Hello to all,
Thanks a lot!
You could always gather timestamps from a button going into and out of a screen. A workaround
Or within a screen as you use visibility conditions to guide the user through the process.
I do that already, but sometimes, people start the meditation without completing it with a press on the “end” button…
if you know how long the audio lasts…
math column as a timer - set column to get the time the user enters the screen, and do math from now to work out how many mins it is from now for the user (e.g. enters 09:00, now is 09:05, so column result = 5)
give them a button to ‘escape’ the page before the end…
set column in the action to a usc- temporary value (I would name this like toggle/ usc-quit early?)
this button is visible if usc-quit early is NOT true… AND the time counter is less than the total time for the audio (can be entered in manually to your visibility condition, but you could also make this more generic if you have lots of audio files of varying durations)
the user can then click early to get out… but they are given a ‘show notification’ to ask if they are sure, then a second button to quit
and you can set columns and record timestamps to get into this screen, in this screen, and to leave the screen
If you want to be fancy, you could even have a rich text component with CSS as a modal popup - to draw the attention and have more control of the experience.
You could then keep track of people who cut their sessions short… and maybe use behavioral nudges in the UX to persuade them to spend more time (to be in the moment, otherwise the whole process might not work out so well).
Those are all great ideas, but if Android users use their native back button then you have no way to prevent that, I think.
yeah, that’s a bit of a trap.
I used to think that hiding the back button was a clever trick, but it only ends up getting you into trouble.
So these days I try to avoid it.
Thanks a lot for all your ideas, many of them helped me. I just set a few more timestamps : ) At the same time, it still happens that users don’t turn on their phone again after the meditation is finished and therefore don’t mark it as completed.
Another idea could be:
Do you think this approach is promising?