyle
Quilt is an audio-only self-care app and it serves as a network for holding live, supportive and feel-good conversations that feel like a chat with a friend. As Quilt sees it, "conversation is self-care" and the platform helps to create a sense of connection when people are feeling more lonely and isolated than ever.

The app got its start in 2017 and was initially intended to connect users for in-person meet-ups but the pandemic inspired a shift to an audio-only format. On the platform, users can connect with others on a wide range of topics that range from spirituality to mental health, love, career and purpose. Users appreciate being able to tune into conversations on burnout, astrology and more led by hosts with different areas of expertise.
Trend Themes
1. Audio-only Self-care Apps - Developing audio-only self-care apps that provide space for live, supportive, feel-good conversation can help individuals build a sense of connection.
2. Virtual Networking Platforms - Creating virtual platforms that facilitate connections between people can help combat the sense of isolation that many individuals feel.
3. Expert-led Conversations - Designing expert-led conversations around topics such as spirituality and mental health can foster a sense of community and help individuals feel better supported.
Industry Implications
1. Mental Health - The mental health industry has an opportunity to use technology to create innovative ways for individuals to connect and find support.
2. Social Networking - Expanding audio-only social networks beyond just music can help individuals connect and engage in conversations with others who share similar interests and values.
3. Wellness - The wellness industry can leverage technology to offer new ways for individuals to engage in self-care and build a sense of community and support.
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