What would you like to see in Arc App v3.11?

  • A Places tab similar to the Activity tab
  • Custom activity types
  • Improvements to Dark Mode support
  • Ability to import GPX
  • Add Arc Mini’s debug views to Arc App
  • Integration with This & That app
  • Move all visits of a place to another
  • Calendar import
  • Ability to import Arc JSON format
  • Ability to import Gyroscope data

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Arc App v3.10.0 is almost live on the App Store (pending Apple’s usual review process, which takes about a day). What would you like to see in the next update?

I’ve included in this poll all the highest voted features from the last poll that didn’t make it into 3.10.0, plus a bunch of things highly voted on the Changemap site.


Just a heads up: Arc 3.11.0 should be arriving tomorrow, but it doesn’t have any of the features voted on. The reason being, I wanted to start work on the top voted feature, ie a Places tab, but it felt wrong to dive into that before ever having finished the Overview tab!

So I’ve finally added photos to the Overview tab. Which makes that tab much more useful now - it’s quite pleasant to use! :tada:

And now that that’s out of the way, I’ll get back to the top voted features, for Arc 3.12.0 :smile:

Here’s an example of what the Overview tab looks like now:


I’m not sure if this is the right place.

Just stating to think about such. As with various calendar apps, i hope for someday more easily being able to see various visits. For example perhaps long hold some entry and seeing all visits in some improved visit view.

Integration with calendar and showing events that went along with some visit? Not sure.

Swipe down for search field? In general how to search and navigate in interesting ways as with some calendar apps?

Some confirmation screen? Such as a list where one can merely tap or swipe an entry to confirm? With some context info such that it is indeed possible to know location or place within series or time. Not sure to explain.

Some alternate view that is more of a scrolling calendar, perhaps showing only places such that one can see visits and imagine them more as some activity or place history? Same for Overview and Activity. A history in some sense over weeks and months maybe more useful than by day.

You can do this now, from the “Place Details” section on a visit details view. Tap on “Total visits” to get a list of all visits to that place, or tap on “Common duration”, “Common arrival/leaving” to get bar charts of common visit durations and arrival/leaving times, then you can tap on the bars to get lists of visits that fall within that range.

Though I’ve already started working on a new Place view, which will initially be this “Place Details” section split off into a new view, allowing for adding more Place details and functionality into a dedicated view. Which will then lead into building the “Places tab” feature, which is the highest voted!

Coincidentally this new Place view is where I’m putting the new button for the second highest voted feature in the poll - moving all visits to another place. So the two top voted requests are going nicely together :smile:

I’ve got in mind a very advanced search/AI chat feature in mind, to add soon. I’ve already started building it as an experiment in one of my other apps (This & That). Basically it’s ChatGPT/GPT-4 but with it knowing how to fetch data from your Arc database. So you can ask “what places did I visit most in January, and how do those numbers and places compare to February?” Then the AI chatbot knows how to fetch that data, it’s presented in the chat interface, and the AI intelligently interprets the results for you, with any insights it thinks valid.

Here’s a not particularly insightful example from This & That app:

Thanks for the info. Of the first thing of other visits i am aware though I’m really not fond of such multiple taps and scrolling.

One other thing. Not sure what to think of it or possible options. I’d like to retain backup yet not on iCloud, or perhaps have the app retrieve and move backup to iCloud only when needed such as for restore?

Understand such may be problematic and not so great such as using Dropbox.

The main issue is that I heavily rely on iCloud for reading PDFs or using numerous other file types. As such, recent files isn’t usable since there could be hundreds of files in the past day from Arc.

Maybe someway?