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Track All The Data In Your Life With TallyZoo

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How many things do you track in your life?

From how many reps you did at the gym, how many miles you ran, what foods you ate, what wines you’ve tried – you’re probably tracking a lot. And if you’re like me, you have various places you store this data from sticky notes to spreadsheets to iPhone apps to web applications. It’s exhausting! Unlike me, Ari Oberman and the team at TallyZoo, have done something about it. They wanted a flexible tool, with the fastest data entry possible that would allow users to track and graph data all in one consolidated location. This is how they came up with TallyZoo, a personal information platform.

TallyZoo is a website and iPhone app for tracking, visualizing, and sharing the important data in your life. The website is free and allows users to collect and visualize data, share their graphs, and create a personal dashboard. The iPhone app allows one-click data collection.

What makes TallyZoo different?
•    Completely customizable personal metrics information platform with a native iPhone app
•    Only app that allows users to setup and unlimited number of 1-click buttons, which you can move around just like on the iPhone main screen.
•    Allows users to display data in different and novel ways, create a dashboard, share and comment on graphs.

Check out this Intro Video:

Simply put, TallyZoo is the easiest way to create and share personal datashare graphs for your personal habits. Although the iPhone app is available (and very cool), it’s not necessary to take advantage of TallyZoo’s features. In fact, 40% of their clients utilize only the online web application.

When launching a new product, it’s always interesting to see how members will use your product, says founder, Ari Oberman. Ari says they have users tracking for a variety of purposes.  Some users are tracking weight loss, or habits they would like to change, like smoking.  Other people are using TallyZoo as a mobile business-reporting platform, entering sales and revenue information.  Still others are tracking less obvious, but equally important things.

“We have athletes, wine enthusiasts, life coaches, musicians, nearly every day we find that someone is tracking something new.  Here are two of our recent favorites: someone who is going green by tracking his Driving vs. Bike Riding, and this bird watcher who is tracking different types of Sparrows.  We love the fact that TallyZoo can be used successfully for so many different types of activities.”

TallyZoo and CloudComputing

Not knowing how TallyZoo would be received, Ari and team needed the ability to scale without extensive pre-planning.  And since it is a self-funded business, they needed to pay for resources as needed. Not new to Rackspace, choosing The Rackspace Cloud was an easy decision.  They are currently hosting the  TallyZoo website on our the Cloud Sites platform while their subversion repository is on Cloud Servers.

TallyZoo is another example of how cool customers with great ideas are taking advantage of our easy to use, scalable and low cost cloud computing platform. To learn more about TallyZoo, follow them on Twitter: http://twitter.com/tallyzoo.

So what are you waiting for? Simplify your life and sign up for TallyZoo. It’s free.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Angela Bartels.

Angela runs integrated marketing campaigns for Rackspace. She started at Rackspace in 2003 and has done everything from Linux support, account management, sales, product marketing and now lives in marketing. She left Rackspace in 2005 to work for PEER 1 Hosting but returned in 2009 because she was interested in the cloud computing movement (and has always been a Racker at heart). Angela is a strong believer in the power of storytelling.


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  • Zach D.

    I came across this app a few weeks ago. Not only do I have a lot of bad habits to track (how many drinks did I have last night???), it’s also helped me tell my doctor how often my messed-up back hurts me.

    I’m currently using it to study how my productivity varies throughout the day to maximize on-the-job performance.

    For a data nerd like me, this is an awesome thing.

  • Mark T

    I do some freelance consulting and this thing is insanely useful for tracking my hours on a project-by-project basis. The website is clean and doesn’t get in the way of my tracking. Can’t wait til they have an Android version so I can get in on the phone action.

  • Rachel J.

    This is such a cool app. It is helping me keep track of prospective buyers of my home, which has been on the market for three weeks.

  • Mo

    I dig it. I’ve been on a getting in shape bender this new year. Tallyzoo has surprisingly become quite the motivator for getting me to the pool and gym. Nothing worse than a big fat zero staring you in the face all week under “swim.” And unlike diet tracking websites, I don’t have to log-in online or deal with large pages to download, which can be slow at times.

    Nice features: the ability to have an item count up or down, as well as, setting individual items tracking to daily, weekly, or all the time… very helpful.

    Really this is just a very simple app that is easy to use and works. Well done and thanks.

  • Art M

    With Tallyzoo’s clean, stripped-down interface, Ari and the Tallyzoo team have succeeded in eliminating the cumbersome “too many steps to use it” issues that other tracking apps have. Tallyzoo is very easy to set up and quick to use for just about any sort of tracking activity; and it won’t break your budget either. I agree with MarkT, an Android version would be great.

  • http://www.cloudtweaks.com Cloud Tweaks

    Simple and easy. A very generous app indeed. It will surely help me in tracking my clients and customers in a very easy and convenient way.

  • paul

    The best way to stay true to those new year’s resolutions are to keep yourself motivated. See, it wasn’t so tough to hit the gym three times this week… and tallyzoo helped me keep track of that.

  • OBGYNMD

    I use Tally Zoo both professionally and personally. I use it to help me track how many procedures or deliveries I do in a week or month. Personally I have been using it for some silly stuff, like how often I floss (my dentist sure appeciates that) or to track how many times a day I eat sweets (makes me think twice before I reach for the candy that seems to be ever present on all the doctors lounges). Simple to use and I highly recommend it!

  • http://www.tallyzoo.com Ari

    Rackspace, thanks for all of the support!

    Looking forward to a great year on the RackSpace cloud.

    Ari Oberman
    Founder
    Tallyzoo.com

  • Tony G

    Great, simple to use app! As an IT professional, I use this app for quick adhoc reporting of SLA’s and IT Service Metrics. The website is great for pulling up quick dashboards of metrics data and has helped me capture the attention of management.

    Well done Tallyzoo team, thanks!

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  • Shelby Stanforth

    What I don’t get is that they can do all of this in a week? (Some of it being stuff people really want/would like), yes they don’t release it and the only way we find out about it is through a press release like this.

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