November 23, 2022

Out now: Stoins

Stoins, a new kind of step counter app, is out now. It’s free to download but requires you to go outside sometimes. That’s obviously an inherent flaw in it’s design, I’m sorry.

Visit for more information or just go ahead and download the app from the App Store.

Have you ever tried to keep a streak alive and lost all motivation when it eventually broke? I sure did. Stoins lets you keep your motivation alive by giving you means to repair your streak.

Stoins tracks the steps you walked each day. Every day you hit your step goal is another day added to your streak.

When you keep walking after you hit your daily step goal, you’ll receive one Stoin per step. If your goal is to walk 10.000 steps today but you actually walked 12.000, you’ll receive 2000 Stoins tomorrow. (Up to a maximum of half of your daily goal)

Your Stoins are collected in your wallet. Add them to the current day if you already know that you won’t be able to hit your goal today. Repair your broken streak by adding Stoins to a day in the past.

That’s it. That’s Stoins. It’s free to download and try with an in-app purchase to unlock the ability to fix your streak.

Stoins isn’t a huge and complicated app. But it’s my second app ever and my very first time using any kind of API to receive data and do something with it. It’s not perfect but I’m very proud of it. It certainly fixed a problem in my own life. My 250+ days streak of walking more than 10.000 steps a day won’t break as easily anymore.

Known issues

  • There’s a situation where the app might take a long while to show the list of past days after a cold start. I don’t know why and I don’t understand how to solve it. I tried for weeks and nothing worked. Sorry about that. However switching to another app and then back to Stoins solves it magically.
  • Widgets don’t update as often as you’d want them to. Fortunately that’s not on me but Tim Apple’s fault.
  • When you scroll a long list of content there’s a small lag every couple of seconds. I do know why, but I don’t know how to fix it yet.
  • A few unimportant things aren’t properly translated into German.

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