Reporter is an application for tracking the things you care about. With a few randomly timed surveys each day, Reporter can illuminate aspects of your life that might be otherwise unmeasurable.
*Step counting is available with iPhone 5s and later models
**Stair counting is available with iPhone6 and later models
Ratings and Reviews
Neat app with potential
The app is great at showing and collecting info for long term analysis, wish it could do the same for short term.
I love that this app simplifies life tracking. It does a wonderful job of allowing you to feel like you have the power over what gets tracked and what you do with that data.
I feel like it’s potential still isn’t fully achieved though. Right now, it kind of feels like an app I’m going to have to just use for a year and only then see any interesting trends. That’s going to be super great, but could become so much more useful if I could separate visualizations weekly or even see succinct questions in a list daily. OR if it let me automate my data through the Shortcuts app.
Uninteresting - Needs work
The concept is great—to gather various data and look for trends—but most of the analysis part is basically meaningless.
First of all, I’d want to be able to set up groups of questions to be asked at specific times of day...not randomly and not just for wake/day/sleep. For instance, I would want:
9am: How did you sleep? What did you dream?
1:00pm: Did you have a healthy lunch? Whom did you have lunch with? (Using my contacts as possible names.) Where? (It would be nice if it suggested places I was over the last few hours.)
5:00pm: How was your work day?
9:00pm: Did you have a healthy dinner? Did you workout today? What friends did you see today?
These could also serve as a Reminder app as well.
THEN, once you have this data along with data collected by the phone (e.g. where I was, how many miles I traveled, any new contacts added, number of calendar entries, day of week, month, number of pictures taken, etc), I’d like to see insights like:
- You travel 30% more on Tuesdays than on other days.
- You took 80% of your pictures away from home last month.
- You travel 235 miles in an average week.
- You traveled 40% less this month than last month.
- You exercise more often on Saturday than any other day of the week.
- You eat out on 100% of Friday lunches.
- You see Bob Smith on 30% of weekdays.
I want to remember.
I find this app successful in capturing everything I tell it. I believe dedication to creating your own record is really a matter of your own motivation. I'm motivated.
I'm able to change and add questions. It has a sensor that knows more about my movement than I do. It reminds me of what I want to think about each day. It can be ignored if I'm busy.
I'm doing this thing. I like it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.