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Habit Droid: Habit-forming / consistency app


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  1. troffe

    troffe Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey Guys! I just wrote a simple app named Habit Droid.

    Habit Droid aims to address the biggest obstacle that busy individuals face in developing new habits: long-term consistency. It is based on the idea that because our phones are always with us, the phone is the best platform for consistency-based productivity software.

    Here is a typical use case for Habit Droid:

    1) The user inputs the habits he or she would like to develop. I.e. to go to the gym every weekday, and to study for a certification every Saturday.

    2) Every day, Habit Droid reminds the user of the habits that he or she needs to enforce on that day.

    3) The user then inputs whether he or she has enforced each habit on that day.

    Habit Droid shows the user a graph representing the long-term history of each habit. It also provides a day-by-day breakdown of the user's history. These features will help the user track his or her consistency over the long-term.

    This use case is based on my own struggles to improve my study habits.

    Try it out! Hopefully it's useful to you. Give me any suggestions!


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  2. troffe

    troffe Member This Topic's Starter

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    meyerweb Well-Known Member

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    Just downloaded it to try out. I'm not sure this offers a lot beyond setting up repeating alarms or calendar entries, though.
     
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    troffe Member This Topic's Starter

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    The idea is that most of us know what habits we need to form (ex. work out 5 times a week). We also know when we should be doing them (every weekday).

    The problem is in the execution since we may be too busy, too tired or not have the motivation to actually execute those things.

    So with this in mind, I found that calendar reminders did little more than to frustrate me, since I already knew I should be at the gym.

    Compared to calendar events, this app accommodates for the fact that you won't be 100% consistent. Moreover, it helps you track just how consistent you are, and whether your consistency is improving.

    I would love any suggestions on how to improve it further / differentiate it further from the calendar functionality :)
     

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