AIRS - Record your life

AIRS - Record your life


AIRS is the most comprehensive lifelogging platform for Android, recording a large variety of phone-internal and attached physiological sensors, such as the Zephyr HxM pulse monitor. Recording such data can serve many purposes, e.g. monitoring your physical activity or memorising your latest holiday (check out http://www.tecvis.co.uk for examples).

You can enjoy your local recordings directly on your mobile with our Storica application (http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.storica), processing and visualising the information as engaging digital stories, maps with flyover effects and a context-enriched media gallery.

THIS SOFTWARE IS NO SPYWARE!! You ARE under full control over any data that is gathered!

In local mode, data is stored in a secure SQlite database, while the remote mode connects to your own Windows-based application server. You can download the server from http://sourceforge/projects/nors.

To simplify configuration, AIRS supports templates. You only need to configure once, save the settings as a template and start it from a launcher screen shortcut. You can have different shortcuts for different settings, easily switching recording scenarios! AIRS is battery-optimised, allowing for recording all day, and you can optimise battery consumption through the configuration!

You can find an online manual at http://tecvis.co.uk/software-2/airs/, providing a list of sensors, making permissions more obvious. If you have doubts about any permission, please send us an email instead of rating down or commenting badly - AIRS is NOT a spy-tool!!

The AIRS source code is available at https://github.com/dirktrossen/AIRS where you can inspect how we obtain the data. We also provide developer information at http://tecvis.co.uk/software/airs/developer-information.

A special thanks goes to Dana Pavel (http://dalore.me.uk/Dana/research-areas). She provided invaluable input into major design decisions and included her Java-based desktop software into the AIRS Github distribution. This software parses AIRS text files and inserts the values into a MySQL database on your desktop. With this, you can implement own visualizations!

Please provide feedback by sending us an email! Or follow us on Twitter at @tecvis

Please rate our app on the market to spread the word!

Permissions:
All permissions are required due to the monitoring nature of the programme. No ads or other connected services, apart from the optional application server, are utilized. No data leaves the mobile without you explicitly uploading locally recorded values or explicitly connecting to the application server (which you need to install separately).

The permissions as included in the manifest file:

READ_CALENDAR: for CA sensor

READ_CONTACTS: show contact names in IC, OC, SR sensors

READ_PHONE_STATE: read IMEI for remote sensing authorization

PROCESS_OUTGOING_CALLS: capture outgoing phone numbers

WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: write sensor values to database

ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: for cell identifier information

VIBRATE: use vibrator service for button widgets and watchdog function

WAKE_LOCK: optional wake-lock for wifi scanning or permanent sensing

ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: obtain information about connected to wifi or cellular

READ/RECEIVE_SMS: obtain received & sent SMS info

BLUETOOTH: perform BT discovery

BLUETOOTH_ADMIN: enable BT programmatically, if wanted by user

BATTERY_STATS: read battery stats

ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: obtain various GPS information

RECORD_AUDIO: record environmental noise level

ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: allow for scanning wifi

CHANGE_WIFI_STATE: change wifi to on, if wanted by user

INTERNET: enable connectivity for remote sensing mode

GET_TASKS: get list of running tasks (sensor 'TR')

ACCESS_LOCATION_EXTRA_COMMANDS: control A-GPS reloading option

GET_ACCOUNTS: set Google Drive account

RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: set timer for uploads after boot

Recent changes:
We have removed a timezone bug, which we discovered when switching back to winter time! We also introduced a 2x1 combined event and mood widget as well as adjusted the layout of the widgets.

For a detailed change log, see http://tecvis.co.uk/software-2/airs/airs-change-log

Want to support our work? Donate via PayPal on our website at http://www.tecvis.co.uk
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About AIRS - Record your life
AIRS is the most comprehensive lifelogging platform for Android, recording a large variety of phone-internal and attached physiological sensors, such as the Zephyr HxM pulse monitor. Recording such data can serve many purposes, e.g. monitoring your physical activity or memorising your latest holiday (check out http://www.tecvis.co.uk for examples).

