Apps for life

Humanity over technology

Good To Hear is an app shop and consultancy with a suite of personal tracking tools designed to help improve life through data.

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Apps

I've built a few apps over the years, mostly for looking after yourself and forming better habits.

Changes - Mood Insights

Augment your squishy brain and make better decisions.

There are lots of self-tracking tools out there. With this app we help you take action; evidence-based self-help through data.

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Good Habits Daily Task Tracker

Jerry Seinfeld popularised the productivity mantra "don't break the chain!". Good Habits helps you do something every day, keeping track of your consistency as you go.

Available on the App Store

Just Calories

We all know how important weight is to our general health but it can be hard to keep it under control.

With Just Calories the idea is to keep things as simple as possible. Track everything you eat quickly and consistently with the minimum fuss.

Available in the App Store

Happiness Mood Tracking Journal

Mood tracking and journaling come with a range of beneficial side-effects, fostering mindfulness and self-awareness habits that we could easily neglect when caught up in the struggles of daily life.

The app is built for speed, simplicity and consistency. It's mood tracking for busy people.

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Blog

While I'm working on things I learn things. Sometimes I even blog about things.

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Consultancy

I've delivered solutions to companies of all sizes over the years.

Specialising in rapid prototyping and knowledgable in design and user-experience, with the latest tools and frameworks you'd be amazed how fast you can have a new product in your hands.

Get in touch if you'd like to be next.

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Testimonials

  • "The standard of the work he delivered has always been exceptional, he would rather work harder than compromise on quality" Christian, LBi
    "All-around developer who ships more software than most, and understands user experience better than most" Gabe, MUBI

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Hello!

My name is Michael Forrest and I've been programming since 1986. I have been professionally creating and shipping software on all the best platforms for over 20 years. After assembling a new Rich Internet Application Development team at the global agency LBi Digitas I joined the Ubuntu Design Team with Ivanka (with whom I now record a weekly podcast). Following this I went from being Tech Director at Critical Mass to creating my own consultancy and app-shop Good To Hear working with corporates including Atkins Global, Barclays and RSA Insurance, a number of startups including Hotel Tonight, MUBI and Emoticast, as well as releasing my own smaller but award-nominated apps like Happiness and Good Habits. I also make music and stuff.

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