Hello! I have been researching the world of self-tracking, and have noticed a trend that I am trying to understand.
It seems as if many in the Quantified Self community are building their own solutions to aggregate & analyze their personal data, instead of using one of the many services already out there like Exist, Optimized, or Gyroscope.
Why do you think that is? If you’ve built your own application (or are very familiar with this world), what is the reason you’re not using something that somebody else has built?
- Do the existing solutions lack certain features that you would like to see to analyze your data?
- Do the existing solutions lack integrations with services that have personal data you care about?
- Are you concerned with other products having your personal data?
- Are you building the application yourself because you’re a builder and enjoy the process?
Thank you for adding your insight!