This app came mainly from when we were students (now we are self-employed so it's a similar scenario) and had a similar set up where had to go to our basement (where our computers were) and turn off a similar app there.
However, we soon just learnt to turn it off and go back to bed as there was no penalty for doing so.
So by making it be at a place of work/study/exercise that isn't your home, it means you have to really out get of bed to defeat it.
It's all about finding something that works for you.
Seriously, all those todo/productivity/alarm apps that try control you are just bullshit. At least as a techie you could circumvent them all. In the end, it's all about your habit and your will and going to bed earlier etc. and the use of that app is, if any, only some creative reminder. It's important to get that the app itself doesn't solve anything for you.
Also note that if there is any unjustified punishment (in this case e.g. a huge traffic jam, canceled trains, ...) or just misbehavior of the app or the hardware itself (e.g. no location data) the effect might be rather counter-productive.
Why would you do that if you have specifically downloaded the app to use that feature? If you were going to remove it from Twitter you would just uninstall the app...
Sorry for your wife, but I think building this feature would be a mistake.
(For the record - apologies to people with no willpower - you could presumably cancel it by revoking the app's Twitter access)
But you can't be given too many options as morning-brain will do anything to stay in bed.
Tweeting a photo may be a bigger motivator than just text (guessing this is not a current feature based on the screenshot provided in app store.)
Would have to be careful about becoming the "Naked photo tweeter app" though.
At the moment, a viable cheat is faking location on your mobile device.
What we thought of doing was your submit someone you wouldn't want to tweet and then have an account (the punisher account) tweet them the message saying it was written by you.
When we were at university we had it running on the machines there and it would just wipe your home directory or email your professor - harsh times but good times.
There wasn't too much information on it, but does it require activation every night? And is there anything for the users to recover from in case of an emergency of something like that? Or perhaps warning notifications as it gets closer to the time limit.
At the moment you need to activate it every night.
We are thinking of adding a "lives" system which say gives you one free cancel, then perhaps the life regenerates every week.
We're work for ourselves so this app is mainly used to motivate us to get up in the morning, it is difficult to fight the lethargy of morning-brain when you are your own boss.
(and then I went to your website and noticed it was built with Meteor too)
Made it a lot lot lot lot easier to make (and hopefully we'll be able to get an iOS version out of it too).
It's a cordova application running a meteor app, so the .apk was generated from a config. We're pretty new to cordova apps so there may be some problems that we're unaware of.