Everybody knows that: your postponing tasks, don’t show up in the gym… So what could be the solution? An App for the iPhone I came across was some years ago: Gettup!
I think this was a Startup by two students from somewhere in North Germany. The idea was: You committ yourself to something (say go to the gym) and enter this to the App. You have to specify when (plus/minus half an hour) and where. At the appointment time the Smartphone checks your Location. If you miss the place and date the App will post on Facebook that you didn’t Show up!
For me it really worked. I committed two times the week in the gym. No Problem when it is next week or the week after! At the actual date I had all these excuses not to go. But with Gettup! I knew that all my friends on Facebook will know that I didn’t. What a blame. Then better go there.
Somehow the concept was not flying itself, the App disappeared.
So for a certain time without Gettup! I was completely lost in space and time. A lot of distractions everywhere. I saw on the Gizmag the Pavlok. Being buzzed when you do something wrong? Really? I could not belief this. But curiosity killed me and I read some of the posts from Maneesh Sethi. There I came across the “11 Apps that will Change your life”. And guess what: Beeminder was one of this.
First when I opened the page I thought: This could work? Well what can I say? I tried it an setup some Goals (not too much, otherwise I will derail too easily) and now I am blogging in this Forum (as you might have noticed, I am not american, nor english and this is my first blog; so forgive me!). The other Goals I setup will be reported in one of the next Posts.
I hope you like this post about Gettup!. If you have any comments, let me know.