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| October 9, 2013
Automatically Log Where You Are And What You're Doing With Rove For iOS
The automatic life-logging app Rove has just been updated with a revamped interface and a couple of enhancements. Released four months ago, Rove is a relatively new location-based app. And you might be wondering what exactly makes it "automatic." Well, Rove just requires that you carry your iDevice with you wherever you go and it'll take care of the rest. It will automatically log (privately, mind) where you are and what you're doing. That's it. Here's Rove developer ZeTrip on the underlying "how" of the app:
We use sensors like the GPS or the accelerometer to detect where you are and what you are doing. For example whether you are walking, driving or simply sitting in a restaurant. Overtime we developed algorithms that can guess with a high level of confidence your activities and whereabouts. Sometimes we get it wrong so we made it super easy for users to edit and modify details of their rove. We optimized our algorithm so that rove can keep running in the background during a trip as long as you charge your phone once a day with a standard use of your phone. For example, if your phone is not moving we reduce the number of measurements we take and adapt the precision accordingly. We are working on improving this even more and will soon double the efficiency of Rove.Sounds like a job for Apple's new M7 motion coprocessor, which is built into the iPhone 5s. Unfortunately, Rove is yet to add support for M7. For now, Rove has been updated with a new interface inspired, of course, by iOS 7. It has also been enhanced with a new motorcycle transport option and a new heat map calendar, which indicates the eventfulness of a day depending on the size of its accompanying circle. Also including some bug fixes, the new version of Rove is available now in the App Store for free. The app is optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 6.0 or later. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]