Storica: Experience your life

Storica: Experience your life

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Would you like to have a multi-sensory experience of your life?

If so, Storica is your ultimate documenting and recollecting tool!

Storica processes and augments information recorded through the AIRS ( platform in order to create multimedia stories of your life. Storica supports many of the sensors recorded by AIRS, including the Zephyr HxM heart rate monitor. You will need to have AIRS installed on your device for Storica to work!

You can examine, annotate and recall your experiences through a simple calendar-based user interface from which you can choose various types of visualisations for any day you select:

1. Multimedia stories: Storica assembles meaningful events, defined through activities such as calls made and received, SMS messaging, IMs, or annotations made through the AIRS widgets, and creates a multimedia narrative in icon and textual form with configurable backgrounds. To complete the experience, you can define your own usual locations, based on geo-information, WiFi or BT information.

2. Maps: Storica provides map-based tracks of your recordings with fly-over effects. You can see what happened at each recording location, either in abstracted icon/text form or through detailed timelines, tag clouds and alike.

3. Gallery: Storica also shows the pictures you took during recording in a context-enriched gallery.

4. Graphs: If curious about the information recorded, you can view it through detailed visualisations, such as timelines and word clouds.

The first three visualisations also directly support StreetView, allowing you to explore the surroundings of your recordings even further. To each day, you can add text or audio annotations useful for recollection. You can also share your experiences with your friends and family by creating screenshots of the various visualisations.

Privacy and data security

We care about your privacy so none of the data that is being recorded and visualised is transferred off your device. For this reason, we do not use an ad-based support for Storica. All information is stored in an internal phone database and cannot be accessed by anybody else but AIRS and Storica. You are under full control of your data!

Upgrade to Full version

You can view any memories within the last 7 days for free - FOREVER!

If you are interested in viewing your memories beyond the last 7 days as well as supporting our work, you can purchase the full version through a secure in-app billing (using the PlayStore) in the Settings->About menu. The menu will lead you through the purchase process with Google Play and unlock your app after a successful purchase.

Purchases on one device will, of course, enable Storica on all your devices - you will need to verify the purchase on each device though by entering once the purchase dialog (it will then show that you have purchased the full version and unlock Storica on your device).

Why does Storica need so many permissions?

In order for Storica to visualise the data recorded by AIRS, we use a so-called shared user ID ( This allows Storica to access the SQLite database of AIRS, processing the recorded data and assembling all the visualisations you see. Android, however, treats all applications that share the same user ID as if they were the same application altogether!

Hence, while Storica itself only uses few permissions (Internet access for the maps, storage access for temporary files), it automatically inherits all permissions from AIRS and given that AIRS records a vast amount of information, these permissions are quite extensive.
Storica, however, does not utilise any code of AIRS and therefore no APIs that use any of these permissions.

Recent changes:
- shows information about indexing your database, if you haven't done already! Do index your database for a significant performance increase!

- bugfixes

- bugfixes
- added share menu items

V1.0: Release of Storica

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