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Saga for iOS, Android Learns Your Habits, Improves Your Life

By - Source: The Verge | B 12 comments

Meet Saga, the latest digital assistant hoping to make your life a little bit easier.

Ever since Apple unveiled Siri, the world has become intrigued by the idea of an intelligent digital assistant. Since then, a number of digital rivals have appeared to improve your quality of life. The latest example comes from Seattle-based ARO's Saga app for the iOS and Android platforms. Learning from your everyday habits and routines, Saga is just about as close as you can get to having a real life assistant built into an app.

After Saga gets a grasp on your daily routine including places you visit, routes you travel and times you eat, the app streamlines your life by choosing the most efficient routes, reminds you when it's lunchtime and even rewards you for mixing things up. The assistant has a built in experience point element that will appeal to gamers, rewarding points for healthy habits or being outdoorsy.

Saga for iOS and Android

If you are a Foursquare or Facebook fiend, Saga will even automatically record your locations and check in for you when you go out. Although some people may cringe at the idea of an application recording and analyzing our every move, ARO assures us that it will never share its users' data.

The application is still a work in progress, but an initial release is already available for download on iOS. Android users will also be able to test the app sometime in the next couple of weeks. Head on over to the iTunes app store to download your free iOS copy. For more information on the app, head on over to ARO's GetSaga.com.

 

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    sceen311 , August 3, 2012 5:13 AM
    hmmmm... sounds creative enough.
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    opmopadop , August 3, 2012 5:14 AM
    The 'How to be a human' app is going to be huge. I do feel a little worried about what we are evolving into. The last thing I need is an app reminding me I havn't eaten for 18 hours.
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    ttcboy , August 3, 2012 5:34 AM
    Another Track me 24/7 app ?? NO THANKS !!!
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    Zingam_Duo , August 3, 2012 6:59 AM
    Does it please sexually too?
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    Collie147 , August 3, 2012 7:20 AM
    So it rewards you for spending money? Get a manicure 20 points, Eat at expensive restaurant 50 points, get mugged 100 points! You are the Weiner!
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    icemunk , August 3, 2012 8:56 AM
    ttcboyAnother Track me 24/7 app ?? NO THANKS !!!


    Get used to it. Welcome to the future.
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    lamorpa , August 3, 2012 1:18 PM
    Moronic. These apps that try to co-opt what little personal creativity is left in your life are for the truly brain dead.
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    Anonymous , August 3, 2012 2:27 PM
    Yet another app that tracks every one of your moves; read the fine print. They'll be selling that information to marketers.

    Just don't complain about SPAM when it hits you
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    zak_mckraken , August 3, 2012 2:29 PM
    At first I was afraid that it would share my user data, but then I read that they assure us that it will never share its users' data, so now I'm not worried anymore. I mean, companies like that keep their word and are transparent right? Right?
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    amdwilliam1985 , August 3, 2012 3:47 PM
    I thought Siri was a flop.
    Ask iPhone 4S users and see how many of them use it on a regular basis.

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    subaru41 , August 3, 2012 3:59 PM
    amdwilliam1985I thought Siri was a flop.Ask iPhone 4S users and see how many of them use it on a regular basis.


    That is correct. They all say Siri is in beta mode, but Siri, was released back in 2009, then bought out by Apple. Then re-released last August. I have never heard of beta testing lasting a year, Some people complain about Android rolling out slow update releases which is the carriers fault, how about Apple? It has been a year and it is still in beta?

    Here is a video to show how well Siri really works.
    http://appadvice.com/appnn/2012/08/this-parodic-scorsese-siri-ad-paints-the-humble-virtual-assistant-in-a-more-realistic-light?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews
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    Anonymous , August 3, 2012 8:07 PM
    You are welcome to download Saga, but it requires an invite to actually function. Solid reporting. Thanks.
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