WHAT IS BEEMINDER?
Beeminder cleverly combines self-tracking and monetary incentives to help you stick to your goals. You pledge (actual money) to keep all your data points on a Yellow Brick Road to your goal and if you go off track, you pay your pledge.
WHO IS BEEMINDER FOR?
Here's the way to find out if Beeminder could be useful for you: Is there anything you know you should do, you really do want to do, you know for certain you can do, yet that historically you don't do? (Also, are you a nerdy, lifehacking data freak?) If yes, you should try it!
WHAT CAN BEEMINDER TRACK?
Anything you can quantify and graph! Here are some goals that our users have been minding:
o Hitting 145 pounds by December 31
o Reducing credit card balance to zero by January
o Blogging twice a month
o Getting rid of 100 possessions in the next year
o Being able to do 50 pushups by September 22
o Eating, on average, 5 servings of fruit/vegetables per day
o Practicing guitar 7 hours per week
o Staying at or below 148 pounds
o Doing 45 minutes of resistance training per week
o Biking 1956 miles in 2011 (until odometer hits 5000)
o Spending 40 hours a week building Beeminder (we eat our own dog food!)
o Biking 50 miles per week leading up to the NYC Century
o Reading Ulysses by December 15
o Clearing out 1 email per day till inbox is at 25 messages
o Getting in bed by 10pm at least 5 nights a week
o Calling or writing to at least one person per day
o Reviewing 10 Anki cards per day
o Flossing at least every other day
For more on the philosophy behind Beeminder, google Akrasia and Self-Binding.
The Beeminder Android app was designed and built by Uluç Saranlı.