Moves is shutting down. Here are alternatives

Gyroscope Places. Or Arc

I use Moves each week to look back on my week and figure out where I went and what I did. Facebook bought Moves a few years ago, and just announced that they are shutting it down due to low usage.

The app had 13 million installs but that is a tiny speck on Facebooks windshield.

So what am I going to use to auto track my location and make maps of my days?

Moves Alternatives


Cost — $10 for Pro.

Free version tracks location.

My #1 recommendation to replace Moves is Gyroscope. I have been using the app for about 2 years, and enjoy it.

They import Moves data, but recently launched a Places beta test. I have been using that for a month or two and it is more accurate than Moves I find.

They are officially launching Places soon (probably the timeline was accelerated by the Moves annoucement) and it will be free in the Gyroscope app.


Cost — free

Arc is my runner up recommendation. It uses the map as the foundation of the tracking and seems to do a good job. I just started using it during my research for this article, but seems to do well.

Arc doesn’t import Moves data currently, but here on the Arc ProductHunt page where there is some discussion about importing Moves info.


Cost — free

New one I hadn’t seen until this tweet. Looks great. Has a journal spin not just location tracking so can put your photos on your location as well.


Here is the official FB announcement. Not a lot of detail.

TechCrunch article:

Email that alerted me to the shutdown:

Code, design, cook. Make stuff. Cookies. @BYU grad.

Code, design, cook. Make stuff. Cookies. @BYU grad.