A motivational app for the personal sector helps users change their behavior and improve themselves. A motivational app may provide daily reminders to complete tasks, such as exercising or journaling, and it may set goals and track progress toward those goals. Some apps in this category also include a social component so users can connect with each other and discuss how they are working toward their goals together.
Motivational apps are similar to other productivity apps like to-do list apps, productivity apps, and mind mapping apps. Examples of popular motivational apps include Coach.me, Habitica, Beeminder, and Lift.
A simple app that can inspire/motivate your day by a simple message appearing on your screen.
A motivational app can grow rapidly by showing users that they are socially connected to others who share their goals. A motivational app offers its users the ability to take action by sharing their progress with other users in order to build a sense of community among members. An effective motivational app should be able to show users that other people in the community have achieved their goals, and an actively engaged user base within a social network can help motivate new users to accomplish their own goals.
A motivational app faces legal risks associated with the failure to comply with local labor laws, failure to adhere to state or federal tax laws, and incorrect or incomplete registration of the app as a public offering. Before creating a motivational app, you should consult with your attorney to determine whether your application is subject to standard labor regulations for workplaces with employees. You should also determine whether you have the right exemptions for this type of app if it does not have employees, or if it uses independent contractors. With respect to taxation, you must ensure that you are reporting all revenue on your income tax filings, including revenue from apps that do not collect any money directly from users. Finally, if you are publishing an app that allows users to communicate their own thoughts on the platform (e.g., via social media), then it is recommended that you consult legal counsel regarding applicable securities law requirements for registering the offering with the SEC.