Jaywalk

Walk, get money

4.7/5
About

Jaywalk is a new app that lets you earn discounts in your neighborhood just for walking or running. We built it because walking is the easiest way to stay healthy and walking for a coffee, sandwich, or even a drink is a great goal. This is the second version of the app and we're proud to share it with ProductHunt.

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21 Reviews4.7/5

You get rewarded throughout the day for your steps in Jaycoins, which can be redeemed for dollars in a local establishment that accepts them. The catch? They expire at midnight. So go for a long walk and then get some free drinks, coffee, or snacks! What's not to like?

Pros:

I love that it rewards me for the walking and fitness activities I already do, and it inspires me to do more! It is surprisingly motivating!

Cons:

Waiting for them to get into more places. Business owners! This app will make me come check out your establishment. Get on there!

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Love this idea. Now add making them redeemable in euros and get the Italian and Spanish coffee shops to join in 😉

I downloaded this to try with the idea it would be similar to Sweatcoin where I get sweatcoins for walking which can be redeemed on real-life rewards. In Jaywalk, you earn jaycoin but they expire in 24 hours (however after using it for a few days, my jaycoin still seem to be there so now I am wondering).

There are currently no offers to use in Australia, so everything I earn can’t be spent on anything and will disappear before any local merchants join. I have invited some friends and merchants I found emails for but so far but I haven't had many sign up yet. I got a notification a friend joined but I wasn't able to find a way to follow him. I It would be cool if you could connect your Twitter and see if any of your followers are already on there.

At the moment, everything on my feed is over 14,000 km away but I am trying to change that by posting some of my own material.

I think this app would be better if your jaycoins didn’t expire, there were a lot more places to get rewards, and it was easier to connect to friends on there.

Pros:

Beautiful user interface. Can invite friends and merchants.

Cons:

No offers in Australia. Jaycoins expire in 1 day. Can’t change miles to kilometres.

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Pros:

Good concept.

Cons:

Terrible name, it desensitizes & normalizes an illegal activity in many areas. Social ramifications of choices are important to consider.

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"normalizes an illegal activity in many areas" The app itself isn't about jaywalking, and to think this will increase jaywalking is so ridiculous.
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Nothing not-RAD!

Pros:

RAD!

Cons:

None

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The app is a great idea to make the lazy and sedentry people leave the room and instead of ordering food to their desk go out for a walk and make some bucks as an extra source of mini pocket money.

You can also partner with merchants to add extra points when a user buys food from counter instead of delivery.

All the very best.

Pros:

Concept, vision and the the motive

Cons:

Reach

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Health wise there doesn't seem to be limited benefit if you drink any coffee other than brewed straight coffee, any other types of coffee going by the freedieting website

Pros:

interesting concept to get people to think about exercise/ award goals. Marketing wise,clever concept to boost footfall into food services.

Cons:

limited health benefit if eat more than you walk calorie wise.

Didn't get a chance to really walk much during the week, but this past weekend I went to SF and walked a TON and took some pictures. Checked my coins today and saw that I only had 11¢ from the $5.16 that I had yesterday, so that's when I realized that it resets at the end of the day.

So ATM the app is kind of useless for me becuase there's no merchants near me to use the $$ on, so I'll just be sticking to Sweatcoin for now.

Pros:

gets you moving & taking pics | nice way to find places around you

Cons:

no merchants in bay area | coins disappear at the end of the day