Arc App - Location & activity

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Jan 04, 2020

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Sep 23, 2018

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.

Sep 30, 2019

The app touts “Control your data.” Except that’s a lie—the developer changed the app to lock any data older than 30 days behind a paywall, so really they’re the one that controls your data, not you. If you want the data back, you’ll have to pay. Not only that, but there’s no option to export all of your data out of the app, so you’re held hostage to a subscription just to be sold the lie your in “control of your data.” Edit: The restriction hasn’t “existed for the past year” as the developer claims, I was able to view data more than a month old as recently as a few months ago. The restriction was added recently. The developer also says there are “multiple export options” but they clearly indicate they are only for data moving forward, not your past data held hostage (on your own device) by the developer. Any past data you’ve accumulated is held hostage on your own device. The SQLite databases stored on your phone are inaccessible to the user. The “web exporter” mentioned by the developer is no where in the app. Edit2: I used the app as recently as August 1st and was able to view data more than a month old. I visited the Arc app website, there is zero mention of a web exporter. I am not happy to have to repeatedly reply to antagonistic developer replies attempting to frame me as the liar in the conversation. Editing my review doesn't "antagonise and create animosity", it *warns* other potential users.

Feb 11, 2019

I like maps and like knowing what I did with my day. Beyond liking, it’s useful for time and mileage tracking. The route recorded is very precise. I can see my path carrying in groceries, parking the car and unparking. The moves interface was much prettier, softer, but there is so much information here that I can get used to the crisper feel. To Mr. Digital Nomad, a question as I can’t find another way to reach you. Did I actually see the map animate itself in reviewing it later? It unfolded like a video. I could see the paths I took unloading the car. Is that normally possible? I know I saw it but don’t know how to make it repeat. And, hey, thanks for this app. I’ve tried all of them I can find and you are the winner, standing tall.

May 07, 2019

While I definitely appreciate the privacy centered approach of Arc compared to Moves, I miss Moves. I WANT to love Arc. A great deal of effort and love has gone into the app, and it shows. And I have donated around $50 to the developer in the last two years to support their efforts. That said, its tracking for most of the activities I do is far worse than Moves. It consistently does things like think that I biked 35 miles at 43 mph, or that I walked 8 miles at 17 mph. It consistently mistakes my location for another that I marked once, months or years ago. At my old apartment it consistently thought I was at a bar 3 blocks away. Almost every day at my work it thinks I'm at a food truck 1/4 mile away. It doesn't seem to learn but just keeps making the same mistakes over and over. That said, it is very good for cycling in the city. That is the one thing it seems to be better at than Moves. But for busing, taking the train, car share, and even walking, it's pretty bad. Other reviews here say something similar to "not as good as Moves" and the developer seems to respond defensively. I suggest they take such criticism seriously, and with grace, rather than getting defensive. I'm giving them until version 3.0 to get this app right, and then I'm moving on.

Sep 01, 2018

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.

About Arc App - Location & activity

Developed by the Digital Nomad,

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Arc App - Location & activity has 283 user reviews.

Arc App - Location & activity has an average rating of 4.5.

The latest version of Arc App - Location & activity (3.2.0) ​was ​released on Jan 04, 2020.

You can download Arc App - Location & activity ​here: 1063151918 .

Arc App - Location & activity Description
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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.


- The highest accuracy cycling detection available!
- Automatic running and cycling recording - no start button required!
- Automatic recording of places you visit, with analytics and statistics that evolve over time
- Automatic

detection and recording of walking, running, cycling, driving, train, tram, bus, airplane, motorcycle, boat, skiing, snowboarding, wheelchair, and many more
- A learning engine that makes it possible to achieve increasingly accurate and detailed recordings of visits and trips, personalised specifically for you
- A searchable memory of your life's travels, searchable by places names, locations, activities, and more
- Export individual trips, or entire days, weeks, months, or years to standard GPX format files, for analysis and visualisation in hundreds of third party services and apps


- 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, weekly, monthly, and yearly activity summaries, showing duration, distance, calories burned, and much more, for every activity type
- Automated daily and monthly exports in GPX format or full detail JSON files
- Save walking, running, and cycling workouts to Apple Health
- Moves app data importer


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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Arc App - Location & activity was released in the App Store. It is developed by Digital Nomad, who have also released the following apps - {page_data.app_titles| join(", ")}}.

Arc App - Location & activity has 283 user reviews.​

Arc App - Location & activity has an average rating of 4.5. ​The latest version of Arc App - Location & activity 3.2.0​ ​​was ​released on Jan 04, 2020​.

You can download Arc App - Location & activity ​here

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