FAQ

Habinator is an App that helps you define and achieve goals by defining tasks, which brings you every time closer to your goal.

It's priority one use case is to function as a support tool for a lifestyle change. It can be used to establish behavioral change, reach short-term goals, quit negative habits or build new ones, or take part in a challenge with a group of people. 

No, but when you join any discussion groups, the others can conclude from which category have you chosen your goal or which topics you are interested in.

A Group is a closed chatroom for all people who have been invited. The idea for a group is to help each other to reach a shared goal.

You can create your own group by going to Discussion tab and click the + button. Then you can invite your friends by sharing the Subscription link.

A challenge can be created after creating a group. All participants try to reach a common goal while motivating each other.

Forums are the open groups that you will find from the conversations tab (first right to Home/Dashboard tab). You will be assigned to forums depending on your goal.

A forum is a chatroom where like-minded people can communicate with each other about the difficulties they've encountered while working towards their goals. It is a way to receive or offer help to other members of the community.

  • ​​​​​​Anyone who wants to make a lifestyle change or change something in their life.
  • Athletes and sport teams whos life is about optimizing the body 24h/7.
  • Companies, teams and other groups by creating a challenge.
  • People who want to quit a negative habit or establish a positive habit.
  • People who want to reach their goals in the short term.

Habit + Terminator = Habinator

We need it for technical reasons so that we can store your username, goals, progress, and other information (to the database server backend) you create while using the service (App) and retrieve the data when need it. Meaning, the information you provide (email and username) binds you to the data. Also if you can't login anymore (e.g you change your phone or lost your login credentials) you can ask us to send your account details to your email so you can restore your data.

We do not sell, rent, provide or share any personal information to third parties.

Please read more about what we collect, and how we protect and process your data from our Privacy policy and GDPR descriptions.

Shortly: YES!

Several professionals, experts, and academics, mostly from our core team have been involved in the process of creating Habinator. There are three bigger themes from the science is involved:

  1. Positive psychology
  2. Goal-setting and motivation research 
  3. General research articles (health, productivity etc.)

Positive psychology

The App is based on positive psychology which is getting popularity - because it works. As it's core it concentrates on human potential which Habinator is all about.

Goal-setting

There are best practices like what usually works and what does not. There is plenty of research about goal-setting and some articles are listed in the research page to get you started to learn more.

Research articles

This is best seen when creating a goal. When you define a goal, there is information listed with a reference to a research paper (study) which proves the information to be evidence-based. We do this mostly because there is a lot of false information available (especially on the Internet). We have gone through thousands of studies and chosen quality studies that give you the possibility to search further.

We have not listed every article as a reference in the App but tried to look where it might make sense to do that.

If there is a claim or phrase with a number [1] in the App, it means that the study can be found in the Research and books page. The number references a study or several studies. We don't usually list individual studies (if they are not reliable and found to be common knowledge) and we prefer to use meta-analysis.* If the science fact is from a book, the study is listed on the Research and books page. In general, books are used in a broader sense and inspiration, not as a single scientific fact.

Almost all books that are based on science (they include references to studies). Shortly: Researchers are not marketing professionals. Promoting is not their job. :) That is why other people write books and describe the research a way "normal people" can actually understand the results. It's also not exactly the researchers job to put the results into implementation which we are doing in Habinator. Some of the books were even written by people without any education and/or people who lived during time where no research knowledge was publicly available. Still they figured out how people succeed, make friends, motivate people, stay healthy, thrive, and quit addictions and it's no way less significant than scientific proof of it - on the contrary!

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* Every new, current, or old (scientific paradigms, facts and methods do change!) scientific method or fact may or may NOT work for your benefit! Studies reflect how most people behave.

Please contact us if you want to take part in our vulnerability or bug bounty research.

  • When your day starts you will get a "Day start" reminder for your habit(s) if it's a positive habit. E.g. "Today will be your 23rd day for your goal, Intermittent Fasting"
  • When your day ends you will get a "Day end" reminder which asks how you did with your new goal. E.g. "How did you do today with Ketogenic diet". 

If the goal is a "negative habit" you won't get a "Day start" because we don't want to remind user about the negative behavior.

This is because one should not concentrate on to the negative behaviour but to replace it or do something else which supports one's goals. 

You can swipe left which gives a possibility to

  • Reply: Write privately to the person. You can also reply by clicking on the message (standard behavior). 
  • Report: Report or "flag" the message to us. We will take actions to deal with this message and the user who wrote it.
  • Block user: If you block a user you will no longer get messages from this individual.
  • Remove: Removes an individual message.

 

In any case of abuse or objectionable content please notify us immediately!

1-to-1 messages, which means replying to a message is private.

  1. Go to your Profile tab (upper right corner).
  2. Switch off "Help others".
  1. Click on the goal.
  2. Scroll down (on the General tab).
  3. Choose "Set goal image".

Yes.

  1. Go to achievements (Profile tab) and click the goal.
  2. Choose: "Start again".
  3. Go to Dashboard and find the goal.
  4. Choose "Delete Goal" (General tab, last option on the bottom).

Bad habits are usually rephrased as "Replace X" or there is a positive form of that habit or a goal.

E.g. "Quit Sugar" => "Replace Sugar" => "Eat more Vegetables" => "Lose Weight" => "Body Fat to < 12%"

Why? Because bad habits are hard to get rid of. One also needs to find something else to do (=replace) the negative habit. Therefore instead of reminding yourself about the bad habit one should try to define a positively formed goal. Or add another goal to support the new behavior.

Usually, it is very difficult to quit something "cold turkey" or at once. Many times quitting is not even the goal, but moderation. This way you will learn about the addiction/habit more, and quitting is safe for the body (and sometimes also the mind).

If you set an end date to quit completely there is no hurry or pressure on quitting - and you are ready to say "bye-bye" to the negative behavior when the date comes. Before quitting one should try to break the routine as much as possible.

If you want - and can - quit something all at once, go for it! Just modify (edit) the goal title. Just remember to find something positive to do to replace your old behavior. Also, try to formulate your goal in a positive manner.