Instant 3.0

Google Analytics for your life.

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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
Hello Product Hunt,

Instant now tracks the time spent on your phone, travelling, at places, while sleeping & on fitness activities. All this is tracked automatically and is put on a dashboard. (App Tracking Android only)

Based on your feedback we learnt that when it comes to lifelogging, data is not enough. We built on this to get weekly reports to give our users actionable insights based on their data. We used storytelling techniques with trend graphs for this.

We have also added automatic sleep tracking with a major UI upgrade. The new reports should be able to give our users actionable insights.

We are also licensing our award winning tracking technology & looking for enterprise partners. You can feel free to contact me on shashwat@emberify.com to give me any detailed feedback. Looking forward to your comments!

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id9...
Android: https://play.google.com/store/ap...

โ€˜ You walked equivalent to 11 pizza slices this week ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•โ€™- Instant 3.0
Joshua Danceย โ€” iOS Engineer, Wild Lion
@shashwatpradhan @emberify Also, do the iOS app track app usage?
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@joshdance @emberify nope, no public APIs for app tracking in iOS right now. We will definitely add it once it opens up, we had tried using a private API for app tracking which we had to remove. You can partially get that data through your battery settings tho.
Steve Dimmickย โ€” Co-Founder, doopoll
@shashwatpradhan looks neat. What is your edge over apps like Quality Time and (OFFTIME)?
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@thedimmick they only track your digital activities. Instant also tracks your places, fitness, travel & sleep.
Emily Lienย โ€” Student
@shashwatpradhan is the sleep detector similar to Sleep Cycle where you put it near you and it detects motion? Or is it more like if you haven't used your phone for a prolong time, it assumes your sleeping?
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@mlelien no you don't need to put it near you. It mainly uses your activity and some more night time algorithms to detect sleep.
Helen Crozierย โ€” technology coach
@shashwatpradhan so are you saying that if we are not on our phone at night it assumes we are sleeping? I often get up in the morning and don't turn my phone up until I get back from a walk - Fitbit integration will help but until then my data could be a bit out of whack yes?
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@helencrozier it checks activity too. So if you even move your phone a couple of steps it should be able to detect.
Pulkit Agrawalย โ€” Building Better Onboarding @trychameleon
@shashwatpradhan @emberify you could / should develop a platform where you can connect to other services (IoT / fitness tracking) - can't see from the site that you do that - would love to see data such as from https://www.spire.io/ all in one place. could then be really powerful in linking cause and effect too..
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@_pulkitagrawal @emberify we are looking to link data from other fitness trackers and IoTs through HealthKit & Google Fit
Anton Eliassonย โ€” Director of Marketing @ Shakr
Instant buy! Although I'm slightly afraid of the stats that I'll get...
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@antoneliasson thanks for the support, that's the process of self-improvement with analytics! ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@huntergray thanks for supporting us!
Thomas Jacquessonย โ€” Founder, Pistache App
Hi Shashwat,

I really like your marketing positioning : GA for your life. Simple and appealing to any startupper / marketer.

Why is App Tracking only available on Android ? Apple provides that info in the Battery section of Settings. Is is that Apple doesn't let apps access this info ?

Thomas
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@tom_jacquesson hi Thomas, Apple doesn't give an API for that. There was a private API in iOS 8 which we tried but Apple rejected it, so hoping that comes with iOS 10. Thanks for the feedback tho. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
We also wrote a post on Medium (2 min read) that elaborates more on the personal analytic part of Instant: https://medium.com/@shashwatprad...

My favourite part: โ€˜You used your phone for 20 hours last week. You can go from the Earth to the Moon twice in that much time!โ€™โ€Šโ€”โ€ŠInstant 3.0
Kamal Kant Kosariyaย โ€” Co-founder Noww
Hi Shashwat, Instant looks impressive. I am just little concern about my battery life as Google fit drains battery a lot. What's your take on it?
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@kkkosariya hi Kamal, while building Instant, battery and privacy were two key things we kept in mind from a user perspective. In terms of battery if you switch Google Fit to low accuracy mode it should use negligible battery. Instant doesn't even need 1% battery on Android, so it should work good for you.
Hillel Fuldย โ€” CMO @ZCastApp, Startup Advisor, Blogger
Been following this team for a while and super impressed with their hustle. Good luck with this launch. Also? Great tagline!
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@hilzfuld thanks so much Hillel! Really appreciated.
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Neeraj Thakurย โ€” Marketer | www.neerajt.com
Automatically keep track of the time spent on your phone, while travelling, at places, while sleeping & on fitness activities. It also gives you weekly reports based on your data. All your data is private, only stored on your device.
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@neerajt4 Thanks for hunting us!
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Neeraj Thakurย โ€” Marketer | www.neerajt.com
@shashwatpradhan All the best! :)
Nitesh Manavย โ€” Just google : Nitesh Manav
@shashwatpradhan @emberify @neerajt4 : It looks promising ... :) All the very best for the huge success!
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@niteshmanav thanks Nitesh! Any feedback would be appreciated.
Sillas Victorย โ€” GIF Lover and Product Guy
Haha, I really like the idea of this concept!
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@sillaspoulsen Thanks Sillas!
Frankย โ€” BaraLabs, LLC
I've been using Instant for several months. I really like the app and the data I get back.
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@fbara great to hear that! The weekly reports should be great for you to now understand your data better.
bryan s arnoldย โ€” Founder, StartUpBlogr.com
Oh...I love it!
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@bryansarnold Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜Š
Lucie Merieuxย โ€” social media manager
How do I do if I want it for my iPhone? :p I love the idea tho!
Scott Adamsonย โ€” Co - Founder @ Kickbooster and @ Phox
Downloaded!
Scott Adamsonย โ€” Co - Founder @ Kickbooster and @ Phox
Does it integrate with any fitness trackers if you dont have your phone on you?
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@scottradamson on Android we get data from Google Fit, so if your wearable is connected to Google Fit we can get it in Instant. On iOS Health Kit integration is coming up in the next release.
Jerome Dahdahย โ€” Digital nomad, minimalist, designer.
@shashwatpradhan I already track my sleep and steps with a Pebble Time, and that data is fed into Health.app. Will Instant be able to provide insights based on that data?
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@parasight we will be syncing with the health app in upcoming versions. Right now we use your phone's core motion processor.
lindelofย โ€” Net Friends
Can you elaborate on how the sleep tracking is recorded/monitored?
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@lindelof we track sleep primarily by your activity.
lindelofย โ€” Net Friends
@shashwatpradhan If I am using a nightstand app to display a clock while sleeping, does Instant see that at activity?
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@lindelof nope, mostly physical activity. It will be able to detect you asleep. The sleep tracking works for 95% of the people.
Is there a way to export all the data?
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@thelastminute definitely, all data can be exported as a csv. Highly used feature by the Quantified Self community.
@ShashwatPradhan Initially I thought it's another Google fit but it's really GA for life. Marketing tagline is awesome.

