Poyozo is a project to help you track and understand your life by integrating automatic lifetracking with simple visualizations that you can use every day.
What is Poyozo?
Poyozo is an automatic, personal diary system to help reclaim and consolidate your ever-expanding digital life.
First, Poyozo gives you your own data back by downloading the information you're currently giving to the web on to your own computer. You can opt-in to importing your data from Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Last.fm, Google Calendar, any email service, any RSS feed, Flickr, Wesabe, Listit, Skydeck, Dopplr, your Firefox browsing history, the local weather, and your location, allowing you to access all of this personal data as easily as the companies that run these services can.
Next, Poyozo provides simple, helpful interfaces to display this data to you. Quickly glance over your activities over a certain period, or find all the tweets and emails you sent about a specific topic. Get real statistics on your web browsing, spending, or club hopping, and better understand how it all relates to each other. And it's all hosted on your OWN computer, so there's not a chance we can use it for evil or marketing!
Our current prototype is a Firefox extension, but we plan to release versions for other browsers such as Google Chrome.
But, what about privacy?
Privacy is a key principal of Poyozo. We do not ask you to share anything or make any thing public. We simply enable you to bring your public and private data together on your own private computer.
Why do we need the money?
To support 3 months of dedicated development time with the goal of creating a deployiable prototype that works well. We need to iterate on it and make it better. We will release prototypes as we go along to solicit feedback. All money goes to code that is free and open source so that it can be appropriated by anyone.
Who we are
Brennan Moore is a giraffe with a background in art and design. He learned to code over the past few years of stumbling into MIT classes.
Max Van Kleek (aka emax) is a super-bot and lstens to all the greatest dark electronic music
and Christina Xu tries to save the world by day and makes internet memes real by night. She does both on rollerblades.
The code is open source under the MIT license.
The user interface is licensed as Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0.
All data is privately saved on the user's computer.
Check out our website for updates, pictures, and plans. mypoyozo.com
Stay in touch with us in via the Google Group