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Asana for families, with Google Now intelligence

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John Exley
John ExleyHunter@johnexley · Sales, Yieldmo
The concept here is that a gentle form of gamification can motivate kids to do chores and take responsibility. Here, parents can remember to reward their kids for working hard. The founders also built in a smart shopping list that remembers what your family needs and, over time, learns what items you may have forgotten. So far, the team has had some nice traction and great press in Australia. They recently moved to San Francisco to focus on building the company. I haven’t seen a lot of apps like this on PH (maybe because I'm not a parent, admittedly), and think it’s pretty cool.
Jules Malseed-Harris
Jules Malseed-HarrisMaker@jmalseedharris · Co-founder, OurHome
@johnexley thanks for hunt, if you ever have kids maybe you can use the app then ;)
John Exley
John ExleyHunter@johnexley · Sales, Yieldmo
@jmalseedharris 100%. It is my dream! One day....
Kristofer™
Kristofer™@kristofertm · #7 Product Hunter. E-Skateboard fanatic
This feels like the future of how families will stay organized and in the loop of each others lives. I can't see the new generations growing up and having the same giant calendar on the wall of the kitchen anymore.
Jules Malseed-Harris
Jules Malseed-HarrisMaker@jmalseedharris · Co-founder, OurHome
@kristofertm you're spot on, that's exactly what we're hoping to replace.
Ben Halpern
Ben Halpern@bendhalpern · Founder of dev.to
@kristofertm @jmalseedharris I think the future may still have that wall calendar, but it's digital and synced up with the rest of the family devices.
Jules Malseed-Harris
Jules Malseed-HarrisMaker@jmalseedharris · Co-founder, OurHome
@bhalp1 quite possibly, but I think the smartphone and tablets are going to be the main devices that kids and parents interact through for some time to come.
Kristofer™
Kristofer™@kristofertm · #7 Product Hunter. E-Skateboard fanatic
@jmalseedharris @bhalp1 I kind of agree with you. Kind of like how I still write my to-dos with a paper and pencil. But like @jmalseedharris points out, smart phones are becoming the default device/behavior so I think the digital wall calendar will maybe become a nice 2nd device to have vs the must have
Ben Halpern
Ben Halpern@bendhalpern · Founder of dev.to
@jmalseedharris @kristofertm I'm of the belief that it's much more about the software than the hardware and the future will be about the same data being available wherever and however you need it. Sometimes it will be individuals accessing the data on their own devices and sometimes it will be groups all looking at the data together on shared devices. At work, our whiteboard, which will one day be replaced by a touchscreen interface I'm sure, serves a valuable purpose even though we can all access and manipulate our Trello boards. Shared interfaces are a valuable tool in collaboration.
Kevin Espiritu
Kevin Espiritu@kevinespiritu · Marketing, Book in a Box
I love this idea. Gone are the days of gold stars on the calendar if something like this takes off :)
Jules Malseed-Harris
Jules Malseed-HarrisMaker@jmalseedharris · Co-founder, OurHome
@kevinespiritu yep, everything is going digital.
marie ng
marie ng@ngthatsme1 · Founder, Sloth
cool. Love the idea here and I imagine it would be really useful for busy families. I can see the Asana side of things, but where's the Google Now intelligence?
Jules Malseed-Harris
Jules Malseed-HarrisMaker@jmalseedharris · Co-founder, OurHome
@ngthatsme1 yeah that's a good question. The app has a personalization algorithm underlying it (machine learning), which learns how often tasks are done and how frequently grocery items are purchased. With this knowledge it intelligently ranks any suggested tasks and grocery items based on what it believes you're likely to do or buy next. So like with Nest, the more you use it the better it becomes.
marie ng
marie ng@ngthatsme1 · Founder, Sloth
@jmalseedharris that's awesome. Can't wait to see where this goes. I think what I like about it most though is the motivational piece... that it teaches kids early on to be active contributors to the family unit and to have goals to work toward, whether that be earning a family holiday or a new toy.
Jules Malseed-Harris
Jules Malseed-HarrisMaker@jmalseedharris · Co-founder, OurHome
@ngthatsme1 yeah the motivational aspect is definitely the primary benefit that most families gain from using the app. A secondary benefit, and perhaps of greater longer-term importance, is that if good habits are established at a young age that lays a strong foundation for children to be successful in their later life.
Jules Malseed-Harris
Jules Malseed-HarrisMaker@jmalseedharris · Co-founder, OurHome
Thanks for all the votes guys. I'm one of the co-founders of OurHome and I'm happy to answer any questions you have.