Automatically keep track of the places you visit, how you got there, and what you did while you were there. With a learning engine that gets smarter and more accurate the more you use it.
- Moves app data importer!
- Automatic recording of places you visit, with a learning engine that improves accuracy as it learns your habits
- Automatic recording of walking, running, cycling, driving, trains, trams, buses, airplanes, motorcycles, and boats, with increasing accuracy over time
- Collates place statistics, average visit durations, average calories burned, heart rate, and more
- Compare individual visit statistics to your averages
- Collates workout sessions and sleep times for each visit
- Altitude graphs for visualising mountain hikes, airplane flights, etc
- Daily activity summaries, showing duration, distance, and calories burned per activity type
- Search by name for past places and activities
- Automated daily exports in standard GPX format
- Export walking, running, and cycling to Apple Health workouts
Collection of Health data such as calories burned and heart rate requires an Apple Watch or other Apple Health connected device.
Arc is only awake and using GPS when you are active and moving. For the rest of the day Arc stays in a low power sleep mode, with GPS turned off, to conserve battery.
On a typical day of two to three hours of travel a single full battery charge should last from morning to evening without requiring extra recharging during the day. However longer trips (for example a long hike or cross country drive) may consume more than expected battery, due to Arc needing to be awake and recording, with GPS activated, for the duration of the trip.
For longer trips, I recommend plugging your phone into a car charger or battery pack, to avoid unpleasant battery surprises.
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Hopefully fixed the crash during launch that is affecting a small number of people.
Arc now monitors the thermal state of your phone (ie how hot it is), and dynamically adjusts its processing and recording to suit the thermal conditions.
A note on data gaps and "Arc has been stopped" notifications:
If you are experiencing frequent notifications that Arc has been stopped by iOS, or frequent data gaps, and you own a newer model phone (iPhone 8, X, or newer), please contact Apple support, quoting bug number 45805073.
Apple have yet to acknowledge the iOS 12 bug that is causing increased instability and unreliability for background apps on newer model phones. Perhaps it's time they heard from more of us!
Ratings and Reviews
Couldn’t be built by Apple any better
Here’s a privacy-focused location diary tool.. and there’s nothing else like it. All built by a single developer, all on-phone data processing and storage, daily automatic exports, tie-ins to photos and workouts and health.. I wish Moves App died years ago for things like this to come to fruition sooner.
In the future I’d love to see (in order of my own desires): Stationary activities like moves offered, Apple Watch abilities (so you one could leave their phone at home for a run and still see the track), and data editing/importing (as a means to do the same with any device or to split tracks back into separate categories).
I’m proud to be a backer and can’t wait to see what the future looks like for Matt’s projects.
Developer Response ,
Hi! Thanks for your kind words 😄🙏
I will be adding the ability to import workout routes as Arc timeline items soon. So that will make it possible for Apple Watch recorded workouts to appear directly in the Arc timeline. That one's going to be fun!
There's also more data import features on the todo list, and hopefully coming soon. Import from GPX, and other formats.
Thanks again 😄
Very good, but still room for improvement
After Moves died, I tried every single iOS moves tracker I could find. This is the best one, but it's not quite perfect.
Battery: I ran 5 moves tracking apps at the same time on my phone, and this one was by far the best balance for battery versus accuracy.
Accuracy: It's good, but there are sometimes bugs. For example, it seems to lose time at a venue, showing me at a place for 3 minutes while in reality I was there for over an hour. The time in between is not accounted for anywhere in the app.
UI: Well designed, but sometimes slow to respond even on the latest iPhone
Export functionality: It has exports, but they're still clunky. There's no way to export all your data, but it seems like it'll get there soon. It doesn’t look like there will ever be a Moves-like web API.
Cost: I appreciate the ability to donate monthly to sustain development! I would happily pay $10/month for this app ($120 a year), but that’s not an option, so I’m paying $5. If you like it, consider paying as well.
Developer Response ,
Hi! Thanks for your review 😄
For the lost visit time, this is a rare/weird bug that I'm on hunt for the cause of. It doesn't happen often, so it's hard to catch. But hopefully I'll find it and get it fixed soon!
For the slow response on latest iPhone, that should be fixed in the next update. The new confirm view was being very lazy about its processing time.
For exporting all of your data, there is a web exporter on the website, but it's very raw (basically a raw dump of the iCloud backup). I'm always working on adding new export features, so there'll be more coming for this soon.
Thanks again 😄
I have used this app since moves app disappeared. I still miss moves. Sometimes Counting steps doesn’t work and it frequently died. Now I reached to the conclusion that I need to find other app that is more reliable.
Another thing that I like to talk about is a donation. I know that software development takes time and effort and I need to pay for it. It would be great if I can afford to paying monthly donation as you suggested. There may be people who want donation not monthly but once or occasionally. I couldn’t find that option. If you give us an option to choose the amount and frequency you may get more supporters like me. The option that you suggested is way over my budget.
Developer Response ,
For these kinds of things, it's best to contact me directly, from "Feedback & Support" in the app. App Store reviews aren't really the best place for discussion or explanation. But anyway, I'll give it a go.
For step counting, that isn't something that Arc does. iPhones do their own step counting these days, so any irregularities you see there will be in the Apple Health data, and will need to be taken up with Apple. Arc only shows you the step counts that your phone recorded.
For the app dying, that also is not in Arc's control. iOS does not promised to keep any app running, and reserves the right to kill Arc at any time, and then also to ignore Arc's requests to be restarted. If you send me an email from "Feedback & Support", it will include debug information that can help to determine any reasons why iOS might be deciding to kill the app on your phone.
As to "donation", there are no donation options for Arc. Arc is a product and a service, and it needs to be paid for. If you aren't paying for it, then I am paying for your use of it myself. The price that I have set is the lowest possible sustainable price, and unfortunately can't go any lower.
If you cannot afford the price, there is an option for "I can't afford that much", and that will allow you to continue to use the app for free, without nags. My philosophy is that people who can afford to pay should pay, as a matter of fairness, and those who can't afford to pay shouldn't be deprived of the same experiences and enjoyment.
If you have any further questions, please do contact me directly, from "Feedback & Support" inside the app! I read and reply to all emails!
- Matt Greenfield
- 42 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 11.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2018 Matt Greenfield
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