Metriport is a new platform for tracking anything and everything, for the sake of improving health and wellness.
Developed in Vancouver by software engineers Dima Goncharov and Colin Elsinga, Metriport is your personal data companion for discovering patterns in your life.
Quantify your life and track what matters to you: habits, health symptoms, mood, nutrition, finances, journaling, or whatever else you’re interested in tracking.
Having strong passions for wellness tech and data science, Goncharov and Elsinga merged these two concepts together to create a user-friendly app that allows its users to customize their own unique ‘personal data dashboard’.
Launched publicly last month and bootstrapped to date, “the Swiss Army Knife of personal tracking” went live on Product Hunt earlier this week.
“Gone are the days where you track periods in one app, mood in another, and do daily journaling in another separate app. With Metriport, you can do it all in one app, and then find correlations between the things you’re tracking,” Elsinga told Techcouver.
“Nowadays we hear about how AI is being used to power addictive social media algorithms, or to sell people more cheap products. We wanted to flip this concept around, and let the individuals harness this powerful technology to operate on their own personal data, which they own, to improve and gain unique insights into their wellbeing,” continues Elsinga.
Getting started with Metriport is simple. Users can begin tracking things from a list of recommended trackers such as energy, headaches, or mood tracking. They are also able to integrate with device metrics from Apple Health or Google Fit, such as resting heart rate, energy burned, or sleep.
If there’s not a template available for what a user wants to track, they can easily create custom trackers for anything they can think of. Metriport then lets you make easy data entries with its unique prompts feature, where users can set a prompt reminder time where the avatar asks them their prompt for entering data.
Once entries are made, Metriport visualizes it on beautiful interactive charts. Once enough entries are made, users can access unique insights for each metric, and even go as far as comparing any two metrics to find correlation data.
“One of the foundational beliefs we had when creating Metriport, is that users should own their own data,” declares Goncharov.
By default, Metriport encrypts and stores all user data locally on their device, to ensure absolute privacy. Metriport also doesn’t use any ad tracking technology, such as IDFA, at the expense of their own marketing.
Premium users of Metriport can opt-in to fully encrypted cloud backups and restores if they wish to have their data saved externally, in case they lose their device or want to log in on another.
Metriport is free to use and offers a premium subscription for advanced features such as chart customization, weather tracking integration, and a biometric pin lock. Metriport is now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
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