As much as I love new mobile apps (and the story behind them) when I started this blog I made a vow that I won’t post about apps. However, the other day I met a friend who heard about a bucket list app and was eagerly waiting for the email to land in his account notifying him about the launch. So I googled the app (Yolify) and checked their website.
The more I read the more I liked the idea. So I decided to write about the app even if it’s not yet out. The features are cool, the design is sleek and they already have hundreds of signups according to the website.
If you are still reading this you are probably familiar with the idea of a bucket list. A bucket list is a list of things you want to do before you die. According to them: A bucket list is a great way to capture and document the adventures and experiences you want to have in life. It supports you in going through the beautiful moments of life that you will always remember. And this is exactly what you can do with Yolify. Or better phrased, what Yolify makes you do. You can add goals created by others to your bucket list or create new ones, customizing them by uploading an image, setting a date, a location and adding your experiences. Yolify goes one step further than just creating a bucket list, as each goal you create is publicly shared in the app so everyone can see all others’ bucket list. You can share the goals you achieved on Facebook and Twitter and you can also collect badges for doing things. The badges you gathered are displayed on your profile which I think is a great way of making things interesting.
The founders are building upon the idea that every day is the same monotonous group of activities. We get up, eat breakfast, go to work, go home, spend time with our families then go to bed. E-V-E-R-Y D-A-Y is the same. But every day we also think about things we want to do in our lives. They can be small things like eating an octopus in a Japanese restaurant in the weekend, baking Christmas cookies, stay up for 24 hours or big things like experiencing the Northern Lights, visiting Australia and running a marathon. We have goals to live for but the problem is that we forget about these goals. We’re bounded by the daily activities and we tend to forget that we work to live and we don’t live to work.
The team wants you to step out of your comfort zone and start making a change. The question is: Will you really be able to live a better life if you have a bucket list?
Check out the website and sign up. I did and I am curious what will happen on March, 25. Will they really launch on the promised day? Will the app become a hit or will it vanish among the hundreds of thousands of app in Google Play? I will cover that in April.