iOS: Ever wondered how you really spend your day? Do you think there might be something better you could be doing with your time? Saga is a new iPhone app that tracks your movements, suggests new places to explore, and awards you experience points when you do it.
Saga records everything you do and how you do it. If you spend a couple of hours at Starbucks, Saga knows how you got there. Besides logging your movements and chronicling your events, Saga also predicts what you might do based on what you’ve done in the past. It suggests new restaurants, clubs and other activities. It will also integrate with apps like RunKeeper and Fitbit to form a makeshift holding bin for all your activities.
Saga stinks at understanding when you first start using it. When I loaded up the app for the first time, it suggested I venture into the suburbs to check out some restaurant. Over the course of a day, Saga learnt where I actually lived and started suggesting better options. That said, Saga automatically assumes you’re at certain locations and bases your recommendations on that. This can be a bit problematic if you’re just hanging out near a location, but not actually inside it. You’re awarded experience points for all those visits, but it’s unclear what those points actually mean in the long run.
Saga also tracks your travel time and the route you take, which is helpful when you’re trying to find the quickest way to get from one place to another. The automatic logging of your location and route could also come in handy to help you remember where you might have seen an interesting new store, or a friend’s new address.
Saga is free but requires a Facebook account to log in (you can set app permissions to “Only Me” to keep Saga entirely private). Saga is still in beta at the moment, but they’ve set aside a handful of invites for Lifehacker readers so you can try it out. Just click the link below to download the app and sign up for a new account. When it asks you for a referral code, type
Saga [iTunes App Store]