Cardwheel Is A Memories App That Recalls Photos Based On Context, Not Time

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Launching today, Cardwheel is an app that recalls a fresh set of memories each day. However, unlike year-ago-remembering apps, Cardwheel uses machine learning to recall relevant, contextual memories based on a number of different factors.

Here’s how the service works: Every morning users are presented with a daily wheel of up to 12 photos. These photos come from places like your camera roll, Facebook photos, and Instagram account, and act as an archive that Cardwheel will use to create its daily memories.


The interesting part is how Cardwheel decides what type of wheel to show you each day. The app takes into account things like location, recent activities and even relationships on social networks to determine what type of wheel it will create.

For example, the app may sense you’re on vacation at the beach and show you photos from the last time you were at that vacation spot, regardless of whether…

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