Storica - Experience your life
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If so, Storica is your ultimate documenting and recollecting tool for lifelogging purposes!
You can find scenarios for lifelogging on our website at http://www.tecvis.co.uk, e.g., Storica as a travel diary, for quantified self purposes or better understanding your work routine. Storica supports dedicated diaries that emphasise specific information. For this, Storica processes and augments information recorded through the AIRS platform (Storica will ask for installing AIRS at the first run!), humanising the lifelogging measurements through multimedia stories of your life.
You can examine, annotate and recall your experiences through a simple calendar-based user interface from which you can choose various visualisations:
1. Digital stories: Storica assembles meaningful events, defined through activities such as calls made/received, SMS messaging, IMs, or annotations made through AIRS widgets, and creates a digital story in icon and textual form with configurable backgrounds. You can define your own locations, based on geo-information, WiFi or BT data.
2. Maps: Storica provides tracks of your recordings with flyover maps. You can see what happened at each recording location, either in abstracted icon/text form or through detailed timelines, tag clouds etc.
3. Gallery: Storica shows the pictures you took during recording in a context-enriched gallery.
4. Graphs: If curious about the information recorded, you can view it through detailed visualisations, e.g., timelines and word clouds.
The first three visualisations support StreetView for further exploring the surroundings of your recordings. To each day, you can add text or audio annotations, useful for recollection. You can also share your experiences with friends and family via your favourite social media. The visualisations are tailored to specific purposes through selecting a particular diary mode in the main application drawer.
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Privacy and data security
We care about your privacy so none of the data that is being recorded and visualised is transferred off your device and we do not use an ad-based support for Storica. All data is stored in an internal phone database and cannot be accessed by anybody else but AIRS and Storica. You are under full control of your data!
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You can view any memories within the last 7 days for free - FOREVER!
If you are interested in viewing your memories beyond the last 7 days as well as supporting our work, you can purchase a license key to unlock all features through our license key (available in the PlayStore) via our Info menu. Purchases on one device will enable Storica on all your devices by install the license key on each of your devices. If you have successfully used in-app billing in the past and want to use the license key, please drop us an email!
Why does Storica need so many permissions?
In order for Storica to visualise AIRS data, we use a so-called shared user ID (http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/manifest/manifest-element.htm). This allows Storica to access the AIRS database, processing the recorded data and assembling all the visualisations you see. Android, however, treats all applications that share the same user ID as if they were the same application!
Hence, while Storica itself only uses few permissions (Internet access for the maps, storage access for temporary files), it automatically inherits all permissions from AIRS and given that AIRS records a vast amount of information, these permissions are quite extensive.
Storica, however, does not utilise any code of AIRS and therefore no APIs that use any of these permissions.
We corrected the MIME type for importing recordings to work properly with Android 4.4 and its file chooser.
We also fixed a bug that crashed Storica when switching on your own location in the mapview with GPS switched off.
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