Curie

Your personal posture trainer at work

#2 Product of the WeekJuly 02, 2018
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Curie is a personal trainer that will coach you to sit better. It's not about sitting straight all day but taking quick breaks and simple exercises.

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    Fernando FernándezTech Enthusiast / Marketing Professional
    Pros: 

    Sounds great!

    Cons: 

    Cant get it to work on my Chorme

    At first I thought it was my workplace network that wouldn't allow it to work, but I've tried in different places and the app just wont work.

    Fernando Fernández has used this product for one week.

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Peter Bauer@peter_bauer
Hello. Cool idea. But wha can curie read my browsing history and manage my apps?
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Ivan Hristic@ivan_cypher_hristic · CMO & Cofounder @ Swiftty
This app has a definitive potential to finally make me do something about my posture and I am more than amazed whit its beautiful simplicity so that is a solid upvote. On the downside, I really dont get why on earth does chrome extension need my browsing history. That is a bit intrusive for an exercise app if you ask me. All in all, it seams like a very nice app!
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Mariusz SzymaMaker@donmario · Co-founder Curie.me
@ivan_cypher_hristic Hi Ivan, I've actually explained this in a post earlier, but we will double check if there is anything that we could remove in the sense of permissions. Thanks and enjoy your healthier life :)
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Mariusz SzymaMaker@donmario · Co-founder Curie.me
Hello fellow Product Hunters! Curie is on a mission. We see a lack of awareness especially among young people about the dangers of sitting for too long. That was also the main reason why we came up with the idea for Curie. I was sitting the whole day at my job, and after that, I was working on my startup. This lead to serious back issues, without ever knowing what the consequences are and being ever since a healthy and fit guy. Curie wants to help you prevent any health issues by being proactive and more aware of the health risks. As a big fan of the Product Hunt community I would like to give 2 free months of Curie :) to anyone who messages me at mario@curie.me. Enjoy! Mariusz
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Matt Gardner@thatmattgardner · Co-Founder, RouteThis.com
@curie @donmario Hey there! Shooting you a message. Also I think Product Hunt gave your site the hug of death, you're down right now :(
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Nguyen Manh Truong@truongnm · Software engineer
@curie @donmario @thatmattgardner guess so many ppl join your app
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Antônio Guilherme Ferreira Viggiano@aviggiano · Entrepreneur
Nice product, but why does your chrome extension need so many permissions? It's scary.
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Mariusz SzymaMaker@donmario · Co-founder Curie.me
@aviggiano Hi, access to your browsing history is necessary because Curie can based on that identify if you're browsing the web and are not idle. If you're not browsing the app recognises that and starts automatically a break. Is basically for break tracking without you needing to press a button :)
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Antônio Guilherme Ferreira Viggiano@aviggiano · Entrepreneur
@donmario Hey. Thank you for the prompt response. I see what you mean, but I'd rather it to only ask for Notifications permissions and to use an alternate method to check if I am not idle. Or even ignore that feature and just assume I am working. Personally, I will only use this extension when I am actively working (as I work from home), so I am fine by just pressing a "start/stop" button, especially if that means reducing the number of requested permissions.
I like the idea but I doo have an issue with the permissions requested by the extension. Couldn't you use the idle API to accomplish the same thing you describe in your other comments? https://developer.chrome.com/ext...