In case you haven’t heard, we are working on a brand new auto-tracking app called Superday. Here’s the inside scoop.
How does it work?
Superday is meant for people who aren’t really into personal time tracking yet but would like to get started. The app is an unobtrusive personal assistant that automatically keeps track of where your time goes. Its goal is to help you improve your personal productivity, so you can get more things done.
The app will track your habits and activities with the minimum amount of user input, as most of the statistics will be generated automatically. This of course means you don’t have to spend any time on analyzing your time. Win-win.
What we’re working on right now
Superday’s interface is very simple to understand. It shows you a timeline that consists of multiple time slots. Each time slot represents an activity. Those activities fall in 5 categories – commute, friends, leisure, work and food. As you go about your daily life, Superday studies your patterns and habits, the places you go and what you do when you’re there.
It does so by checking the user’s location. It’ll detect where you currently are, and using your phones location services it’s able to tell whether you’re commuting somewhere or if you have just arrived at a place. When you arrive at a new place, the app will ask you what you are doing there.
After that first time, it’ll remember the place and set the appropriate category for that time slot without bothering you!
Right now the app is able to track the user’s location and speed (even on the background), and distinguish between commuting and staying put. We are working on making the app even smarter, so that it recognizes places you visit frequently and adds categories to them appropriately.
We are also tweaking the app’s location detection settings to make it as accurate as possible.
What’s Coming in the Future
We’ve got lots of ideas for future updates. Those include, but are not limited to:
– Smart notifications: Based on our experience with productivity, we might schedule some smart (but not intrusive) notifications to alert you when is the best time to take a break, to make sure you can recharge and stay productive for the entire day.
– Statistics, graphs and charts (we promise they’ll be fun!): These will show you info about your past superdays to give you insight into your trends and suggest possible improvements.
– Sync with a smart microwave so Superday can make you breakfast.*
* We can’t actually promise that, Will. (ed.)
Great! How Do I know when it’s ready?
We are currently hard at work getting the first version of Superday into the world, and we want to release it to our users as soon as possible.
If you want to be the first to try out the app, sign up for our beta test list. You’ll be notified as soon as the first version is released.
Until then, have a super day!