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Streaking Across the International Date Line

Flying west across the international date line always screws with my “streaks.” Games, fitness—anything that automatically tracks daily continuity breaks.

All of these apps need to build in grace days. Either occasional true penalty-free skip days or, like Knotwords, ways to rebuild the streak.

I’m reminded of a conversation in the Apple sphere a few years ago about preserving fitness streaks on rest days or across the Sabbath for observant Jews. Did that ever get addressed?

Shawn Blanc offered a solution, and here’s a fitness app with a graceful (they call it “self-compassionate”) third-party approach, but first-party apps should really support this kind of thing too.

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