Where Was I?

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About this app

Where Was I? records your location periodically, without draining your battery. It works perfectly together with latitude: With latitude enabled 'where was I?' will help it gathering much more data. However, you may choose to disable latitude if you'd rather keep your data local on the device. We think that 'where was I?' gives you more interesting ways to look at your data.

'where was I?' is an automatic diary, based on your locations. Doesn't your life get so busy that you simply lose track of all the places you've been? Do you promise yourself to keep tabs in your journal but always let it slide after a few weeks? Read on - we have the answer!

'Where Was I?' is a new kind of location tracker that is designed to always run in the background with minimal impact on the battery.

Where Was I? collects interesting stats about all the places you've been! You can point to a place on the map and the date and time where you were last there just pops up. How long where you there? Where did you go next? What on earth did you do two Saturday's ago? In short ... where does the time go and what are you doing with it?

Start using 'Where Was I?' today and get a grip on your life!

Technical stuff:

This is not a path tracker like 'MyTracks'! The GPS is only turned on at selected intervals.

'Where was I?' keeps your data stored locally! We don't transmit your data anywhere.

Define important locations by long pressing "locations" in the browser. The more information you add, the more interesting the statistics will become.

After installation, please give the app some time to collect locations. It may take a day or two until 'where was I?' unveils it's full power.

- tracks your whereabouts and keeps your data private
- tracks the cell towers you've used
- export your data to google earth
- always on, starts on boot

Please read below for an explanation of the permissions used:

INTERNET: This is necessary for reverse geocoding. (i.e. finding out the address of a location.)

CHANGE_WIFI_STATE: location tracking is much faster and far more reliable with wifi switched on. 'where was I?' needs to be able to switch on WiFi while updating the location.

ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: is used to set the wifi state back.

RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: used to start service if device has been restarted.

WAKE_LOCK: We need to hold a wake lock to reliably track in the background.
Updated on
Aug 27, 2013

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195 reviews
A Google user
March 10, 2016
This app automatically turns on my Wifi which unfortunately turns off my cell service which automatically causes me to not be online right in the middle of me being trying to use my cell service which is rather disconcerting when I am in the middle of talking to someone. This is not good and frustrates me so much that I have turned the service off. I wouldnt mind so much except that my device becomes useless when this happens if I can't get attached to those Wifi services such as my home network which has NO internet connection because it is not connected to the internet but is just an internal system. I understand the idea of triangulation with Wifi involved but in my case because when Wifi turns on my cell service shuts off automatically I have no internet connection or GPS service because that is what this LG Pad does to save on cell service charges. This app is frustrating because of that and the fact that it turns on the useless Wifi service and does NOT automatically switch back to cell service which inevitably makes this app useless in the end. If it stays on Wifi when I'm in the middle of the highway and it switches to Wifi where there is no Wifi but doesn't switch back to
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A Google user
April 11, 2015
I would expect an option to export the history to a text or csv file. Maybe an option to save the history to the SD card rather than internally. Other than that it's a very good app for location tracking.
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A Google user
March 11, 2015
I really like this app, it has worked for over 550 days in a row for me. U I like that this app doesn't share with other apps. I also believe that Google has a service that does the same thing... Google location history. So there's that... Overall, 10/10 one thing I should mention is that when you get over 10,000 data points...it starts to lag hardcore. So yeah... The longer it is running... The slower it gets.
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March 12, 2015
Thanks very much for your review. Just a little hint: To alleviate the slowing down, you can limit the data to the last 30 days (menu -> time range -> last 30 days).

What's new

support for high display density devices

proper italian translations! thanks very much to Adriano Taccini!

very minor technical update: using new crash handler

fixed tabs which were no longer properly shown on ICS
moved tabs up again to adhere to android UI guide lines