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Spread Cheer This Holiday Season with the Happy Things AR App

From your toaster to your toilet, Happy Things gives you the joy of bringing inanimate objects to life. Discover a new world of happiness with just a touch of a button.

Happy Things AR app on iphone 4Happy Things released earlier this month, just in time for the Technolidays. It is a fun and entertaining iOS mobile app happily using AR. We could all use a little more joy in our lives, and now is the perfect time to spread the cheer. Plus, it is fun for all ages.

Brand agency TeamOne partnered with a creative visual effects and media applications studio, Digital Domain, to bring you this AR happiness-making mobile app.

The Harris Poll has been conducting “happiness surveys” for the past 9 years.  In 2017, only 33% of Americans surveyed were happy. Even if it takes just a couple of minutes out of your day, let’s work on spreading happiness among our friends, family and co-workers.

With Happy Things, a personalized message can be all you need to start. The idea is to bring your everyday objects to life and send greetings to your friends and loved ones with AR.


User Experience and Mechanics

You begin right away by a quick intro to get started. You can then select an object you’d like to animate in AR. Then, you focus on the object and tap it for a happy face to appear. You can then move and scale it to fit, while also being able to choose from a variety of different happy faces.

happy things AR app

Additionally, with access to your iPhone’s microphone, your newly animated object’s happy face will sync up with your voice. So, express some love and record a message. You will then be able to review the recorded video and save it to your camera roll, allowing you to share your holiday cheer with anyone.

AR app Happy Things


How You Can Get Happy Things

To start your collection of holiday joy, just download the iOS app from the App Store for free. Exclusively for iPhone and iPad, it is currently available on devices running iOS 11.0 or later.

Oh, and if you decide to spread joy to an even bigger circle of friends and share your videos on Instagram, don’t forget to use the hashtag #happythingsapp.


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Patricia Chang
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Patricia Chang is a South Florida-based freelance Digital Project Manager and XR Strategist. She is also a U.S. Navy veteran born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, and has also resided in the states of California, Hawaii, and New York. With her B.S. in Computer Information Systems and Master’s in Project Management, Patricia has a decade of experience working with businesses at strategic and operational levels from technology start-ups to major corporations. When not doing project-based initiatives, you can find Patricia obsessing over anything VR/AR related, including attending a VR development academy, in hopes to fine tune her future digital consultancy business.