Zapier is a way to get disparate apps to talk to each other. Define an event in one app as a trigger and define a corresponding action in another app. We've used Zapier, for example, to cause tweets mentioning Beeminder to show up in our Hipchat. Other popular autodata sources include , , and .
Beeminder is a Quantified Self tool for tracking your progress toward goals. Well, that's half of it. The other half is that we let you hard-commit to staying on track toward those goals, by pledging actual money. We make pretty (nerdy) graphs, plotting your progress along a Yellow Brick Road, which you can customize, even as you go. But if you ever fall behind your graph then you pay us the money you pledged.