While HabitRPG has a very interesting approach on motivating its users, it lacked mobile support and was a bit buggy while I tested it. There will soon be Apps available for Android and IOS and due to the successful Kickstarter campaign this App will be developed actively, but it will take some time until everything is implemented and usable by the public.
I firstly was fascinated by DayScores simplistic but powerful implementation. Due to the minimalistic interface and by just implementing the minimum of needed features, the user has a lot of freedom and could use the App as he wants to. However the simple approach had its disadvantages, as the App got messy as soon as I entered a certain amount of tasks I wanted to fulfill daily. It also seemed to just be a hobby project where I did not know how long it will stay online. I had a bunch of ideas I thought would be cool if integrated, but it looks like the page is finished as it is. Additionally it is not Open Source, so I couldn’t contribute anything to it.
When I finished the refactoring and saw what was possible with the new version, I decided that this project cannot be just a pet project, there probably will be other users who’d like to use it too. So I bought the domain http://www.habit-tracker.net and deployed the first Milestone on it.
I’m currently working on Milestone 2.0 which has a bunch of new features. You could take a glimpse on the actual development version by visiting http://aimhigh2.nilsbrinkmann.com. Don’t try to use it seriously, this version will often be resetted and sometimes won’t work at all.
I’m currently spending all of my freetime on this project, this is also the reason why there weren’t so many updates to this blog recently. I’m looking forward to describing some techniques and design decisions I made during the development in the future here. I also will use this page as a base for my Launch this Year project. These guys are mailing me a lot with all the fancy new stuff they integrated into their page, I’ll have to take a look at how it has been changed as soon as possible…