Time of My Life

Time of My Life is a relatively new Windows Phone 8 app from Microsoft Studios that is designed to help you track where you spend your time.

The app uses your Windows Phone location services to log the time you spend in one location or the other and will chart your activity with daily, weekly and monthly graphs.

Time of My Life is an interesting app with potential but could use a little fine-tuning.

App Layout

Time of My Life

Time of My Life's layout consists of three pages, your home page, map page and settings page. They offer the following features.

Home Page: Time of My Life's Home Page will display your saved locations, options to choose the time range you want graphed (daily, weekly or monthly), directional arrows to scroll through the dates, and then the graphs are displayed on the bottom half of the Home Page.

Map Page: Here is where you set the locations you want to track. You will need to scroll around the map manually to find the location you want to monitor and then double tap the spot on the map. Once the location is created, Time of My Life will monitor the time spent at that location.

Settings: Time of My Life only has one setting. Turning on and off Location Sensing.

As you move about during the day between locations, Time of My Life will monitor the time you spend at any one location. The charting is somewhat vague as to how much time you are spending at a location but close enough to give you a feel for where you are spending your time.

Overall Impression

The interface is simple but could be better. For example, the default map view is set to Redmond, Washington (should be of surprise) and lacks any tools to center the map on your current location. The map also lacks any search features so to set a location (unless you happen to be in Redmond) you will need to manually scroll around the map.

I think Time of My Life has potential but there needs to be an easier way to create locations. In the least there needs to be a "My Location" control button on the map view to center the map on that location. I also wouldn't mind seeing map layers added so you can toggle between the street map and a satellite view.

The concept behind Time of My Life has strong potential and the app in current form is nice. I just couldn't help but feel it could be better.

If you are interested in seeing how much time during the day you spend at home, work or any other location you may visit, Time of My Life is a good option to consider. The Windows Phone 8 app is free and you can find Time of My Life here in the Windows Phone Store.

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