Moves to die at end of month
#367 Henry, Tuesday, 03 July 2018 9:04 AM (Category: Apps)
(Tags: facebook moves app)

My brother, Chris, introduced me to the Moves app back 20th April 2014. I have been using it ever since for self-surveillance. I use it with Momento to track where I've been. I use it every single day to see when I arrive at work, when I leave, how long I've been at work, what my travel time is. I use it every day, all day. It might burn through the battery, but it's been well worth it.

Moves was bought by Facebook in 2014. And today, Facebook announced they are shutting Moves down because of "low usage". Well fuck you, Facebook.

This is not the first time that an app I use a lot has been shut down. ANd every time an app I use a lot is shut down, it makes me more reluctant to try anything new. What's the point? If it's useful to me, it seems like it won't be useful to anyone else, so they shut it down. I think I will stick with the core Apple apps from now on, and not bother experimenting with anything new.

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