- Allow me to enter data quickly and easily through a simple interface.
- Backup the data into the cloud space.
- Work from my iPhone and synchronize with my iPad and even an Android device. Also a web view would be nice.
- Automatically graph the data.
Since I couldn’t find anything, I decided to begin the process of writing a full back-end service tier and an iOS application to boot. Over the course of this journey I coined the term the “micro-log”. A “micro-log” is a simple way to quickly and easily enter a few words or some data in a short and compressed format. Originally, I designed a twitter-like interface using the following nomenclature.* – Subject or Parent Category # – Predicate or Sub-Category And what follows afterwards is the optional object or data. The date of the entry would automatically be applied for the current date time. It could also be manually entered to specify an exact time stamp. It ended up looking something like:
The format and nomenclature worked, but as I used it more and more on my iOS platform I found it to be cumbersome. I focused on removing extra button clicks and came up with a simple iOS widget based interface that you’ll find available now in the iOS App Store. Oh and lest I forget it, LogVine the iOS application is free!
The Goal @ LogVine
To enable users to easily track their data and gain insight into their historical behavior.