I’ve been using beeminder for more than a year and I love it. A while a ago I realized there are few more things I wish to track that have no native support. One of them is the procrastination level on a trello board. As I see it, the problem with current metric of counting trello cards moved to “done” is some cards tend to get left behind indefinitely. Very quickly my list got long enough so I won’t even notice the cards at the top. My proposed metric is to score a point for each day a card has been left without activity. Similarly, I use getpocket.com app for my reading queue and noticed some articles left there indefinitely.
At the moment I have 4 integrations implemented.
- Daily steps from google fit api.
- Trello board “debt” - one point for every day a since a card’s last activity.
- Reading “debt” from getpocket.com.
- typing practice on tryperacer.com
These are the ones that I personally missed the most.
In order to use the app you need to create a goal in beeminder.com For google fit steps, “Do more” should work well. For trello or pocket, “Whittle down” is what suggest.
After creating the goal you can select it under “setup” page of the app and hit save.
Every round hour the app wakes up to send new values to beeminder.
To configure the goal you need to click “connect” for one of the providers then click “setup” and select the beeminder goal from the list.
Love to hear any feedback,