Jawbone released a standalone app recently for the caffeine addicted or should i say, caffeine enlightened. I don’t count myself a heavy drinker of coffee but i do need my daily cuppa in the morning, afternoon and later afternoon. Black, with 2 cubes of brown sugar for connoisseur wannabe in me. So i was pretty thrilled to hear about this standalone app (or companion app if you currently use the UP app) from Jawbone. The interface is beautiful, just like the Jawbone UP app for the company’s line of activity trackers.
Contrary to the name, the app tracks your daily intake of caffeinated beverages ranging from coffee, tea to sodas and energy drinks, not just coffee. Interface is simple to understand. A round flask holds a mixture of globules that signify the caffeinated beverages for the day. The more you drink, the more it fills up. The app is slightly playful as well with the globules in the flask “swirling” around as you tilt your phone.
Your time to hit the sack is set by you and the app will do its work. Drink too much or too close to your bed time and you’ll see the “Ready to Sleep” circle postpone the time from that which you set.
The time which the app determines you’re sleep ready is also dependent on your height, weight and caffeine sensitivity which you determine under the “settings” screen. Point to note I have a colleague who’s pretty much immune to effects of caffeine; the guy drinks a cup at 10pm and goes straight to bed, and another who feels her heart racing even with a single cup.
What i particularly like about the app is the bite sized bits of wisdom on a daily basis. Sharing is easy and simple. This is also the most important factor why i personally find the Jawbone UP Coffee app and the Jawbone UP app very informative.
I’ve been on the app for less than 24 hours but i’m curious where this would lead to. In my case, I’ve linked the UP coffee app to my Jawbone UP app.
Hopefully the two apps can make sense of my tracked stats and better my sleep. I’ll post an update once UP Coffee surfaces more information. Presently the app is only available on the iOS platform.
Meanwhile, it’s time for my daily dose of enlightenment.