Making a change is tricky. It’s easier just to keep on doing the same thing, even though it may not be the best thing to do for yourself or for your community.
We believe in becoming Better. BetterPoints are given out under programmes sponsored by partners such as councils and public health bodies who want to see people change for their own benefit as well as others.
To help motivate you to start doing something new, such as beginning to cycling to work, we reward you with BetterPoints or BetterTickets. We believe it’ll help you realise the extra perks of that change, be it in your health, sense of wellbeing, wallet or impact on the environment.
BetterPoints aren’t like gold coins you win in a game app, they are literally better points, which actually relate to real things. Redeem them at your favourite high street shop, or give them to a charity or organisation that can do even more good with your donation.
All the time you’re telling us what you’re doing, you’re helping councils and public health bodies gather evidence that can help them do even more good, such as showing which is the most visited local park, where people like to cycle through a city, or how many people attended a Fun Day.
To get going, download the app, register and join a programme to get BetterPoints or BetterTickets for a prize draw.
The BetterPoints app uses the GPS to record the length of your journeys to allow us to award BetterPoints and BetterTickets.
We do our best to minimise battery use while tracking activities, but note that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. We recommend a full charge overnight.
If you have any problems using the app, please email firstname.lastname@example.org - we’ll try our best to help you!
- New live map
- Show open/close/draw dates and times on Prize Draws
- Activity tracking improvements
- Update to donation page
- Make 'back' buttons work more sensibly
- Fix to activity sharing to Facebook
Ratings and Reviews
Great for encouragement and doing my bit
I enjoy using the app to track and monitor my walking and running each week. I’m quite competitive with myself so trying to beat my own times and distances encourages me even more.
New features are being added all the time and having automatic tracking means I don’t have to remember to track it manually each time.
I like the fact I can donate to my favourite local charities and knowing I am doing my bit to help.
It sounds very good, you are active and rewarded with points and vouchers. However not every time, it seems to cap your points after a couple of activities per week and doesn’t give you any points at all, no matter how long the activity. Kind of demotivating to use it every time. Also the estimation of miles done is completely inaccurate lately, not sure why. But occasionally you may get a small voucher. Oh and there is a catch there too - you cannot use it unless you register, so the retailer has your details! And that’s really not ok.
Great incentive, dodgy tracking
Great idea where you get rewarded for physical activity. It's certainly got me off the sofa! Only gripe is the background activity tracking, it's really unreliable so you have to remember to set the tracking running each time you use it. Syncing activity from the Apple Health app would be more reliable (although probably open to abuse).
- BetterPoints Limited
- 85.8 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
- Gambling and Contests
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.