We’re writing today with a heavy heart to announce the sunsetting of the Fabric App.

Fabric has been a labor of love for us for the last four years. We’ve devoted all our time and energy into making the product we think should exist in the world. In the process, we believe we’ve pushed the boundaries on what technology should accomplish for users, and the experiences that personal data is capable of powering. However, we have been pushing against headwinds in the industry which make it unsustainable to stay afloat while standing by our principles.

We understand that this news is disappointing to a lot of you, as it is to us. In some ways, anything short of forever is unacceptable for something like an app for your memories. That said, we are making sure that your stories can be exported to another platform, or just to your hard drive.

The Fabric team has accepted a new opportunity where we get to bring our collective impact to a larger organization. However, this does not involve any user data. Your data is yours to take, and can be exported here: https://web.fabric.me/export-data.

The Fabric App will continue to be operational until March 2, 2019, after which your data will not be recoverable. We encourage you to use the export tool above as soon as possible.

If you are looking for alternatives to Fabric, here are some that our team recommends.

  • Arc App — A location tracking app similar to moves
  • Gyroscope — Location Tracking + various data integrations
  • Google Maps Timeline — Turning location to “always on” for Google Maps allows you to collect location history
  • Day One — The original iPhone journaling app
  • Momento — Private journal app that tries to automate journaling

We’d like to take a minute to thank all our amazing users. One of our core principles is a respect for each user that uses our app, and we are grateful to have had so much love and support for so long.

-The Fabric Team

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Fabric helps you remember the places you go, the people you meet, and the things you do. http://www.fabric.me

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