Honeypot - A Socializing App to Promote Train Commuters’ Wellbeing

Jonas Müller, Christoph Anneser, Malte Sandstede, Lea Rieger, Adnan Alhomssi, Felix Schwarzmeier, Björn Bittner, Ilhan Aslan, and Elisabeth André

erschienen 28.11.2018 in: Cairo, Egypt Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM '18)

Verlag: ACM, New York, NY, USA

ISBN: 978-1-4503-6594-9/18/11 DOI:


The number of commuters has been increasing for many years and the negative effects on wellbeing are therefore affecting more and more people. Following a user centered design process that focuses on known wellbeing determinants, such as relatedness and empathy, we developed the Honeypot socializing app. The app allows commuters to find other travelers to chat with and meet in person to enhance their wellbeing through fostering meaningful and contextual social interactions. First, we describe the development of the idea and the design of the app. Then, we report on a field study with 16 participants, which we carried out on trains. The study results show that the app helps to get in contact with fellow travelers and that it has the potential to promote the wellbeing of commuters in the long term.