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Happy Fourth of July!

An update today is fitting for several reasons 1) it’s long overdue, 2) it was on this day exactly one year ago that The Habit Factor® reached its highest iTunes (US) ranking, #10* and, of course, it’s a day to celebrate our country’s independence and honor the great men, founding fathers who had the vision and foresight to craft a living document that is still, to this day, a model of freedom for governments throughout the world. See BEN FRANKLIN (Virtues app).

Speaking of Ben Franklin and the VIRTUES app, a Blog named The Art of Manliness just featured the app here. (Click Image to link).

“How was June?”, you ask.
June was incredible! It marked the 1yr anniversary of The Habit Factor’s launch (June 20). And, fittingly, much like it’s initial debut which skyrocketed the app to the Top 20 (US), June 2010 proved to have one fantastic surprise after the next helping us achieve all sorts of new sales milestones!

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First, UK iTunes store featured the app in the “Staff Favourite” section. Then, a couple weeks later, we were alerted to iTunes Australia featuring The Habit Factor® in it’s “New and Noteworthy” section. Turns out this feature wasn’t just in the “Productivity” section which would have been tremendous— no, turns out it was featured FRONT page of the iTunes store!

Then we were surprised to find out that The Habit Factor® received a notable mention by one of the Internet’s most popular blogs, Mashable.com which featured The Habit Factor® as one of the “Top 8 iPhone apps for Self Help”. (click image to link to review).

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Our Facebook fan page clocked its 1000th fan (THANK YOU!) and we received a fantastic testimonial from a man who knows more about achievement and productivity than 99% of the world’s population, Mr. Brian Tracy. (I didn’t even know this, the man has written 55 books translated in 36 languages!). Brian Tracy is a productivity machine and a personal development legend. His endorsement of the app and now the book is incredible! Yes, the book. The book, The Habit Factor® is coming out soon!

And, btw: we’re loving the twitter love

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ANDROID app on the way…
Since we’re talking about things coming out soon (yes, the book really is coming out soon!) — let it be known, THF Android flavor is on the way. So, while we greatly appreciate the inquiries about Android, you can save your email! It is too soon to give any realistic delivery dates though. However, we’re very pleased to share that bit of news and equally pleased to see the number of requests interested in seeing THF in the Android space!

Back to FREEDOM
The fourth of July is about freedom. I think we’ve all found that freedom has many faces. The most significant form of freedom I believe is choice — the ability to choose what you want (even your own thoughts!). The ability to create your ideal future.

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The Habit Factor® was invented to help people create their ideal future and achieve big goals via diligent tracking of their habits. Doing so would not only help them achieve goals but help them forge a new, improved CHARACTER. However, I wanted to ensure that this process, knowledge, awareness and technique would be provided FREE.

Now, with the recently released 1.7 version of THF LITE, ANYONE ANYWHERE in the world can use the app, apply this technique and transform their life – FREE! (Yes, assuming they have an ipod touch, iphone) However that will change with the book and android release too! : ). More on that later.

All the best, enjoy a happy and safe 4th of July!

~Martin

*US ranking (may have been higher. App price I believe was .99¢ during a promotion. UK and Australia rankings have been higher. THF reached #2 productivity in Australia. (for the record).

Bucket List PRO – She’s ALIVE!

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Born to be wild. Live to outgrow it.

~Lao Tzu

Bucket List PRO   Ver. 1.0 (Born for adventure on 8.3.09)

Well, from inception to iTunes, Bucket List PRO has been it’s own great life experience. A real adventure.

After upload to Apple for approval, we waited a few weeks then received a “rejected” status due to a strange API issue that even confused our developers. Once that was sorted, we waited another few weeks. Then, finally, the app went “LIVE” but, wait… that’d be too easy. It didn’t actually go live-live!? Yes, as luck would have it, iTunes was having issues and what typically takes 4 hrs once you get the “Live” status turned into 30 hrs plus before our bouncing baby, B.List PRO showed her face in iTunes.

Ben (see Virtues app) would be proud. How patient we have been.

So there you have it folks, Bucket List PRO. While all of our Apps have been very fun to conceive, design, build, use and test. The real joy comes from user feedback. Yes! After all this time  – we’re eagerly anticipating your feedback.

NOTE:
There is an immediate issue out of the gate with the twitter link which is designed to update/share your progress with your B.List item. At the same time the update shares a hyperlink meant to direct readers back to the app to check it out. The link currently does not work. This affects us not really the user. The user updates work to Twitter nicely.

Stay tuned for more Equilibrium fun!

-mg