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About Mind Settlers

We’ve written a good summary here for you about our platform and why you’d choose to use it for yourself, a team, or many teams.

If you’re interested in sharing your actionable ideas or ‘recipes’ on our platform, so you can reach new people and get insights into how your ideas are used, you may want to click here.

Content is generally owned by its originators (authors, producers). Mind Settlers provides a platform that makes the content easy to find and access and allows for the productive use of the content using the functionality provided by the Mind Settlers app.

The content in Mind Settlers comes from many different authors and media producers. Mind Settlers is an open platform and not specific or exclusive to any methodology, framework, school of thought or approach. We generally invite all interested parties to contribute content in Mind Settlers, provided that the content is of a high quality, relates to relevant subject areas, and meets certain technical and ethical standards. You can find out more about becoming a content partner here

As of writing, we don’t know – it all depends on what happens over the next few months. Right now we are making so many updates/additions/changes to the app, that it would be wasteful for us to support two operating systems. Once we have substantial user feedback that the app is amazing, and can see increasing usage patterns, we’ll know that we have reached a level of product-market fit where it makes sense to create the iOS version.  We’re sorry to disappoint many of our community members – thank you for being so patient and participating in other ways.

Note: if you’re interested in becoming an author and sharing your ideas – you don’t need the app. Please have a look at here for more info on becoming a partner.

The full Mind Settlers experience is only available through Android at this time.  But all content on our platform is freely available to everyone  – please head over to www.mindsettlers.com and explore!

Note: there are Android emulators available that can render the app through your PC or Mac. It takes a considerable amount of time and energy to set them up, and we know the user experience is not as great as it is on a touchscreen mobile or tablet. But if you’re keen, you could try it!

You are also very welcome to join our Slack Community – we’ve got a great group of 2500+ members, all interested in agile/lean/innovation. And if you’re on iOS and not yet on our early access list, you’ll find it here.

Currently, you can freely explore the actionable ideas, activity, authors and camps on the Mind Settlers platform through www.mindsettlers.com.

For access to all functionality – including the ability to track progress, earn rewards, collect content and interact with players and camps – you need the Mind Settlers app.

You can use the Mind Settlers website www.mindsettlers.com with any modern web browser.

For the Mind Settlers app, you need a device that runs Android 5 or higher.

Yes, the Mind Settlers app works on both Smartphones and Tablets which run the Android operating system version 5 or higher.

We have created Mind Settlers for all people who want to improve their own and their team’s business agility and generally create a better workplace.

Due to the fact that we are a startup and have to initially focus on particular functionality, we think that those who are in roles that drive change or the adoption of new work practices towards business agility are likely to currently benefit the most (e.g. agile coaches, scrum masters, Kanban professionals, transformation managers, change agents, etc.).

We have not yet created a freemium version. You can test the Mind Settlers app free of charge for 30 days.

After 30 days, the trial will turn into a paid subscription, which you can cancel any time.  We believe that we are providing value through our service which deserves payment. In addition as a startup, measuring how many adventurers are willing to pay is the best way for us to determine if we’re delivering significant value. We also find paid users to be more demanding and critical, which gives us better feedback and helps us iterate faster.

Getting help

Please send your question via email to foundersclub@www.agilityscales.com.

If you have joined the private Founders Club channels in our Slack Community, please post to the FC Feedback channel.

Please send your question via email to foundersclub@www.agilityscales.com.

If you have joined the private Founders Club channels in our Slack Community, please post to the FC Feedback channel.

Getting started with the app

You can freely explore actionable ideas, camps and authors on www.mindsettlers.com and use them as you wish.

If you want to join the adventure community and start using actionable ideas, tracking your progress and collecting rewards, you need to get the Mind Settlers app.

Go to this page to get the available Android app (Android 5 and above), or to sign up for iOS early access (you’ll be first on the list to get it when available).

Here is what others can see.

Website: mark milestones, named top adventurers.

The website lets our wider community insights into the platform we’re building. The website shows anonymized app player activity, with a few exceptions.

ACTIVITY STREAM: you’ll see a mostly anonymous Last Week’s activity stream on mindsettlers.com. Players that reach mark milestones (1st mark, 100 marks, etc.) are mentioned by name right now.

We plan to add anonymous activity to other pages such as tracks, camps, practices, so it’s clear that we’re not just a content curator – we empower people to record their agile adventures and capture progress made towards organizational agility.

TOP PLAYERS: if you scroll down on the home page, you’ll find a section that names the 12 players who’ve made the most cumulative marks.

AUTHORS: if you have authored publicly available content or tracks, your profile will be discoverable on our website through your content. Click here or here to see examples.

