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Swarm Imports

Arc App can miss a lot of places if the venues are close to each other. For example when I’m walking around in a shopping centre I have to manually and try to select a location without breaking or leaving gaps in my timeline. If App could import and match Swarm checkin into the timeline this could solve a lot of the missing places.

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Tagged as Integration

Suggested 17 April 2019 by user Rob

Moved into In progress 03 September 2019

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  • 17 April 2019 Rob suggested this task

  • 17 April 2019 Matt Greenfield moved this task into Planned

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    This is high on my personal wishlist! I was hoping to get it into Arc 3.0, but it’ll have to wait until 3.1. But either way, it’s definitely going to happen 😄

    17 April 2019
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    Fantastic to hear and thanks Matt.

    17 April 2019
  • 18 July 2019 Matt Greenfield edited this task

  • 03 September 2019 Matt Greenfield moved this task into In progress

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    i liek the idea of swarm imports but I know that my swarm logins i add somewhat asynchronously. I just hope it wont screw with my timeline too much

    04 September 2019
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    Tim, Swarm shouldn’t let you add check ins to places that you’re not at (or weren’t at). So it should be fine.

    Sometimes Swarm reminds you about places you might have been at earlier in the day or on a previous day, and lets you add a checkin for that place. But that’s fine, because the checkin will be dated with the time that you were actually there, so it’ll all match up.

    04 September 2019
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    While that’s technically true, because I lived in a city, everything i visited was always in range of the find function and I got into the habit of just checking in at the end of the day rather than at that moment. I only ever check in to new places since I don’t really think there’s a point to checking in more than once on swarm

    I’d like import if it was like the quantified map app (which I think is no longer updated) when it’s just places the check in as points on the map. (It kind of links with my other suggestion where I asked for the ability to only display locations and not transportation modes) rather than using it to calibrate the tracking function.

    If you enable this, which I think you should. I hope that you can toggle whether or not it overwrites check-ins or only applies check ins to future events.

    I realize I have an edge case so if you don’t implement any of these just please put a warning up during import so I don’t override my current arc points

    04 September 2019
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    The initial implementation will only import new checkins.

    However I do eventually want to use it to backfill the timeline with historic visits. So I would recommend doing some housekeeping on your Swarm checkins history, to remove any incorrectly located checkins!

    05 September 2019
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    Maybe have it run a check of accepting if location is within 100 meters?

    05 September 2019
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    Tim, the Swarm checkins that Arc receives only contain the location of the place you checked into. They don’t contain your location at the time that you checked in. So Arc has no way of confirming that they are valid.

    06 September 2019
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    Or only overwrite for non-confirmed entries?

    10 September 2019
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    That is already the case. The Swarm importer (and all data importers, and the processing engine itself) isn’t allowed to modify manually confirmed places and activity types.

    10 September 2019