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TrackDat - An app to help guide and motivate you to improve your life and reach your goals

TrackDat is starting off as a self tracking Android app. There are many self tracking apps that you could use so why is TrackDat so important?

One of the hardest parts of self tracking is staying motivated. TrackDat is the first app to motivate self tracking by social connections. This does not mean just sharing data among friends, we are reimagining the way we look at social networks. We are hoping that TrackDat can become a specific, streamlined and meaningful social network. Just by tracking yourself, you will not only help yourself reach your goals but you will also help others trying to reach the same goals. TrackDat is an interconnected massive intelligent system based on a completely new self tracking social platform.

How is TrackDat so motivating?

  • By tracking with others and in groups providing a peer support environment
  • By providing tools to allow you to see your actions directly influencing and helping other users with similar goals
  • By having a rewarding achievement system for everything you do
  • By donating to charity when you create or follow any the life improvement programs

Our Story

"When I was working as a software consultant in a medical setting, I met various researchers, doctors, nurses, and patients. Unfortunately, not all of my meetings were positive showing how technology can help them. Some of the patients were depressed and felt like they were helpless when it came to their problem. They said their lives were controlled by their problem and they couldn't plan anything in advance. They just waited to see the medical professionals and bug them about what they could do to help themselves. This is why they jumped right into the research projects and new technology, the thought of possibly being able to help themselves more was just so enticing.

Thus, I saw that there is more I could do to help people because even I at times have felt helpless. I've felt like nobody and nothing can help me and there is nothing I can do and I know that so many other people have felt like this. I realised that as a developer I have the power to bring advancedtechnology to not only these types of people but to everyone that wants to better themselves. Hence, TrackDat was born, a tool bringing powerful data analytics to analyse our lifestyles in such a way that we could never do ourselves. I hope that TrackDat will bring a whole new level self awareness that we can act upon to change our lives for the better." 

- Mark Meurer (founder)

What are TrackDat's programs?   

A program is a step by step guide to what you could do along with what you should track in order to reach a specific goal. For example, a program with the goal to be able to run a marathon after the completion of the program would probably have you doing various exercises and running at various intensities each day. TrackDat would then tell you what else you are doing that influences how well you are running and offer suggestions to improve even faster.

Some of TrackDat's Programs
Some of TrackDat's Programs

Free vs Premium

If everything is free, what is the premium version about? Premium is there to help you understand your data better. Each month you will have the ability to speak with a data expert to help you understand what your data is saying and why it's saying it. By doing this, the data expert can help you understand how different factors influence your body and mind, thus knowing yourself better.

Free vs Premium
Free vs Premium

Complete Privacy

You may be wondering, what is complete privacy? Consider Facebook as an example and their privacy policy. Facebook sells your anonymized data to advertisers so that their ads can be specially designed and targeted towards you. In one study, it mentioned that Facebook makes around $16 a year from your data. Since we will need a strategy to make money from a free application, we will do similar targetted advertising. However, you will have the option of hiding your anonymized information from these advertisers. We want you to feel safe and know that with or without complete privacy, your data is your data!

TrackDat App

Currently, TrackDat is in an alpha stage. Users can browse, add, and create programs, track themselves, view their data, and receive a simple data analysis. Currently we're working hard implementing a prototype version of Tracker Space and especially focusing on ensuring that our permission control system is bug free.

TrackDat Android App
TrackDat Android App

Tracker Space

Tracker Space is a new social network where, if you choose to, you can connect your data, trackers, programs, and lifestyle change suggestions with others with similar goals as you. Tracker Space is being designed in a way where you only choose the feeds you want to see, instead of having one giant wall with too much information to sort through. 

For example you are participating in a program tracking W, X, and Y with the goal of reducing Z. Another user participating in the same program is also tracking A, B, and C and discovered that C influences Z. Your feed would then show something like, "Person 2 has a similar goal as yours and just discovered that C affects Z in this way. Want to starting tracking C?"

Tracker Space Prototype
Tracker Space Prototype

Where is your money going?

Design and development are the largest costs. After putting all of my savings into TrackDat, I now need support to keep the project going. Other than our hackathon pizzas, all of the money will go towards external expenses...

  • Development - 80,000kr
  • Design - 15,000kr
  • Tech costs - 7,000kr
  • Kickstarter fees ~ 13,000kr
  • Keeping us fed - 15,000kr

Goals and Stretch Goals

130,000kr - TrackDat's open beta! This includes limited system intelligence, social tracking, and Tracker Space by December. Thanks to a partnership with expert researchers, we will ship with a "verified by research" colon-cancer survivor program as well as 5 other programs from our own research.

200,000kr - Smart devices! We will get a hold of as many smart devices as possible so we can connect them to TrackDat.

250,000kr - Food Tracker! Easily input the food you eat and TrackDat will begin analyzing nutrition information.

300,000kr - Achievements! We can implement the reward and achievement system we're envisioning.

400,000kr - Image Tracker! We know people have trouble explaining things with text, so we will create the ability to add image trackers where you choose a location or area on an image to better track things such as the location of your pain.

500,000kr - Complex intelligence! We will be able to implement complex intelligence so when two random users track the same goal (not in the same program), the system knows that their goal is the same and can provide suggestions to each other based on what the other finds.

750,000kr - New "verified by research" programs! Help take control of your depression, help find causes for your headaches, and how to keep a healthy diet will now be programs created by research experts!

1,000,000kr - iOS version! Fully functional version for iPhones, iPads, and Macs. We don't want you Apple users to be left out!

