Making a promise is easy to do, but following through poses more of a challenge for some people. Thankfully there is an app that can help chronic promise breakers kick the habit by turning it into a game of sorts.
Dubbed PromiseUp, the app urges users to keep promises in a competitive way and compels people to be more reliable in the pledges they make. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?
The app has a unique way of holding people accountable for their promises. For example, when your partner promises to call you three times a day but then fails to do so, he or she is entitled to pay you back with UP dollars, the app’s virtual currency. Very clever!
Every new gamer will be rewarded 1,000 UP dollars that can be used as a bet against the promises they make. In making a promise to a friend or to themselves, users will state what they intend to do, set a deadline for when they wish to complete it, and attach an amount they’re willing to bet. If the user follows through, he or she will win the amount and it will be added to that person’s score. On the other hand, breaking a promise and losing the game leads to a deduction in the virtual currency. Promises can also be monitored but only the promise’s maker can tell if he or she fulfilled it.
Furthermore, UP dollars can be traded for actual prizes. When users run out of the currency, they also have the option of buying more with real money.