[APP] [BETA] Phone Usage Monitor

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bartito

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Hello,

I want present my new app. that is in beta stage but fully functional: Phone usage monitor.

With this app you will be able to know when and how much you use your device and the apps that you have in it.

Please, report issues, if any, and suggest more events to monitorize.

Thanks

Play Store Description

Are you obsessed with your phone?

Up to what point?

Do you want to be aware of which apps are the most used?

Do you want to know what WiFi networks you connect to and at what time?

When are your applications updated?

Do you want to know if your phone suffers a expontaneous reboot or when you turn on or off the screen?

You need this app and you know it!

Play store link

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ryosoftware.phoneusagemonitor
 

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MaXX99

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It would also be nice to be able to monitor a remote phone (opening up the app to for parental monitoring for example).
This could be achieved by either allowing to :
- send a daily report by mail
- having a client app with data synced whenever a connection is avaialable
- sending data to a central server
...
 

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Heya! Congrats on making the portal. Good stuff you got there.

Here's some suggestions for the intro texts:

Part 1 - Current
"Do you want to know how do you use your smartphone?

You have installed this app, so the answer will surely be affirmative.

With this app you can know with what apps you lose your time; time which you could lose living your real life..."

Part 1 - Suggested
"Would you like to know how you use your smartphone?

Well, as you've already installed this app, that'll be an affirmative!

By gathering statistics about your apps with Phone Usage Monitor, you'll know where your precious time is creeping off to. Time you might want to spend on living your real life..."

Part 1 - Motivation
The second "do" doesn't really have a function in the first sentence and I made it a bit softer to make a more friendly first impression. I mentioned the app's name to remind the user what's going to help them (branding, be proud of your creation). I stayed true to your intention, the reference to 'real life', but made that a bit softer as well by using "might" and not mentioning a negative word like "lose". We're all winners here! ;)

Part 2 - Current
"To let us know this information we will run a service in the background to monitor the use you make of your smartphone.

Quiet!, it will not consume more than a little bit of the precious battery of your mobile..."

Part 2 - Suggested
"You're probably wondering how much battery this app will consume. Don't worry, just a tiny bit.

Think about the time you will save after gaining all this usage intel. You won't even need as much battery anymore."

Part 2 - Motivation
Shouting "Quiet!" doesn't come across very friendly. There's also never a comma after an exclamation mark. I wrote the text to match the battery icon better. I'm also pushing the major goal of the app forward.

Part 3 - Current
"We will give you more information if you let us see how do you use the apps in your device..."

Part 3 - Suggested
"Sorry to bother you but I will need some usage access in order to provide you with all these awesome statistics. Is that okay with you?"

Part 3 - Motivation
"let us see" gives the impression multiple people or a company will be watching along, which totally isn't the case. I wrote it a bit more personal, fun and friendly.

Part 4 - Current
"Do not worry!

The data we collect is NOT sent anywhere."

Part 4 - Suggested
"Do not worry!

The data I collect is NOT sent anywhere."

Part 4 - Motivation
As in part 3, It's better to speak from a first person point of view, "I" instead of "we". It's just the app and the user, "you and me", which is a more comforting thought.

Instead of "START APP" I'd use something more vivid like "Lets go!" or "Show me some numbers!" or "Start saving time!"

The UDPA looks good, people are used to not reading these disclaimers and accepting them anyway. It's also a nice reminder that even if there is a "we", it's literally stating no personal data will be collected on any server. Kudos! :highfive:
I personally don't like the last paragraph but ah well, one has to make a living, right? ;)

Looking forward to those stats...
 

bartito

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Heya! Congrats on making the portal. Good stuff you got there.

Here's some suggestions for the intro texts:
.

Thanks, thanks, thanks!
I have updated the app with your suggestions.
English isn't my matter language :)

It would also be nice to be able to monitor a remote phone (opening up the app to for parental monitoring for example).
This could be achieved by either allowing to :
- send a daily report by mail
- having a client app with data synced whenever a connection is avaialable
- sending data to a central server
...
I need to think on it.
I would not like it to be used without consent to spy on anyone :/

anyway to export the data as .csv ?

Sounds pretty good.
I have added to the ToDo :)

Hello, thanks for app!
Any chance to remove "full network access" from permissions in future ?:)

Sorry, but Internet permission is needed to display Ads.
I understand that you do not believe in my word when I say that I am not sending data anywhere, but I need to access the Internet to load the Ads ;)
 
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Jesiqq

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Please add export data functionality! Csv format for example. Great app otherwise, thanks!
 

Peteba

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Crashing

Hi,. Unfortunately the app crashes every time I open it on my OnePlus 6 that runs Android 9. The first time run screens work fine and permissions are assigned ok but then I can't open the app. I have tried clearing the storage/cache and that hasn't helped. Any ideas what to try next please?
 

bartito

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Dec 1, 2005
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Hi
Assuming you're rooted, please, post a logcat or send by email.
Thanks
Hi,. Unfortunately the app crashes every time I open it on my OnePlus 6 that runs Android 9. The first time run screens work fine and permissions are assigned ok but then I can't open the app. I have tried clearing the storage/cache and that hasn't helped. Any ideas what to try next please?
 

bartito

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Dec 1, 2005
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Hello
I've tried but no luck reproducing the issue.
If possible, enter app settings then enable debug mode then reproduce the issue then sent the log file.
If not possible, please, contact by email or PM to receive a debug version of the app to track the issue.
Thanks in advance

Sorry no not rooted.. ☹️
 

max_m42

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Hi,. Unfortunately the app crashes every time I open it on my OnePlus 6 that runs Android 9. The first time run screens work fine and permissions are assigned ok but then I can't open the app. I have tried clearing the storage/cache and that hasn't helped. Any ideas what to try next please?

I have the same Problem on my OnePlus 6 (A6003) running Android 9 (OxygenOS: 9.0.4) :(
 

andrea.musumeci.76

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hi, in my view for PRO version i would like to keep data live for 365days and to export them in csv in order to analize with spreadsheet or other stuff.
thanks
 

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    Hello,

    I want present my new app. that is in beta stage but fully functional: Phone usage monitor.

    With this app you will be able to know when and how much you use your device and the apps that you have in it.

    Please, report issues, if any, and suggest more events to monitorize.

    Thanks

    Play Store Description

    Are you obsessed with your phone?

    Up to what point?

    Do you want to be aware of which apps are the most used?

    Do you want to know what WiFi networks you connect to and at what time?

    When are your applications updated?

    Do you want to know if your phone suffers a expontaneous reboot or when you turn on or off the screen?

    You need this app and you know it!

    Play store link

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ryosoftware.phoneusagemonitor
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    Looking good! An option to exclude certain apps like Nova Launcher would be nice.
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    Heya! Congrats on making the portal. Good stuff you got there.

    Here's some suggestions for the intro texts:
    .

    Thanks, thanks, thanks!
    I have updated the app with your suggestions.
    English isn't my matter language :)

    It would also be nice to be able to monitor a remote phone (opening up the app to for parental monitoring for example).
    This could be achieved by either allowing to :
    - send a daily report by mail
    - having a client app with data synced whenever a connection is avaialable
    - sending data to a central server
    ...
    I need to think on it.
    I would not like it to be used without consent to spy on anyone :/

    anyway to export the data as .csv ?

    Sounds pretty good.
    I have added to the ToDo :)

    Hello, thanks for app!
    Any chance to remove "full network access" from permissions in future ?:)

    Sorry, but Internet permission is needed to display Ads.
    I understand that you do not believe in my word when I say that I am not sending data anywhere, but I need to access the Internet to load the Ads ;)