You can enjoy your local recordings directly on your mobile with our Storica application (http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.storica), processing and visualising the information as engaging digital stories, maps with flyover effects and a context-enriched media gallery.

THIS SOFTWARE IS NO SPYWARE!! You ARE under full control over any data that is gathered!

In local mode, data is stored in a secure SQlite database, while the remote mode connects to your own Windows-based application server. You can download the server from http://sourceforge/projects/nors.

To simplify configuration, AIRS supports templates. You only need to configure once, save the settings as a template and start it from a launcher screen shortcut. You can have different shortcuts for different settings, easily switching recording scenarios! AIRS is battery-optimised, allowing for recording all day, and you can optimise battery consumption through the configuration!

You can find an online manual at http://tecvis.co.uk/software-2/airs/, providing a list of sensors, making permissions more obvious. If you have doubts about any permission, please send us an email instead of rating down or commenting badly - AIRS is NOT a spy-tool!!

The AIRS source code is available at https://github.com/dirktrossen/AIRS where you can inspect how we obtain the data. We also provide developer information at http://tecvis.co.uk/software/airs/developer-information.

A special thanks goes to Dana Pavel (http://dalore.me.uk/Dana/research-areas). She provided invaluable input into major design decisions and included her Java-based desktop software into the AIRS Github distribution. This software parses AIRS text files and inserts the values into a MySQL database on your desktop. With this, you can implement own visualizations!

Please provide feedback by sending us an email! Or follow us on Twitter at @tecvis

Please rate our app on the market to spread the word!

Permissions:
All permissions are required due to the monitoring nature of the programme. No ads or other connected services, apart from the optional application server, are utilized. No data leaves the mobile without you explicitly uploading locally recorded values or explicitly connecting to the application server (which you need to install separately).

The permissions as included in the manifest file:

READ_CALENDAR: for CA sensor

READ_CONTACTS: show contact names in IC, OC, SR sensors

READ_PHONE_STATE: read IMEI for remote sensing authorization

PROCESS_OUTGOING_CALLS: capture outgoing phone numbers

WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: write sensor values to database

ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: for cell identifier information

VIBRATE: use vibrator service for button widgets and watchdog function

WAKE_LOCK: optional wake-lock for wifi scanning or permanent sensing

ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: obtain information about connected to wifi or cellular

READ/RECEIVE_SMS: obtain received & sent SMS info

BLUETOOTH: perform BT discovery

BLUETOOTH_ADMIN: enable BT programmatically, if wanted by user

BATTERY_STATS: read battery stats

ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: obtain various GPS information

RECORD_AUDIO: record environmental noise level

ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: allow for scanning wifi

CHANGE_WIFI_STATE: change wifi to on, if wanted by user

INTERNET: enable connectivity for remote sensing mode

GET_TASKS: get list of running tasks (sensor 'TR')

ACCESS_LOCATION_EXTRA_COMMANDS: control A-GPS reloading option

GET_ACCOUNTS: set Google Drive account

RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: set timer for uploads after boot

Recent changes:
We have removed a timezone bug, which we discovered when switching back to winter time! We also introduced a 2x1 combined event and mood widget as well as adjusted the layout of the widgets.

For a detailed change log, see http://tecvis.co.uk/software-2/airs/airs-change-log

Want to support our work? Donate via PayPal on our website at http://www.tecvis.co.uk

User reviews of AIRS - Record your life
Finally a platform to implement in my government research project. Thank you for making this easier!
Aug 6, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Sep 24, 2014
for a older version
A Google User
Feb 8, 2014
HELP!!! Please tell me how to use this T_T
A Google User
Jan 12, 2014
Excellent customer service I had a small problem and the developer immediately jumped to find the source of the problem. He worked what seemed like 24 hours straight until the problem was fixed. AAA++
A Google User
Sep 20, 2013
Interesting Will be interesting to see how the massive amount of information I can record with this app applies to my overall health and mood over time. The ability to mark events and moods easily with the home screen widgets is incredibly helpful for that purpose.
A Google User
Aug 6, 2013
The most complete tracker I encountered It has a myriad of sensors it can track and everything is customizable.