Out of curiosity - the logo looks like infinity symbol, how did you decided the logo? Also your beautiful emberify logo took my eyes. Will you please share some advice? Thanks for getting hunted :)
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@xameeramir thanks so much! The infinity symbol comes from the fact that personal analytics can help improve life boundlessly. (And the amount of data!)

Our Emberify logo is designed by an Armenian designer, the symbolism is: In the core of this innovative tech startup logo is a fire dragon symbolising wild power, freedom and success.
@shashwatpradhan One more fabulous thing which you have done is a personalized web-hooked page for PH :) Giving a sense of **special** treatment. Hats off for that! You're crazy man :P Look forward to learn more from you!

The only thing I'm wondering is, like PH, are there another sources from where one can gather users?
Sarthak Groverย โ€” All things Consumer
This is neat. I use my fitbit to 'remind' me to change my habits and not be too lazy and this will be another useful tool to get some analytics on different things and perhaps change my habit around those as well. Will definitely try this out.
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@sarthakgrover definitely, personal analytics help with good habit formation by making you more aware. Your feedback would be appreciated!
Sarthak Groverย โ€” All things Consumer
@shashwatpradhan Why does the app require access to Photos and Docs on Android? Also, any plans to integrate data from Fitbit? I mostly use that and it would be a good source of info for the analytics (which Fitbit also provides but would be nice to have a single view)
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@sarthakgrover it takes access for docs to store backups on your file system when you export it. Fitbit coming up soon!
Andrew Mager โ™ซย โ€” Moving people with code at Postmates.
$3 is a blocker. I would love to try the app out for 14 days or something before paying. Or maybe a free option. Cool idea, I wanna try it!
Sarthak Groverย โ€” All things Consumer
@mager $3 for installing on iOS? Android was a free install with in-app purchases once you try it out. I would want to try it before I buy it too!
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@mager you can always get a refund if you don't find it useful. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Real Preben Frenningย โ€” CMT & Cofounder @ Inrupt AS
"Google Analytics for your life." Is probably the sexiest thing I have heard all week. Looking forward to try it #nerdgasm
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@preben_frenning Awesome! Feedback would be appreciated :)
Dan Simonย โ€” COO of UsersReady
this is really cool for the data curious types. this data would be incredibly useful in other areas as well (commercial related...)
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@usersready yes, it also does help any smartphone user balance their productivity, we would like your feedback on that.
Kyle Davidsonย โ€” CEO & Founder Makrs
This is amazing. Instant buy for me as well. I have been looking for something like this forever. :)
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@kylewdavidson thats awesome! ๐Ÿ˜Š
Ryan Grussย โ€” Co-founder, Showzee
Woohoo this looks amazing, just downloaded!!
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@ryanmgruss Thanks for the support Ryan!
Helen Crozierย โ€” technology coach
Instant buy too - fingers crossed for app times on iOS later in the year. Helpful app. Also keen for Fitbit integration ๐Ÿค”
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@helencrozier Fitbit integration is happening soon, thanks for the support!
Jayr Mottaย โ€” Co-Founder of Defina-se
Very impressive, I'm eager to see the result!

I was trying to add a few locations and although I could navigate into the map it didn't let me to select the place by tapping or holding on it. I had to search for the address of that place on google and then type it so the app could find it and then add my place.

Another thing, I'm sure I've selected "Other" instead of "Home" and gave a name to the place. However, it appears as Home in my list of places.

I'm not sure if this thread is suited for this kind of comment, I just want to give my contribution :)
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@jayrmotta hi Jayr, just send me an email on shashwat@emberify.com and we shall help you get sorted with the places. We plan to improve this UX & your feedback will be great.
Jonas Almutย โ€” CEO @ Zuo Charge
Just downloaded, looks amazing. Tracking sleep ๐Ÿ˜ฎ just hope it lives up to the excitement it's given me. Will report back in a few days if I still have it
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@jonasalmut sure, please email me on shashwat@emberify.com with your feedback ๐Ÿ˜Š
Jonas Almutย โ€” CEO @ Zuo Charge
@shashwatpradhan @emberify sorry man, I didn't keep it long enough to review, it didn't live up to expectations
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Shashwat Pradhanย โ€” CEO/Founder @emberify
@jonasalmut @emberify hey Jonas, we are working on a big update. What part of it can we improve so that it can find a place on your phone?
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