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.
January 7, 2013
Daily Details | Jennifer Shore
Pros: Juice allows users to break out of their typical diet monitoring and into a user-friendly, general health and energy tracker. Its simplicity, fun design, and tips that are actually helpful will make this app part of your regular health regimen.
Read the complete review here.
January 2, 2013
Food & Nutrition | Marisa Moore, MBA, RD, LD
Juice goes beyond typical journaling to track what people want more of…energy. Though not scientifically proven, Juice is a fun and easy way to track how sleep, diet, and exercise impact energy and quality of life. The average user will be able to identify what works and doesn’t work and get tips on changing the behaviors that zap energy.Read the complete review here
December 31, 2012
About.com | Melanie Pinola
There are lots of great apps for setting and tracking your goals or managing your tasks. If you want a more holistic view of the changes you want to see across all areas of your life, give the Mindbloom Life Game a try.
It’s a fun and free web “game” to “grow the life you want” across your career, health, relationships, finances, creativity, and spirituality. All it takes is a few minutes to set up the areas of your life you want to focus on and grow that metaphorical tree of your life with suggested actions. Read this article.
January 3, 2013
appPicker | Christine Pamintuan
Bloom* – “For some parents, they need a little inspiration to get them through the day. Bloom will give you some inspirational quotes and other features to hel motivate you through your busy day…” Read the article.
December 29, 2012
StarTribune (originating from Washington Post)
Several smartphone applications aim to track your behaviors, encourage better habits and generally improve well-being…
Juice: The self-proclaimed “World’s Funnest Energy Tracker” really is fun. The cartoony interface helps keep tabs on your sleep, exercise and nutrition. Were you an “awful” eater today? Tap the plate of junk food. Daily tips aim to boost results over time (free, for the iPhone)….Read this article.
December 26, 2012
GigaOm | Ki Mae Heussner
It’s easier said than done to stick to New Year’s resolutions for getting more sleep, exercising regularly or undertaking any other health-related routine. But a growing set of apps help people improve habits through activity tracking, design and networking with communities of peers or experts. Read this article featuring Mindbloom’s Juice and bloom*!
December 17, 2012
148 Apps | David Rabinowitz
Juice is a really unique and simple health and wellness app that helps users track their energy level throughout the day in hopes of identifying things that could be depleting one’s energy level. The app will even go one step further and recommend ways to improve a user’s energy level. Read this article.