Update: Unfortunately, as I predicted, the DailyFeats didn’t last long. It has shut down.
Normally, people do good things out of the goodness of their heart.
We don’t expect a return when we do something good for somebody (at least that’s the way it should be.)
But what if you could do good and get something in return?
Well, that’s the premise behind a new money making app called the DailyFeats.
DailyFeats.com is an app, and a website by extension, that aims to reward people for doing good acts, no matter how small the act itself may be.
Basically, you earn points and redeem for prizes for doing good things within different categories.
There are also challenges that you can participate in order to earn even more points.
How it works
Every day, you can login to the site and record a “feat” (a good deed you’ve done in that day.)
For every “feat” you record, you earn a certain number of points. And usually, the bigger the “feat”, the more points you earn.
Once you have enough points, you can redeem your points for free gift cards.
I really really like the concept of this app and what it’s trying to accomplish. Although, I don’t believe in incentivizing kindness and helpfulness (it should be the norm,) I think an app like this can be helpful in at least reminding us all to not forget about people around us.
One small kind act can go a long way towards making someone’s day. Taking 2 minutes to talk to a homeless person and seeing if there is anything he needs, may not have much of an impact in my daily life, but for the homeless person, that simple act of kindness can go a long way in giving him hope, and perhaps little help he may desperately need.
So at the end of the day, I think this is a noble cause. But I think the creators of the app have a lot of issues to work out if they want this to last. There are so many variables that make it almost impossible to keep tabs on everything.
People could easily take advantage of the program and its lack of oversight and enter fake “feats” every day just so they can earn points.
We’ll see how long the app will last and how much of an impact it’ll have.