Awakening Joy Launches iPhone/iPad App

Berkeley, California (EastBayDaily) — Awakening Joy has launched an iOS app in a joint project with Humane Technologies software developer and publisher using the Booklers platform.

The new Awakening Joy app for iPhone and iPad is based on the ten steps to happiness presented in the Awakening Joy book and course curriculum: Intention, Mindfulness, Gratitude, Resilience, Integrity, Letting Go, Loving Ourselves, Loving Others, Compassion and Simply Being. Features of the app are designed to support people in their ongoing application and practice of the Awakening Joy concepts.

The Awakening Joy app ( Provides ongoing exclusive original content written by James Baraz to add insights into deepening the experience.

Offers a set of 95 exercises related to each of the 10 steps in the Awakening Joy program, which can either stand alone or enhance the experience of the course or book. Users can select the specific step on which to focus their practice at any time.

Lets users create personal posters of motivational quotes paired with photos – even user’s own photos – that can be savored as a personal reminder or shared with the Awakening Joy community.

James Baraz, co-author of the book and creator of the Awakening Joy course said, “This Awakening Joy app now can really help people who have made a decision to develop greater well-being in their lives. It can be challenging to stay in the mindsets that consistently promote our happiness – having the right exercise or thought at hand can put us back on the path."

The app was developed and published by Humane Technologies using Booklers platform. Co-Founder and Lead Developer, Matjaž Trontelj, said. “Awakening Joy has been an ideal project for discovering ways of how mobile technology can effectively help users with putting beneficial ideas from books and courses into actions. After investing considerable time in exploring different ways of doing that on mobile platform we came up with the winning formula: combining daily exercises and reminders with creativity.”

This approach that was very well received by the first batch of users who left solid 5 star reviews in the iTunes app store: “It's beautiful to look at, and it's like having a wise little friend in my pocket.”

Awakening Joy is an internationally recognized Internet course created by noted teacher and author, James Baraz. Now in its tenth year, the course is designed to awaken joy through a proven curriculum of principles and practices that incline the mind toward well-being, happiness and ease. Led by James, the course features a range of renowned guest speakers and fosters a supportive community of fellow participants. Over 12,000 people worldwide have experienced the power of Awakening Joy. The book “Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness” by James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander is now available in paperback and e-book. Awakening Joy was recommended by Bill Gates on his Summer Reading List for 2012 and has been featured in media publications including “O Magazine,” “Huffington Post” and “Yoga Journal." For more information, please visit or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @AwakeningJoy.

Humane Technologies is a software development and publishing house focused on creating web and mobile solutions that improve the quality of people's lives. Booklers is their publishing platform for creating companion mobile apps for books that help users put advice from books into actions. Bookler apps guide users through daily practice and let them reinforce their practice with creative expression. For more information, please visit

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