FIR Interview: Tony Million, Narrato, on Life Logging and the Quantified Self

Narrato Journal

Digital start-up Narrato has launched Narrato Journal, an app for iOS which gives you the ability to “log your life” by plugging in a range of popular social media and quantified self technologies to track your activities (and even your mood). Narrato is backed by WayraUK, Telefónica’s tech start-up accelerator programme.

The Narrato Journal powers integration with services that currently include Twitter, Foursquare, and Instagram – they say others are coming – enabling you to pool and manage your own personal data. In essence, Narrato curates your “lifestream” so that information is available in one place, in a private cloud, and exportable for you to manage and save, helping you create a rich picture of your activities.

In this FIR Interview by co-host Neville Hobson,  Narrato co-founder Tony Million explains what Narrato Journal is and how it works, using the iPhone app (versions for iPad and Android are in development) to gain insight from the data it curates and processes.

Million explains what ‘quantified self’ means and looks ahead over the next five years or so to offer his insight on how the market for life-logging and tools like Narrato Journal could develop where wearable technologies are on the rise; where trusted and usable insight from data about individuals’ behaviors has real value to those individuals, including in the workplace; and where genuine possibilities for how an individual can gain monetizable insight from his or her own life data are beginning to emerge.

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About our Conversation Partner

Tony MillionTony Million is Chief Story Teller and co-founder of Narrato.

A serial entrepreneur, previous to founding Narrato, Tony co-founded Sonique, one of the first MP3 players. It achieved over 100 million downloads and was acquired by Lycos for £55 million. He then founded Bababoo and was involved in iViews, which was acquired by Microsoft.

Tony is passionate about technology and the quantified self movement.

Connect with Tony on Twitter: @TonyMillion.

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(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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