App: player joins, player’s first mark.
App player names will show for events listed on the app home screen activity stream, under the yellow people icon. Players can see these basic actions by everyone using the app.

App: journeys started, milestones, completed.
These events currently show in the home screen activity stream under the red journey icon. Other players can see journeys others start or complete. They also can see if a milestone was reached (25%, 50%, 75%). These also can be reached through tracks as well using the In Progress or Completed details.

App: marks can be public or private.
The last section shows public marks by players. You can change ‘public’ to private this is a setting you can control when you mark your activity – change the last option on the second screen from ‘public’ to ‘myself.’

Note: by default, this is always set to public! We want to encourage community interaction – sharing your work is a great way to connect with others, inspire others, help others.

Questions, suggestions, feedback?
Please let us know your thoughts on public vs. private. Are you happy with our approach? Would you tweak it? You can submit through the app (Profile>Settings) or email us any time at foundersclub@www.agilityscales.com.

A track in Mind Settlers is a list of actionable ideas, combined to help solve a problem or improve something. It includes mark targets – if you start it it becomes one of your personal ‘journeys.’ You can then mark your progress, share with others and earn badges and recognition. Find all tracks on the Explore screen. You’ll find your journeys easily accessible through the Progress screen.

Mark is the word we use for an entry that player make to capture their activity, including the value it delivered. You can make a ‘mark on your agile journey’ about anything you wish. You will find the mark icon in different forms throughout the Mind Settlers adventure app. Find out more here.

 

 

Please click on the magnifying glass symbol in the top row of any main screen (Home, Progress, Explore) to start a search.

Subscriptions and payments

Yes through the Google payments service. See here: https://support.google.com/store/answer/6160235?hl=en. If you are an early app user (processed outside of Google Play), please email us at foundersclub@www.agilityscales.com.

We are currently offering monthly subscriptions to the general public. Please write to us (email: foundersclub@www.agilityscales.com), if you represent a company or institution and require a larger number of subscriptions and/or a yearly subscription plan.

Yes, we can preauthorize you for the Google Play store, so you do not have to use your Google Play account for payment.  And the best way to contact us about this change is by email: foundersclub@www.agilityscales.com.

Yes we do. Please contact foundersclub@www.agilityscales.com.

Yes, we do. Please contact foundersclub@www.agilityscales.com if you are interested in using Mind Settlers as a company.

If you are paying through Google Play: https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/4646404

If you are not using Google Play but fees are charged through Stripe (early users), please contact us by email at: foundersclub@www.agilityscales.com and we will assist you (or we can migrate you to Google Play if you prefer).

The subscription fee is charged at the beginning of a subscription period (usually a month). When you subscribe to Mind Settlers for the first time, you receive the app free for 30 days. Therefore, the subscription fee is charged for the first time 30 days after you have subscribed and covers the next 30 days of use.

No functionality is restricted during the trial period.

We currently offer a monthly subscription through the Google Play store.

If you require a large number of subscriptions, please write to us (email: foundersclub@www.agilityscales.com) to find out about volume discounts.

Your subscription will automatically renew every month from the date of purchase. You can cancel at any time. 

Subscribers that authorized payment through the Google Play store (mostly after July 28, 2018), can manage subscription details through Google Play. If anything is unclear or needs attention, please email us at foundersclub@www.agilityscales.com.

Subscribers that authorized payment during the private beta (mostly before July 28, 2018), receive email confirmation via Stripe for their subscription and any payments. If you are in this group and have questions or need more info, please email us at foundersclub@www.agilityscales.com.

Yes, your monthly subscription automatically renews.

We have not yet created a freemium version. You can test the Mind Settlers app free of charge for 30 days.

After 30 days, the trial will turn into a paid subscription, which you can cancel any time.  We believe that we are providing value through our service which deserves payment. In addition as a startup, measuring how many adventurers are willing to pay is the best way for us to determine if we’re delivering significant value. We also find paid users to be more demanding and critical, which gives us better feedback and helps us iterate faster.

The free trial period at the beginning of a subscription through Google Play lasts 30 days.

At the end of the 30 days, the free trial automatically turns into a paid subscription.

We believe that we are providing value through our service, which deserves payment. In addition, as a startup measuring how many adventurers are willing to pay is the best way for us to determine if we’re delivering significant value. We also find paid users to be more demanding and critical, which gives us better feedback and helps us iterate faster.

As a subscriber of Mind Settlers, you are entitled to use everything in the Mind Settlers app and all content on the platform.  See here for more information on the kinds of actions, agile adventures and community connections that exist in the app. 

Writing content

Content is generally owned by its originators (authors, producers). Mind Settlers provides a platform that makes the content easy to find and access and allows for the productive use of the content using the functionality provided by the Mind Settlers app.

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