|Import and Visualize Latitude Data, Collect New Data Going Forward: chronos||Charlie Kubal||7/10/13 1:34 PM|
Bummed to see Latitude go -- I thought it was a really cool app.
Wanted to chime in and offer an alternative solution/self-plug -- we've been working on an application, Chronos, that connects with Latitude to import and visualize your data, and going forward will offer Android users the ability to collect data ongoing, too, to replicate and extend the functionality of Latitude.
We're taking sign ups now and planning to allow importing data very soon, and would love to hear any favorite features or feedback on what's up there now:
co-founder, head of product at chronos
|Re: Import and Visualize Latitude Data, Collect New Data Going Forward: chronos||James'ik||7/11/13 2:03 AM|
This is a great idea to make a product to replace the Latitude.
But, you need to speed up your work if you want to allow users to import Latitude data as Google gave us soooo much time to react. Since Google anounced that all services based on Latitude will stop working on August 9 you will need to make sure your service is up and running before that date and that it is a fully functional stand alone product.
I wish you good luck in getting this product to the public and disconnecting from Google. I hope you can make it happen!
I will be checking with your website to see what happens.
|Re: Import and Visualize Latitude Data, Collect New Data Going Forward: chronos||Charlie Kubal||7/11/13 10:11 AM|
Thanks a lot for the reply. We're working hard to get our product out very soon (definitely before August 9), and are already successfully importing data for test accounts -- we'll be in touch with everyone that signs up with their email at that link (getchronos.com/latitude) as soon as it's ready to go!
|Re: Import and Visualize Latitude Data, Collect New Data Going Forward: chronos||Artem Russakovskii||8/9/13 9:25 AM|
The import process is completely broken btw. Is this still an active part of the Chronos project?
|Re: Import and Visualize Latitude Data, Collect New Data Going Forward: chronos||Charlie Kubal||8/9/13 9:46 AM|
Thanks for the note -- as you may know, Latitude shut down earlier today. If you had begun the process to import your data via Latitude, please let me know and I can investigate, but unfortunately, after the shutdown the Latitude Import is not currently active.
Happy to look into it if you began the process prior to the shutdown, or answer any other questions -- shoot me a note: charlie (at) getchronos (dot) com. Thanks a lot.
|Re: Import and Visualize Latitude Data, Collect New Data Going Forward: chronos||Artem Russakovskii||8/9/13 10:04 AM|
Well, I tried last night, and it already gave an error. Latitude data takeout is still active, so should the Chronos Latitude tool not still work and allow importing of this data?
|Re: Import and Visualize Latitude Data, Collect New Data Going Forward: chronos||Charlie Kubal||8/9/13 6:49 PM|
Sorry to hear you received an error already last night -- it looks like the service was shutdown at 10pm PDT last night, so that could be part of the issue, unfortunately.
re:Google Takeout, we do plan on adding support in the future to allow you import your data from Google Takeout, though this is not in place now. In the interim, if you're still interested in having a mobile data collector, we do offer chronos data collector for android and a new version of our iOS app will be launching next week.
Again, sorry to hear you ran into this, and feel free to be in touch if there's anything I can help out with, either here or by email (charlie at getchronos).
|Re: Import and Visualize Latitude Data, Collect New Data Going Forward: chronos||Troy Wright||8/9/13 6:56 PM|
This seems like a great idea! I downloaded my data from Google Takeout just now, and I am a little bit disappointed that you cannot import the downloaded data back in :(
In good news though your website / app looks great so I'll try it for a while on my Android phone :)
I wish I had seen your post earlier! Hopefully one day we will be able to import data.
|Re: Import and Visualize Latitude Data, Collect New Data Going Forward: chronos||Charlie Kubal||8/9/13 7:01 PM|
Thanks a lot for the kind words -- really appreciate it! Feel free to be in touch as you use the app if you have any questions, and we do plan to have a process for Takeout available at some point, so hope to enable that import in the future. Thanks - have a great weekend.
|Re: Import and Visualize Latitude Data, Collect New Data Going Forward: chronos||Artem Russakovskii||8/9/13 7:48 PM|
My confusion was due do the fact that I didn't think there was a separate Latitude export/sync outside of Google Takeout, and when I tried, Takeout was available, but the link from Chronos already stopped working.
|Re: Import and Visualize Latitude Data, Collect New Data Going Forward: chronos||Adithya Pc||8/9/13 9:44 PM|
Ran into the same issue as Archon810 had posted earlier and was sitting with just the takeout data and disappointment , Love your idea to bring back the 'fun' feature of Google Maps, I really would love to see an option to import my data which i've downloaded from Google Takeout, This really means a lot to me as i have around 3 years of location history. You have already posted that import from the takeout data is coming soon, I just have a couple of questions related to that.
|Re: Import and Visualize Latitude Data, Collect New Data Going Forward: chronos||Troy Wright||8/9/13 11:31 PM|
Just so your guys know, the location data is still being saved by google if that is your choice. The only thing leaving is latitude (which was meant to be for meeting with g+ friends etc).
Check yourself if you dont believe me, go to https://maps.google.com/locationhistory/b/0/ :) - i think this only works if you have location services on
(I've been spending all day trying to work out how to make pretty heat maps from the data. he presentation these guys do is very nice).
Hope this helps
|Re: Import and Visualize Latitude Data, Collect New Data Going Forward: chronos||Charlie Kubal||8/10/13 9:22 AM|
Thanks for the note -- appreciate the kind words! When we have an import from Takeout available, our goal is to for it to support imports of as much as we can. We'll probably have a better sense as we get closer to implementing the feature, but will certainly keep it in mind as we develop that functionality. Additionally, our hope is to have a seamless merge with current data from the Android chronos data collector, but will have more information and insight as time goes forward.
Hope this helps some, and really appreciate you checking out the data collector and your enthusiasm for imports via Takeout. Let me know if you have any other questions I can help out with - have a great weekend.
|Re: Import and Visualize Latitude Data, Collect New Data Going Forward: chronos||Charlie Kubal||8/10/13 9:24 AM|
Ah, that makes sense -- sorry for the confusion. We would like to have import via Takeout available as a feature going forward, so stay tuned and we'll be in touch once we have more information. Thanks a lot, and definitely feel free to be in touch if you have any questions.