Why we’re removing higi Shots from our iPhone app
Here at higi we have been quite busy behind the scenes the last few months. Most notably, we are prepping for our deployment of higi Stations to all Rite Aid locations across the country which begins this month in California. In addition, we recently announced our acquisition of Earndit and are in the process of integrating their core features of fitness tracking, rewards and challenges into our product offering. As a result of these announcements, we’ve had to reevaluate where our time and resources are best spent. Internally we have committed to an increased focus on our core products. This focus will allow us to devote more resources to fewer products and deliver a better overall experience for our users.
As of April 25, 2014 we have decided to shut down higi Shots. Shots, launched about a year ago, was our take on lifestyle tracking. We wanted to provide you, our users, with a quick and easy way to get basic calorie information about the food you were eating and the activities you were doing. For example, taking a picture of the turkey sandwich you are eating for lunch would return basic nutrition facts about an average turkey sandwich. While the feature has a small contingent of loyal users, we’ve decided that our resources are better spent on improving products that are more central to the higi experience and pull the feature from our iPhone app. Your previous higi Shots will remain in your activity feed for the time being and any higi Shot achievements you have earned will remain in your profile. We recognize the importance of nutrition in living a better, healthier life and will continue to explore incorporating nutrition tracking into higi.
Over the next few months we will be launching a revamped version of our iPhone app along with our first Android app (sooner rather than later). Both experiences will be laser focused on supplementing the higi Station experience with a more detailed analysis and history of your health vitals. We welcome any and all feedback on features you’d like to see in our mobile apps as we work on these new versions.