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Android experience sampling update

I’ve updated the Affect Sampler code on GitHub recently. If you want to play with it, it now has:

  • A downloadable .APK file you can use to install it to your phone
  • A hosted web service you can sync your data to, with a Google account
  • The ability to make graphs of your mood on the phone

You can also export the data from the web service, to load into something like Timetric.

There’s lots more to do on this, but all you Android-toting self-tracking experimentalists can play with it now. Let me know if you do – I’d be happy to hear your thoughts. I’d also be happy to hear from anyone who wanted to use it as a data-gathering platform for experiments in psychology or similar…

(Thanks to @jhugman for his generous feedback!)

Experience sampling on Android

I’ve started writing a personal informatics application for Android phones to quickly record moods throughout the day, at random intervals – a technique which seems to be called Experience Sampling. It would work well with a service like your.flowing.data, and I’m intending to add support for uploading to something like that soon.

The motivation is to make use of the rich data that comes from a smartphone to allow a bit of objective introspection into our own lives, to find out what actually makes us tick (a la Quantified Self). I’m intending to start with a mood diary, but then try to correlate this with other data streams that can be captured: my location, the weather; data from my bank balance and diary; perhaps diet or exercise habits.

The code is on github if you’re interested. It builds and runs on my HTC Hero now, but it’s pretty basic – when there are a few more features I might give it a proper licence and release it on Market if there’s interest.