Archive for 2017

Beeminder: Like Pact Except All We Do Is Take Your Money

Friday, July 21st, 2017
Beeminder: Like Pact Except All We Do Is Take Your Money

As of last week, our esteemed competitor, Pact, is officially shut down. We’re genuinely sad about that but were very touched that they endorsed us in their announcement to their users. Which is why many of... »

Announcement: Beeminder Adds PayPal as a Payment Option

Thursday, July 6th, 2017
Announcement: Beeminder Adds PayPal as a Payment Option

Guess what? This is not actually the most buzzworthy Beeminder-related news right now. There’s some even bigger (and entirely unrelated) news that we can’t share yet. How’s that for an infuriatingly vague teaser? But to hold you over, we thought we’d let everyone know that as of this week we finally officially support PayPal. As in, you can now authorize... »

The Bee Team Goes To Amsterdam

Friday, June 9th, 2017
The Bee Team Goes To Amsterdam

Hallo onze vrienden! The Beeminder founders and Lillian and the founders’ kids, and other Beeminder friends from Portland will all be converging on Amsterdam next week, from June 15 through June 21st, for... »

iOS Updates: Apple Health, Today Widget, and GTBee

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
iOS Updates: Apple Health, Today Widget, and GTBee

If you have a minute to add a rating or review for the new versions we’d be really grateful! Releasing a new version wipes out the previous ratings, so we’re starting from scratch. The Beeminder iOS app just got a long-overdue update, and it includes two sorta-huge new features! Apple Health integration The first... »

Maniac Mayhem: Commit To a Month of Making Things Every Morning

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
Maniac Mayhem: Commit To a Month of Making Things Every Morning

You may have heard the term “Maniac Weekend” around these parts before. It refers to a focused, concentrated 2.5-day period where one tries to cram in as much focused work time as possible. Sometimes these weekends have actually been Maniac Weeks, requiring as much focus as possible over the course of a week (requiring locking oneself in... »

Third-Party App Developers Rejoice: No More Polling For Autodata

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Third-Party App Developers Rejoice: No More Polling For Autodata

In case you’re not a programmer and the title didn’t already scare you off, we’ll start by explaining why this matters for end users. Until now, anyone who wrote a 3rd-party autodata integration — automatically sending data to Beeminder — had to implement their own strategy for how often to check for new data. Typically this would... »

Newbee Corner: Beemind Your Writing (By Word Count, Automatically)

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
Newbee Corner: Beemind Your Writing (By Word Count, Automatically)

For the last National Novel Writing Month we announced our new official URLminder integration. Well it’s been several months now and that integration has come a long way. So we wanted to both tell you about how... »

Learning a Language with Beeminder

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Learning a Language with Beeminder

This is a guest post by Alex Strick van Linschoten, an ultra hardcore Beeminder fan since 2012. Alex has said he that almost couldn’t have gotten his PhD without Beeminder (which we’re delighted to say isn’t the only time we’ve heard that)... »

Our Label Ontology For Issue Tracking

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Our Label Ontology For Issue Tracking

We’re pretty transparent about how we do things here in the beehive. We share revenue graphs and anything else you’d care to know. But I know the big question on everyone’s mind has been “what labels do they use for bugs in their issue tracker?” Well here I am... »

Newbee Corner: What Happens When I Email Support?

Friday, February 10th, 2017
Newbee Corner: What Happens When I Email Support?

At some point in your Beeminder experience, you may find yourself needing to contact support. Usually this is because your goal has derailed — but you actually did your goal and just forgot to tell Beeminder about it! A fair amount of people apologize for this and ask if... »