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Movement/Exercise Game ~ Power of Schmashmurney ~ MicroShred

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Eric Bear: @bear

It’s an app where you can send a challenge to someone to do some number of exercises that you’re also going to do and they have a time limit to do them themselves.

*ping me (@bear about it and I’ll do a jam session with you within a couple days on it)

Similar app or site: Similar to this stuff crossed with this thing https://habitica.com/static/home, but more snapchatty than either in how the communication go.

I am at the: Idea stage

Proof of concept: It’s such a simple idea, and I’ve floated it with enough people who’ve been excited about it that I’m confident some people would want to play with it. The big question for me is the architecture of it, and determining whether it needs to wait for Holochain’s mobile functionality, or if it would be servable to phones if Holo hosted?

Design and implementation: I am sure about my project

Fund rasing: It’s very simple and shouldn’t need too much funding, I may be able to fund it or do a little fundraising with a good architecture that I feel confident in.

Skills: rate yourself from 0 - 10

  • Holochain knowledge: I’ve got a strong conceptula grasp, and can’t code, but I am very well connected in the community and team.
  • Holochain knowledge: I’ve got a good conceptual grasp of Holochain and no coding ability.
  • Development: 0
  • Project Management: 5
  • Community Building: 8
  • Fundraising: 3
  • Jokemaking: 7
  • Pull-ups doing: 6


  • Just started talking about it with folks, with a couple meetings.
  • 2 hours a week for 3 weeks and the assessing

What do I need:

  • Understand basic concept of Holocahin
  • A team member with Developer skills
  • Initial diagraming
  • A more technical list of what I need, once the above is clear

@bear I love this idea since it was in my mind even in centralize architecture. In my opinion before starting the design or implementation phase you should think more about app use cases.
Something like use stories.
for example the content of challenge are going to be generated totally by user or you would like to have a company behind it to generate new challenge for users?
like designing game the company can design challenges!!!

can you make a list of feature that app supposed to have?

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Good point Hedayat, and I realize that I mispoke. When I said diagraming, i mean exploring the kinds of interactions, like user stories, that people are going to have on it, because I think best in mind-maps.

I hadn’t even considered whether there might be company making the challenges, assuming it would be the individuals sending things to each other. Curious what you think that might look like.

In my mind it’d be things like “do 15 pushups” or “do 15 squats”
By keeping it relatively open, it allows for people to use exercises that they and their friends are excited about.

One possibility for it would be for people to work towards a goal together. For example, my household is working towards 50 pullups, where we’re following a system that has us do a 5 sets of different numbers every 2/3 days, and I would love to be inviting other friends to join it. Just sending exercises here and there isn’t as exciting or motivating as working toward a goal together.

Another goal I have (among many) is pistol squats. I would love if I had a little clan working towards these, and bing able to help motivate and recieve motivation from others in pursuit of the goal, would be great. There’s an app called habitica that has some of this kind of functionality, but I’m imagining it to be more of a messaging/snapchatty experience, where it’s more about the interaction between the people.

It’s a neat because it’s designing around interaction and support around intrinsic motivation, and support for motivation, so, like a simplified example of @Qubeo, @buddy and my’s team project.


From time to time, we see that a new challenge has become fashionable on Instagram. They come out of spontaneous event or action.

I was wondering about friends challenge(social challenge) app or even a business for designing new challenges like game industry. Just imagine combination of physical movement + some math or physics or whatever can be a new challenge for a big community with some rewards or records.

You are some friends in a party looking forward for an entertainment? So what do you have around you! just search the app with the common things around you to find a viable nice challenge to do!

In summary the combination of Game + Challenge as an industry inside one application.

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Aha, that makes sense. It’s a smarter evolution of what I was thinking.

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How about like an Escape Room set up. Your phone knows you’re in say a supermarket, you’re set a challenge and once achieved you have to upload a photo/piece of video or documented content/story to prove you’ve done it… (related to the task you’re aiming to achieve of course).

Apply the same infrastructure to a business where managers can set various challenges for their staff to hit not just the companies targets but their personal ones too… thus increasing the moral of the office environment and increase in workflow.

@eduardo.moreira i believe already brings some excitement to his workforce.

And on a way more serious topic, how many overhand pull ups @bear @hedayat @Qubeo ?

Not something that I’d personally be stoked on, but imagine some folks would be.
I’m more interested in the connecting with people who I’m connected with and having something to help us support each other in getting fit as simply as possible.

I did a 7, 10, 6, 6, 14 the other day with about 2 minute breaks between sets.