Chill Pill for First World Problems [free]

01-22-2014, 04:10 PM
#1
Chill Pill for First World Problems [free]

Having a First World Problem? Well take a Chill Pill...

"Chill Pill for First World Problems" is an app that I developed as a social experiment. Inspired by a day at work when all our coffee beans ran out across the office. To my surprise all day I over heard people complaining that their was no coffee beans even though we had enough instant coffee for everyone. I was thinking that these people just need to take a chill pill for this first world problem. The "Chill Pill" is a virtual image with a statistic about global poverty. Their are 100 different "Chill Pills" that are randomly selected.

The app is intended to give perspective to our first world problems and show our first world problems are irrelevant when it comes to the big picture of the world.

Please check out our Facebook page with all the "virtual" chill pills
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chill...53210288161775

iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chill-pill-for-first-world/id798663351?ls=1&mt=8
01-22-2014, 04:29 PM
#2
Instant coffee? You must be joking...

01-22-2014, 04:39 PM
#3
Joined: May 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,290
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Originally Posted by bhornburg View Post
Instant coffee? You must be joking...
Whoa someone sounds like they need a chill pill Mr grumpypants.

Any IAP in this or can I unlock all the first world problems if i grind it out?
01-22-2014, 05:02 PM
#4
Its completely free!!! No in-app purchases at all. I had a couple of weeks free before Christmas got a little bored this is what I came up with.

Yeah I agree instant coffee is nothing compared to well made coffee from fresh coffee beans but thats where the inspiration came from.
01-22-2014, 05:05 PM
#5
Also am very new to TouchArcade and after posting this I just realised that its only for games. This is not really a game so I think maybe someone should delete it. It seems I can't myself which is a little weird.
01-22-2014, 10:48 PM
#6
Joined: May 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,290
Quote:
Originally Posted by NYRUA Applications Pty Lt View Post
Also am very new to TouchArcade and after posting this I just realised that its only for games. This is not really a game so I think maybe someone should delete it. It seems I can't myself which is a little weird.
Toucharcade is more than just games, though not the games forum admittedly.
01-25-2014, 08:25 PM
#7
Thanks Xexist for moving it!!! I am discovering that Touch Arcade is more than just a games forum.
01-29-2014, 06:13 AM
#8
so... I'm supposed to feel better when facing a problem by reading about how many people are starving to death in Africa?

Don't mean to sound negative, I'm certainly not offended by this app in any way, but that's the first question that comes to mind when I see something like this.
01-29-2014, 08:43 AM
#9
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,040
Yeah i find it a bit strange. So i'm having a bad day, i then 'take a chill pill' and look at this app, see a picture of some starving african children and then think 'nah it could be worse....' and have a smile on my face as i go back to work as things arent that bad for me ?

Seems pretty wrong really, bit like 'ha ha look at them, i've got it quite good.....' type of thing.

I 'kinda' get what he means by 'The app is intended to give perspective to our first world problems and show our first world problems are irrelevant when it comes to the big picture of the world.' but on the other hand the second hes got no money to pay the rent or someone damages his car i doubt he'll think 'well it could be worse, i'll take a chill pill !....' and be fine about it !

Of course our problems are irrelevant when its compared to some poor starving child in another country. But i dont know, just find this quite uneasy
01-29-2014, 09:03 AM
#10
I agree all the way.

I don't think it's bad to have an app that gives people this type of info, but... in a different context?