By AMP Lab
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** PLEASE READ BEFORE INSTALLING **
Carat is the first app to generate personalized recommendations for improving your battery life. After observing your use of the device for *a week or more*, it will start to generate reports just for you. You should open the app once every day or so until you start seeing results.
Although Carat uses Location Services (thus displaying the little icon), it is NOT using your GPS and is NOT running in the background. The app uses almost no power.
** Thank you! **
Ever wondered why your battery is draining so quickly? Just install Carat, open it every few days so it can send data to our servers, and within a week Carat will start recommending Actions (just for you!) and even predicting the improvements you will see. Although Carat cannot measure energy use directly, it infers what apps are responsible using advanced machine learning methods.
And it's free!
As you use your device, Carat occasionally takes measurements and sends them to our backend servers in the cloud, where we apply cutting-edge algorithms to determine what steps you can take to use less energy. By collecting snippets of non-personal data from a large number of devices, Carat does not need to run continuously in the background. Nothing we collect identifies you, personally.
Carat will tell you which apps it thinks are hogs (they use a lot of battery) and which are bugs (they use a lot of battery on your device but not most others). Being a hog or a bug does not make an app 'bad', but a user trying to improve their battery life can use these designations to adjust their behavior.
== Carat Features ==
- Action List telling you how to improve your battery life and by how much
- Device information detailing exactly what data we are recording
- Reports apps that are using lots of energy and whether that is happening on other devices, too
- Detail views let you dive down into the data
- Low-overhead sampling requires almost no energy or CPU
- J-Score tells you how your battery efficiency compares to other users
- Sharing features let you post/tweet/blog about your experience; more users means more data which means better recommendations for you
Carat is under active development by a team of researchers in the AMP Lab at UC Berkeley. We are constantly making improvements, adding features, and giving you more knowledge about how your device is using energy. Remember, knowledge is power!
What's New in Version 1.1
- iOS 7 compatibility
- bug fixes
When I first downloaded this app, it did work well to identify issues with my phone for both the battery and memory. However, the app doesn't seem to like the past iOS updates. I haven't seen any recommendations or suggestions for how to improve my phone lately. It keeps saying to open it frequently, which I tried but nothing changed.
This was a 5 star review for the app prior to the late iOS 6 & 7 updates. Currently, it a 1 star. The rating is an average for past and current performance.
Does what it says
Lots of fandom reviews on here. As far as I can tell, most of the people writing them more not running apps that caused much of a battery problem. I was though. And so were many other people that have written positive reviews. If you are having fast battery draining issues, download this app and you will probably find out what is causing it. I did not realize that one of my worst energy hogs was Skype
This apps did nothing! I followed the directions and opened the app often for data collection in order to support the analysis and resulting recommendations .... however I was the only one doing anything. Either I mis-understood the app's purpose ... or something wasn't working correctly. I found this app to be a total waste of my time.
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- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Sep 18, 2013
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 3.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Adam Oliner
- © 2012 AMP Lab
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.