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Alibi App is Your 24 Hour Eye-Witness

We've all experienced a situation at some point in our lives that we wish we could play back, whether that be to back up a good argument or simply to relive a particularly good laugh. It happens constantly, from debates with friends over what time you have agreed to meet, to police encounters that turn unsavoury. Recognising this gap in the market, the Alibi app has found a clever way to do exactly that.

Running discreetly in the background, the app constantly records your daily life in one hour intervals, deleting the unused files unless you give the command to save it. By only hanging onto those recordings you opt to the developers have found a good way of making sure your phone doesn't become cluttered with hour long videos, which would dramatically reduce your available memory.

The saved files are compressed to further cut down on memory usage and the files are hidden away on your SD card to avoid easy tampering. The company also like to shout about how they've optimised the app to ensure that it doesn't noticeably affect your battery. I'm sceptical about how they've managed that with an app that utilises so many functions quite so often, but I'll take their word for it at this point.

The app can record sound, video and images, as well as tagging your location for all recordings. This makes for a pretty fool-proof witness should the need arise for one, when the app is working properly.

Initial reviews highlight quite a few bugs with the app, from non-existent or corrupted video files to constant freezes. Obviously if the app is going to have any kind of major success these problems need fixing fast, but users are still eager to point out that they like the idea behind the app, they just want it to be more reliable. I found myself genuinely excited when I first heard about this app, and I will continue to keep a close eye on its progress in the coming months.

The app is available for free download now on Android devices (although I might wait until the next patch arrives).

Sam Bonson

Sam is an aspiring novelist with a passion for fantasy and crime thrillers. Currently working as Editor of Social Songbird, he hopes to one day drop that 'aspiring' prefix. Follow him @SamAtSMF

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Alibi App is Your 24 Hour Eye-Witness Reviewed by Unknown on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Rating: 5

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