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Lift is an app the helps users make and retain good habits and track their progress as they go.

What's New

In this release, we've added on feature and fixed five bugs.

The feature is pull to quote:
- From your dashboard, pull down for a daily quote.

The bug fixes are:
- Improved video playback on check-in screen.
- Fixed bug where micro celebrations didn’t appear on dashboard.
- Fixed bug where user could get a crash when viewing notifications.
- Fixed bug where user could get a crash when replying to an answer.
- Fixed bug where user couldn’t get out of invite flow when inviting people to goal.

Read on for more about this release.

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The Lift developers run a continuous deployment process which means that almost every change they make gets deployed to production as soon as possible.

On the web side, the delay between a change and you seeing that change is about three minutes. In the iPhone app, the delay is usually at least a week, since every change has to go through Apple's review process.

When we started this process, the idea of continuous deployment was an emerging software development best practice. In a lot of situations, it was more of a theory than a tested practice. For example, we were one of the first people to try this in iPhone development.

Being on the cutting edge here had one large, unexpected benefit. We gave the first talk about continuous deployment for iPhone apps to San Francisco's local continuous delivery meet-up. That's where we first met Herzog. He's now our iPhone developer and overall app designer.

The expected benefits were that we'd be able to make develop the app faster. That benefit also came with a fear that we'd also introduce more bugs.

This release notwithstanding, that fear has mostly turned out to be unfounded. Statistically, a small team like ours, which doesn't have any dedicated testers, releases fewer bugs when we work in smaller iterations. For example, we release the iPhone app in iterations of a few weeks, whereas many iPhone developers would release every few months.

All of this is just a long winded way of explaining why we didn't catch the bugs in the last release when we should probably just say that we're sorry. Sorry! We all hope this release solves most people's problems. If it doesn't, please email us at feedback@lift.do and we'll get you sorted out.

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Hopefully, our next release will include some exciting changes for our new coaching feature.

Until then,

Tony and Erin, Alicia, Herzog, Dan, Terrie, Jeremy, Esther

P.S. Please update your App Store reviews! Thank you!

App Description

Be your best with Lift, an app that helps you put your goals into action.

Choose what inspires you from our expert-led plans and community habits, or add a custom goal of your own.

Record and celebrate progress with our easy check-in system.

Stay on track with peer coaching, encouragement from friends, and optional reminders.

With Lift, you can...

* Learn yoga and meditation through step-by-step video coaching.

* Test your limits with expert-led fitness challenges and guided workouts.

* Improve your diet through one of ten community diet plans, including the Slow-Carb Diet.

* Build a habit around any goal.

For more visit http://blog.lift.do.

Questions or feedback? Email us at feedback@lift.do.

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

September 16, 2014 New version 1.9.17
July 19, 2014 New version 1.9.15
July 05, 2014 New version 1.9.14
March 04, 2014 New version 1.9.9
February 08, 2014 New version 1.9.8
January 29, 2014 New version 1.9.7
November 30, -0001 Initial Release