May 20, 2013
AGBeat | Jennifer Walpole
Proof! app makes goals more competitive
Proof! is the newest app from Mindbloom. It invites users to challenge friends, family members and co-workers to reach weekly personal or group goals. This can be as simple as cleaning out your inbox, or as complex as bringing in a set number of new clients.
What’s the twist? This app is much different in that it requires users to post either a photo or a video as “proof” that the challenge has been completed. This gives users a sense of accountability; to not only accomplish a goal, but to prove that they have done it.
Read more here.
May 15, 2013
Polish My Crown | Andi Teggart
Juice is an app that encourages healthy change. The app was created by Mindbloom and allows you to rate and track your sleep, exercise and eating habits each day. Each week you’ll receive a report that shares your activity patterns affecting your energy. My favorite feature of the app is the library of tips related to exercise, sleep, nutrition, mood, relationships, balance and stress from dozens of top healthy experts. One tip I loved was “build in fun activities into your schedule” and the app gave examples like: host a game night with friends, ask friends what funny things have happened to them recently, ride roller coasters, act like a kid!
Read more here.
May 13, 2013
Juice is a fun, easy-to-use energy and activity tracker that helps you connect the dots between your daily routine and your energy. Keeping track of your activities such as sleep, diet and exercise can help you identify and change the behaviors that zap your energy. Unlike other health applications that require so much time and effort to use, Juice is simple to use and can be completed in under a minute a day.
Read more here.
May 8, 2013
Windows Phone Central | Rich Edmonds
Mindbloom (www.mindbloom.com) has released its first Windows Phone app. Titled Juice, the app is an interactive energy tracker to help consumers maintain a healthy lifestyle. While it’s not for those who are serious about fitness (there are other solutions for such activities and training – look back at our Mobile Nations Fitness Month for more), Juice will certainly cater for those who are interested in how to improve general health. Read this article.
April 29, 2013
SHAPE.com | Locke Hughes
Best for: Runners who like a little friendly competition
Cool features: Hold yourself accountable for every mile with Proof, which lets users “compete” with Facebook friends or contacts in your smartphone to achieve fitness goals—or anything, really. Anyone can post a status that they just finished an 18-miler, but this app requires “proof” of completion—i.e. a photo or video. To keep things interesting, the app has a real-time leader board where users make bets, offer words of encouragement, or talk smack to fuel the competition.
Read about all the other great apps here.
March 27, 2013
148Apps | Andrew Stevens
Have you ever encouraged someone to do something but never found out if they actually did it or not? Proof! is a social-life app for friends and family to challenge one another by accomplishing life goals. People can select from a list of challenges already on the app or can simply create their own. Once someone has received a challenge, users must submit a photo or video to prove that they successfully completed their goal.
Read more of the article here.
March 27, 2013
Geekwire | John Cook
Need a little extra incentive to get in shape, save money or volunteer your time with a non-profit?
Enter Proof, a new mobile app for Android and iPhone from Seattle startup Mindbloom that allows individuals to compete in weekly challenges with co-workers, friends or family.
Read the rest of the article here.
Casual Connect | Chris Hewett
“Games keep players engaged by satisfying the human psychological needs for competence, relatedness, and autonomy – psychological needs that are not being met by the self-help industry”
Read Mindbloom founder Chris Hewett’s explanation of games with purpose, and how he sees games fulfilling human needs of inspiration, fun, and health here.
January 28, 2013
Mashable | Jill Krasny
Juice was the clear winner of the experiment
At 8 a.m. my smartphone alarm goes off, nearly jolting me out of bed. It displays a short message: “Aim for 30 minutes of exercise today.” Craving another hour of sleep, I duck under the covers, but immediately that thought is replaced by another: “You know, this app actually has a point.” Five minutes later, I’m in my sneakers and out the door.
Juice is one of the apps I downloaded as part of my three-week long experiment to see if my smartphone could help me change my bad habits. I wanted to be fitter, more energetic and more social. I also wanted to eat better and stop spacing out on what I wanted to see at the movies. Read this article.
January 14, 2013
Diets In Review.com | Samantha Bandasack
…Juice is a fun app to help you connect the dots between your daily habits and personal energy levels. Use Juice for seven days, record daily energy levels, then start making connections between sleep, nutrition, and exercise. Juice gives a personalized assessment with tips for feeling more energized. The more you use the app the more you learn about yourself and become more familiar with your body. You can also record other daily habits by adding categories like stress, life balance, and mood. Ditch the energy drinks and download Juice instead! Cost: Free… Read this article.