1,250,000kr - Apple devices, we will connect the iOS version to various Apple devices so that TrackDat supports nearly any smart wearable you may have.

Vote for your favorite program!

I mentioned a competition in the video and you can see three backer rewards ending with each of our names Mark, Rodrigue, and Aleksi. So what does it mean? All three of us have a unique problem that we would like to create as one of the starting programs in TrackDat, but because we are very busy with development and working with researchers to create verified programs, we just don't have the time to do all of them. So by backing one of us, you will be supporting our program. The one that gets the most backers will get created! Additionally, if the reward gets the maximum backers, we will build it no matter what!

Mark Meurer - "Growing up with motion sickness sucks. I've hated that everytime I get into a car for more than a few minutes my stomach flips over. I've hated telling friends lets take my car or sorry I can't go, I get terribly car sick. After living my whole life with this problem, it hasn't gotten any better. I know a few things that influence it to an extent, but nothing that fixes it completely. I know that many others out there also get motion sickness of some kind, so I would like to create a program that can help all of us work together to find out what we can do to survive the next car ride."

Rodrigue Al Fahel -"Personally I often feel tired in different ways and it has a major effect on my daily productivity. I would like to know the cause of it in order to feel more energetic, productive and happier everyday. I believe many people suffer from tiredness in which they don´t know the cause of. The program is therefore mainly for them to try and identify why they might be tired. Stress from school was for instance one factor of tiredness for me, eating big portions during the day, a lack of motivation, my workout was irregular, etc. Together, maybe we can find things in our lives that cause tiredness."

Aleksi Klimov - "I've always been skinny. No matter what I did I couldn't gain weight. I think it maybe was due to my lifestyle in France but also a doctor said I may have a condition which makes it much harder to gain weight. This meant not only was I skinny, but building muscle was also difficult. This program is for everyone that has troubles gaining weight so that we can find and share with each other the things that have worked for us."

Help us help the world

We believe that TrackDat can become an amazingly powerful and effective life changing tool. Because of this, we will work continuing working in our free time, no matter the funding or the pace, because we believe it can change the lives of millions.

By backing us you will help us get TrackDat created and out to the world faster and more efficiently! If you ended up reading to this point, thank you so much for your time and potentially your support or social share.

Risks and challenges

Obviously there are many risks and challenges ahead of us. Even though we have gotten quite far, there is a long way to go.

One of our biggest challenges is creating programs based on research. It takes a lot of time to find relevant research and contact experts in the field. It may be possible that when creating our "verified by research" programs for you that there are no experts available or willing to work with us. In such a case we will do everything we can to find other experts or dive deep in the research with a related field's expert willing to help.

Additionally, one risk that all users face is the fact that it is possible that what you are tracking, or even your lifestyle in general, has no influence on the goal you are trying to reach. Unfortunately, even though the app is a life improver, it is possible that our analysis won't return any suggestions or any suggestions that actually work for you. For example if you have a broken arm and you're tracking how far you can throw a potato... there isn't much we can do for you. Jokes aside, we can't create correlations that don't exist. That's why our system gets smarter as we go and we need your help to just get out there, set goals, join programs and track yourselves!

One way or another, we will create TrackDat to the best of our ability as we believe it has a huge potential to help millions of people. The risk with such a system and limited funding is that we can't be 100% certain that nothing will delay the development process.

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    You will be among the first to test our first beta release. Additionally, you will get lifetime privacy protection for your account. Normally 199kr. You will also support Mark in creating his motion sickness program.

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    EARLY BIRD - 3 Months PREMIUM ACCESS

    3 months premium access when the platform is fully released early next year. Normally 698kr ($70 usd). Plus you will get our 100 life hacks, privacy protection, and project updates.

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    EARLY BIRD - 6 Months PREMIUM ACCESS

    6 months premium access when the platform is fully released early next year. Plus most other previous tier rewards. Normally 1098kr ($110 usd)

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    Skype with us + Premium

    We will have a Skype session where we will present TrackDat to you in Alpha stage so that you can give us your personal input and pick our brains about self tracking, life analytics, and the quantified self. Additionally you get 6 months premium and many previous tiers.

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    Sponsor TrackDat - 3 months

    Your company will be one of TrackDats initial sponsors. We will work with you to create a program that matches your company and sponsor your program and your company for 3 months. Plus you will also get access to 3 months premium and beta access for up to 4 users.

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    Sponsor TrackDat PREMIUM + VIP Tickets

    Your company will be one of TrackDats initial sponsors. We will work with you to create a program that matches your company and sponsor your program and your company for 6 months. Plus you will also get 4 VIP tickets to TrackDat's launch party in Gothenburg, Sweden and access to 6 months premium for up to 4 users.

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    Take control of your life

    We will meet or Skype with you about your problem (Or a problem of someone close to your heart). We will then conduct a thourough research investigation and contact worldwide experts in order to do everything we can in order to create the best program that can help you and others life you take control of that problem. Additionally you will get 12 months premium access and 4 VIP tickets to our launch party.

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    Come and meet TrackDat

    We will fly you and one other person to Gothenburg, Sweden from anywhere in the world and provide 3 nights housing at a local Swedish residence where you will experience life like a traditional Swede. We will discuss TrackDat, self tracking, life analytics and anything else you may want to discuss with us as well as enjoy many fun and traditional Swedish outings. Additionally you will get 4 VIP tickets to our launch party and 12 months premium app access for 4 people.

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