Life involves a lot of running around. With various errands and events to keep our calendars abuzz, one may occasionally find themselves forgetting exactly where they’ve been and when. Luckily, with WhereWuz by Sunny Day Software, users now have a new sort of GPS that tracks where they’ve been and when, acting as one’s memory when your mind is much too cluttered.
WhereWuz was designed to record your GPS locations, storing your path and pinpoints so you may search and view everywhere you’ve been whenever you choose. Users may even save specific portions of their path to share with friends via email. The main page, the Tracking tab, detects your current location and indicates where you are with a tack placed on your typical Google map. As you move around throughout your day, your path will begin to appear. The map key, which appears toward the bottom left (and will pop back up if you just jostle the map a bit), allows users to switch back and forth between standard and hybrid view. Users may also use the target icon to return to the pinpointed area if they happen to be exploring other sections of the map. The statistics button allows users to see the basic information about their path – recorded points, distance, mean speed, elapsed time, and more – while the ‘share via email’ button does just as it says.
The Where Wuz tab provides a dial that allows users to choose the date and time they’d wish to search, which then tells them where they were at that precise moment. The When Wuz tab takes users back to the map, allowing them to mark off an area of space. By then tapping the When Wuz I Here? button, users can see the details about when they were last in that area. The Favorites tab records all those spots and paths that users mark as favorites along the way. The More tab provides buttons so users may learn about the application, as well as adjust their preferences, such as turning the tracking capabilities on or off, logging frequency, changing measurement units, clearing all points and importing all.
WhereWuz presents an exceptionally interesting concept, for it might be great to have if you ever need to remind yourself of where you’ve been, or if you desperately want to remember the name of a certain place you’ve visited. This may even be a brilliant way to keep track of their kid’s whereabouts if they couldn’t tell that the application had been downloaded to their phone (but I do believe the icon will eventually give it away). The App Store description suggests such usage, but we all know a teenager would be smart enough to disable the tracker when they don’t want their location recorded. Perhaps the idea of logging all your moves is a bit strange, but if you are looking for a great memory tool that helps you remember all your steps, WhereWuz is most definitely the ideal application for you.
WhereWuz [iTunes Link] requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.