Something New

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In the past year of working on Lightdogs, we’ve learned a ton. The most important things we learned were about how to use virtual things to motivate good activities in the real world. It’s a powerful opportunity that didn’t exist to this degree until recently. As we’ve thought more and more about that opportunity, we realized that we can take it much further than we have with Lightdogs. So, as of this week, we’ve stopped working on Lightdogs and started working on something new called “Sapien”.

While it’s too early to talk about what Sapien is, we think our Lightdogs users will find it really useful, and we’re excited to share it with you soon! In the meantime, you can continue to use Lightdogs as usual to fuel your productivity. This just means that we’ll no longer be actively developing it.

Since Lightdogs launched, people have used it to do over 6 years of total focused time! That’s our proudest accomplishment, and we thank you all very much for being a part of it.

Stay focused,
Team Lightdogs

Lightdogs is now available in Chinese 🇨🇳

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We’re very happy to announce that Lightdogs is now available in Simplified Chinese! We’ve loved seeing the app gain popularity in China, and we’re excited to make it more accessible there.

If your iPhone’s language is set to Simplified Chinese, Lightdogs will automatically translate. If you don’t have automatic updates turned on, you may need to update to the latest version of Lightdogs.

Stay focused,
Team Lightdogs

Introducing: Streaks 🔥

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Today we’re excited to roll out Streaks, the newest feature in Lightdogs. Streaks is a simple but powerful way to motivate yourself to make a habit of unplugging. You may recognize the term from apps like Snapchat and Duolingo, and our Streaks work much the same. To grow your streak in Lightdogs, simply do at least one gen session each day. If you miss a day, your streak ends and you’ll have to start over. Here is a quick breakdown of the process:

1. No Streak

When you don’t have an active streak, your gen-timer looks like this.

2. Streak Fulfilled

When you do your first session of the day, you Streak flame will light up and the count will increment by one.

3. Streak Unfulfilled

If you have an active streak but haven’t done a gen session yet today, your Streak flame will be faded until you do. If you don’t do a session before the end of the day, your streak will end and your Streak flame will disappear.

That’s all there is to it! We hope you find Streaks useful.

Stay focused,
Team Lightdogs