ZEO FTW: Free new app sees polyphasic naps, improves privacy
We don’t believe folks like Steve Jobs who claim “Open systems don’t always win.” We don’t believe that it’s ethical for body measuring companies to block users access to their information. We don’t believe that Zeo shouldn’t be ripped open and hacked–hell, do that and we may just give you a job.
We do believe that you own your data, can take your data with you, and get to decide what to do with it. We believe that you should be able to hack your SD Card data and get at your raw brainwaves. We believe in the power of open source software that anyone can modify to their own needs. And we believe in our users ability to set us straight when we go off course.
Yaaaaay, Zeo! I love when a company I've raved about does rave-worthy things after the fact, thus making me look either smart or psychic.
To clarify all the ways in which this is awesome:
- The ZeoDecoderViewer can process & show polyphasic nap data!
- It's free!
- It lets you see your sleep data on your own computer, without uploading it to the Zeo website!
- It's exactly the kind of thing most electronics companies refuse to do, because they want to "lock customers in" instead of giving them what they want!
Nice work, Zeo! I really hope I get time to try this soon…if any of you do, please drop a comment & let me know what you think?