Moves is shutting down. Here are alternatives
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?
Gyroscope · The new OS for the human body
The Gyroscope app syncs with your iPhone, apps, wearables and other devices to show all your data in one beautiful…
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 App - Location & activity on the App Store
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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
Fabric | Your personal location-based journal
Fabric is a personal location-based journal that catalogs your experiences and interactions.
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.
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Email that alerted me to the shutdown: