Published on in Vol 8, No 8 (2021): August

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at, first published .
Understanding People’s Use of and Perspectives on Mood-Tracking Apps: Interview Study

Understanding People’s Use of and Perspectives on Mood-Tracking Apps: Interview Study

Understanding People’s Use of and Perspectives on Mood-Tracking Apps: Interview Study


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