It’s not easy to automatically get hold of the data you might want to see in Sownata. In some cases it’s because of privacy concerns and historic abuse of such access but in other cases it’s just down to there being no incentive for a platform / service to give you access to data that might prompt you to use it less.
Chess.com have a great API and you can use Sownata to get insights into long term trends and help you improve. You only need a user name (so you could checkout your opponents too) and the instructions are here.
If you use an Apple Watch to track workouts and/or you use Apple Fitness+ then you should definitely checkout the HealthKit integration. Importing your workout data is effortless and you can get a great overview of you workout habits. Instructions (and a YouTube video) are here.
We love Strava. It’s super easy to import your activities into Sownata so you can get more of a birds-eye-view of how you’re doing. We don’t think you’ll need them but the instructions are here, just in case.
We love Twitter too. It has a good API and provides access to all the information that you might want in Sownata. It couldn’t be easier to see your Twitter data in Sownata (instructions are here).
“Download Your Data” Integration
Instagram does have an API but it doesn’t expose any of the information that you might want to see in Sownata (e.g. Posts or Likes). It does however, allow you to “download your data”. It’s a pretty simple process (described here), give it a go.
Facebook does have an API but it doesn’t expose any of the information that you might want to see in Sownata (e.g. Posts or Likes). There used to be some interesting data (i.e. your Likes) available via “download your data” but it has been removed. You can see what used to be possible here.
You might have spotted a trend emerging… YouTube does have an API but it doesn’t expose any of the information that you might want to see in Sownata (e.g. Watch History). It does however, allow you to “download your data”. It’s a pretty simple process (described here). If you watch YouTube videos, you will find something interesting in the resultant Sownata Dashboard.
Netflix does not provide (and hasn’t for some time) an API. It does however, provide nice web-based access to your viewing history. The downloadable data is missing a bunch of useful information but you should have no problems following the instructions (here) to import your Netflix viewing data into Sownata.
We love Monzo. Their API isn’t public yet but we have a working integration that gives you great insights into where you are spending the most money and how your spending habits have changed over time.
Let us know what data you would like to see in Sownata…