Happy Monday, friendly Health Monthers! Are you ready for September? To help, we’re launching a couple great new features today that I think you’ll like.
For a long time, the most requested feature on our UserVoice Forum has been the lack of more than one ‘custom’ rule.
Until now, we’ve allowed 1 custom DO rule and 1 custom DON’T rule. We’ve always kept an eye on what the most common custom rules have been, and incorporated the ones that seem popular enough to be turned into official rules. For many, however, that has not been enough.
A few examples of cool custom rules our players have created:
- Limit shots on school nights
- Limit plucking hairs from my beard to 5 days a week
- Work on BFF’s birthday present at least 2 days a week
- Limit devices in bed to 2 days a week
- Do some hula-hooping at least 1 day a week
A couple of those could turn into official rules. 🙂
You can now have 5 custom rules!
In any case, because there are thousands of variations of these and we’ll probably never be able to catalog every single behavior change in existence (though wouldn’t that be awesome if we could), we are upping the number of custom rules available from 2 to 5! Effective immediately. Not only that, but there are now some variations on the custom rules so you can also specify number of times per week (up to 70) and number of minutes per day instead of just number of days per week.
To create your own custom rules, just select the new “Custom” filter from the page where you choose your rules.
The other interesting thing we’ve noticed with these custom rules is that there are a lot of “You know what to do 4 days a week” and “Do that super secret thing (wink wink) every day”. It turns out that custom rules also take us into the wonderful world of behaviors that might be a little too private to share with everyone all the time.
You can now make your rules private!
There’s a new checkbox when you’re designing your rule to make it private. People will still be able to see that you HAVE a private rule, and whether or not you do it as often as you’d like to do it, but they won’t be able to see what that private rule actually is. Here’s what the box looks like:
When someone looks at your profile, they’ll see this:
But when you look at your own profile page, or at your own scorecard page, you’ll see the rule in its full glory.
Pretty simple, right? The stipulation is that private rules require that you pay the $5/month or have a membership. But, to celebrate the launch of this feature, we’ve gone ahead and given everyone who signed up before today a free game in September as well as 3 sponsorship chips to give away to friends.
What are you waiting for? Go kick the tires and let us know what you think.