Storica - Experience your life

Storica - Experience your life


Would you like to have a multi-sensory experience of your life?

If so, Storica is your ultimate documenting and recollecting tool for lifelogging purposes!

You can find scenarios for lifelogging on our website, e.g., Storica as a travel diary, for quantified self purposes or better understanding your work routine. For this, Storica processes and augments information, humanising the lifelogging measurements through multimedia stories of your life.

You can examine, annotate and recall your experiences through a simple calendar-based user interface from which you can choose various visualisations:

1. Digital stories: Storica assembles meaningful events, defined through activities such as calls made/received, SMS messaging, IMs, or annotations made through our widgets, and creates a digital story with configurable backgrounds. You can define your own locations, based on geo-information, WiFi or BT data.

2. Maps: Storica provides tracks of your recordings with flyover maps. You can see what happened at each recording location, either in abstracted icon/text form or through detailed timelines, tag clouds etc.

3. Gallery: Storica shows the pictures you took during recording in a context-enriched gallery.

4. Graphs: If curious about the information recorded, you can view it through detailed visualisations, e.g., timelines and word clouds.

To each day, you can add text or audio annotations for better recollection. You can also share your experiences via your favourite social media. The visualisations are tailored to specific purposes through selecting a particular diary mode in the main application drawer.

For tips using Storica, check out our website or follow us on Twitter at @tecvis

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

Privacy and data security

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

We care about your privacy so none of the data is transferred off your device and we do not use an ad-based support for Storica. All data is stored in an internal phone database and cannot be accessed by anybody else but Storica.

Upgrade to Full version

You can view any memories within the last 7 days for free - FOREVER!

If you are interested in viewing your memories beyond the last 7 days, you can purchase a license key (available in the PlayStore) to unlock all features. Purchases will enable Storica on all your devices by installing the license key on each of your devices.

Permissions:
All permissions are required due to the monitoring nature of the programme. No ads are utilized. No data leaves the mobile without you explicitly uploading locally recorded values.

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 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 for widgets and watchdog function

WAKE_LOCK: 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: connectivity for weather information

GET_TASKS: get list of running tasks

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 addressed some more timezone bugs and changed the mood and event widget fonts. We also added a menu in map view to determine the distance traveled.

More detailed changelog at http://tecvis.co.uk/software/storica/storica-change-log

Visit our forum at http://www.tecvis.co.uk/forum/!
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About Storica - Experience your life
Would you like to have a multi-sensory experience of your life?

If so, Storica is your ultimate documenting and recollecting tool for lifelogging purposes!

You can find scenarios for lifelogging on our website, e.g., Storica as a travel diary, for quantified self purposes or better understanding your work routine. For this, Storica processes and augments information, humanising the lifelogging measurements through multimedia stories of your life.

You can examine, annotate and recall your experiences through a simple calendar-based user interface from which you can choose various visualisations:

1. Digital stories: Storica assembles meaningful events, defined through activities such as calls made/received, SMS messaging, IMs, or annotations made through our widgets, and creates a digital story with configurable backgrounds. You can define your own locations, based on geo-information, WiFi or BT data.

2. Maps: Storica provides tracks of your recordings with flyover maps. You can see what happened at each recording location, either in abstracted icon/text form or through detailed timelines, tag clouds etc.

3. Gallery: Storica shows the pictures you took during recording in a context-enriched gallery.

4. Graphs: If curious about the information recorded, you can view it through detailed visualisations, e.g., timelines and word clouds.

To each day, you can add text or audio annotations for better recollection. You can also share your experiences via your favourite social media. The visualisations are tailored to specific purposes through selecting a particular diary mode in the main application drawer.

For tips using Storica, check out our website or follow us on Twitter at @tecvis

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

Privacy and data security

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

We care about your privacy so none of the data is transferred off your device and we do not use an ad-based support for Storica. All data is stored in an internal phone database and cannot be accessed by anybody else but Storica.

Upgrade to Full version

You can view any memories within the last 7 days for free - FOREVER!

If you are interested in viewing your memories beyond the last 7 days, you can purchase a license key (available in the PlayStore) to unlock all features. Purchases will enable Storica on all your devices by installing the license key on each of your devices.

Permissions:
All permissions are required due to the monitoring nature of the programme. No ads are utilized. No data leaves the mobile without you explicitly uploading locally recorded values.

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 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 for widgets and watchdog function

WAKE_LOCK: 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: connectivity for weather information

GET_TASKS: get list of running tasks

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 addressed some more timezone bugs and changed the mood and event widget fonts. We also added a menu in map view to determine the distance traveled.

More detailed changelog at http://tecvis.co.uk/software/storica/storica-change-log

Visit our forum at http://www.tecvis.co.uk/forum/!

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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Mar 17, 2015
The way it was, with AIRS separate, was complicated but better for me. First of all, I think the idea of having something that grabs info from all your device sensors and makes it easily available to you is brilliant. I'm glad I don't have to rely on some venture-funded startup to give me access to my own data! However, there seems to have been a bit of a regression with this latest version. My use case is storing event annotations along with device sensors, then transferring them to a database off-device for visualization of trends over time. The built in visualizations in Storica are more episodic and not so much about trends over time, plus it seems like the AIRS installation within this new version of Storica doesn't read all the sensors that the previous AIRS did.
A Google User
Nov 6, 2014
Crashes at startup Installed Storica and AIRS, but nothing shows up.
A Google User
Feb 18, 2014
Great thing Big hit
A Google User
Aug 21, 2013
Keeps Crashing I can't even get in the app. It just keeps crashing when starting it. Stock HTC ONE
A Google User
Mar 22, 2013
Superb life monitoring app Without doubt, the best and most comprehensive life monitoring app I have ever used. The visualisations are excellent and genuinely exciting to look at.
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