Instant (app)

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Initial release2015
Stable release
Operating systemAndroid, iOS
Available inEnglish, Japanese

Instant is a Quantified Self mobile app[2] for iOS[3] and Android. It tracks[4][5] the user's phone/app usage, travel, places, fitness and sleep automatically. It puts all this information on a dashboard and gives the user analysed reports based on the data. It is developed by Emberify, founded by Shashwat Pradhan. Instant 4.0 was launched on 13 July 2016 with a Chatbot Coach.[6] The Coach allows users to query data and it also passively analyses the user's trends and correlations.


Instant automatically tracks[7] phone/app usage, fitness, travel, sleep and places. It provides daily and weekly reports based on the user's tracked data. All the data stays only[8] on the user's smartphone. It is meant to track habits, especially used by Quantified Self and lifelogging enthusiasts.[9]

Instant is a passive journaling app, that automatically journals the user's life with data from the smartphone and sensors.[10] For health and fitness data it can also sync with Google Fit and Apple Health.[11]

Instant also can connect to the user's Apple Watch and Android Wear smartwatch.[12]

Trackable activities[edit]

As of May 2016, Instant tracks the following activities:[8][9][13]

  • Phone usage time
  • App usage time (Android only)[14]
  • Sleep
  • Time spent at places
  • Fitness
  • Travel time


Instant won the Grand Prize of the Google Fit Developer Challenge in April 2015.[15][16][17] It also won the Best App Ever Awards 2015 in the Productivity Category.[18]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Instant- Quantified Self". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  2. ^ "Instant's New Android App Lets You Track Just About Anything". TechCrunch. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Instant - Quantified Self on the App Store". App Store. Retrieved 2016-05-27.
  4. ^ "New app that lets you track time of nearly anything you want". News 18. 13 Feb 2015.
  5. ^ "Get Phone Usage Stats in Instant". The New Indian Express.
  6. ^ "Lifelogging app Instant's chatbot shows you just how addicted you are to your phone". 2016-07-13. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  7. ^ "New App By Indian Startup Emberify Keeps Track Of Almost Everything About Your Life". The Huffington Post.
  8. ^ a b "Emberify". Retrieved 2016-05-27.
  9. ^ a b Eaton, Kit (20 Jan 2016). "'Quantified Self' Apps to Help Track Habits and Identify Patterns". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Instant Tracks Your Physical Activity and Phone Usage All in One Place". Lifehacker. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  11. ^ "New Android App Lets Users Track Nearly Anything They Want". Gadgets 360.
  12. ^ "Instant 3.1, wearables are welcome!". Emberify Blog. 2016-03-30. Retrieved 2016-05-27.
  13. ^ "Track and view all of your activities in an Instant". App Advice.
  14. ^ "Instant- Quantified Self - Android Apps on Google Play". Retrieved 2016-05-27.
  15. ^ "The Google Fit Developer Challenge winners". Google Developers Blog.
  16. ^ "Google Fit Developer Challenge Winners Announced". ProgrammableWeb.
  17. ^ "Google Announce Winners Of Google Fit Developer Challenge And Publish Winning Apps To The Play Store". Android Headlines.
  18. ^ "And the Winner of the 7th Annual Best App Ever Awards is..." 148 apps.