Grow – Automatic Habit Tracker - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?


What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

From idea to a well polished product, the most challenging is that you need to care in every detail.

CEO of Floating Island Co. Now building Grow app. Previously at $BABA and Run The World.

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

Things, Headspace, Anydistance, Bear, Twitter.

How long have you been working on this app?

Almost 6 months.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

Build long-lasting habits with less painful. Keep track of daily health more accountable.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

I have been struggling to record my workout manually for a long time, so that’s why I thought about how to make habit tracking automatically possible. Thanks to the Apple Health and Apple Watch, they've made things easier than I think. Grow not only can help you track habits automatically, but it also connects your habits by Perfect Day challenge, supercharges your motivation each day to achieve all your goals, and win a medal!

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

1. Social challenge with friends and all the people.
2. Conclusions and changes in your body.
3. Add more habits and customize habits.
4. Personal health point, earn point by achieving you daily heath goals.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

Share the app!

Grow – Automatic Habit Tracker

About App:

Grow is a goal-driven automatic habit tracker that helps you build long-lasting habits with Apple Health and Apple Watch, so you can finally say goodbye to manual recording. It also connects your healthy habits by the Perfect Day challenge, supercharges your motivation each day to achieve all your goals and win a medal! Unlike other apps where you can just tap and finish, there’s no cheating in Grow, your burn is real.

► Automation Habit
• Track your progress and measure your personal growth by Apple Health automatically.
• Habits from Apple Health: Walk, sleep, run, be mindful, burn calories, and more.
• Apple Watch-Only habits: Close your ring, wash your hands.
• More automatic habit types will continue to be added, so stay tuned, and of course, customizable habits will be included as well.

► Perfect Day Challenge
• You need to add at least 2 habits to enable the perfect day challenge.
• Achieve all your goals to win a perfect day medal, 80% to earn a good day medal.
• Share your extraordinary record when you hit the goal.
• Writing something down to record your day, your mood, your body status…etc.

► Statistics & Insights
• Focus on a week, not a day, keep longer of your current streaks.
• Detailed calendar view and 4 insights: Finished days this month, completion rate, specific total data, and daily average.
• The longer current streaks you achieved, the more funny emoji will be revealed. Believe it or not, don’t break your streaks.

► Skip today to take a break
• It won’t break your current streaks, and meanwhile, the perfect day challenge won’t include it as well.
• Customize skip tags to match your routine: Rainy day | Sickness | Overwork | Vacation | Reset day | Period | Too tired.

► Healthy Widgets
• Each habit has small and medium-size widgets: It supports sync calendar, skip tabs, and more specifics, showing the green dot in the activity that when you closed the rings and reaching the little star with a full score of 600 points.
• In addition to the basic light model appearance, we also designed a different dark color for each widget. Just long-press on the Grow widgets and tap "Edit widget" to enable the colorful dark mode.
• Refresh very often, definitely match your expectations.

► Privacy by Design
• We know your personal health data is extremely sensitive. Grow uses Apple’s HealthKit API which reads and writes data directly on your device only, and all of your data is stored locally, or on other devices which you enabled iCloud syncing.
• Grow is powered by a privacy-forward business model. At any point, you can choose to purchase a membership to unlock premium features within the app.
• If you still don't trust us, you can even run Grow without network, we’re truly offline friendly app.

Categories: Health & Fitness

Date: August 17, 2021

Developer: Allen Wang

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