Hold yourself accountable to break bad habits 💪

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With the threat of paying a fine or getting shamed by your friends HabitStop helps you quit your habits immediately.
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Anthony Dito
Anthony DitoMaker@anthony_dito1
There is much writing in the field of Behavioral Economics on the human irrationality around the fear of loss and shame. Findings show that the fear of losing even a few dollars or being shamed by your friends are powerful motivators to change behavior. HabitStop utilizes these negative emotions to help you make tough changes in your life. By holding the threat of paying a fine or getting shamed by your friends and family over your head we hope to help you quit your bad habits. HabitStop works in two steps. First, you specify a habit you want to quit and the associated punishments that go along with that Habit. Then, HabitStop will ask you daily if you were successful. If you were not successful, HabitStop will prompt you to either pay a fine and/or share with your friends and family that you failed. I hope you enjoy HabitStop and would love to hear any feedback that you may have!
Lyna NM
Lyna NM@lina_sws
@anthony_dito1 Will there be an android version?
Anthony Dito
Anthony DitoMaker@anthony_dito1
@lina_sws depends. This was an mvp release, if there if it is even moderately successful I’ll be building an android version
Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee@christopher_lee4
@lina_sws @anthony_dito1 Cool idea, smart of you to test an mvp like this. If you're looking for your first adopters I have a market research service where for $12 you can ask 100 people a question then follow-up based on how they answered and even interview them! https://scoops.io/ You could ask e.g. "Would you use an app that let you fine yourself if you didn't reach your goals to keep you accountable?" Anyway If you want to give it a shot I'll pass you $12 in free credits. Best of luck otherwise!
Jane Huang
Jane Huang@jianhuang · Coder and digital nomad.
@anthony_dito1 Just curious, what's the difference between this and Beeminder?
Mallika Goel
Mallika Goel@mallika · Fitness + Tech Addict
Why are you making the conversation about negative stuff like punishments and shame? I feel like positive reinforcement would be a lot more inviting than guilt and shame!