If you’re the type of person who likes to document every step you take outside, or the person who needs proof that technology is consuming our lives and its only a matter of years before Big Brother is watching our every step, there’s a new app for you. It’s called Rove and it wants to know where you are.
The app uses GPS data from your iPhone to create a record of your adventures, according to TechCrunch. It works like this: you activate the app and it works in the background as you go about your day. If you find a new cafe that you love or a sweet bookstore, then you’ll know where exactly it is and how to find it again.
Issues that the Rove team faced were battery usage and privacy concerns. The more a person moves, the more active the app is and the more battery it will eat up. The app can also differentiate between places to stay and visit or the places you just pass by, meaning it won’t flood you with useless information about places you don’t care about.
Rove also takes your privacy into account. Nothing gets posted on social media without you wanting it, so you can still keep some semblance of privacy.
Whether this is the new age of interconnectedness or a waste of time remains to be seen.