Archive for November 2009

Notifications

November 26, 2009

You may have noticed that we have a new feature on SportyPal.com: notifications. Notifications are displayed in the top bar whenever a friend posts a workout, whenever someone comments on one of your workouts and whenever you have set goals that are yet to be completed, depending on your preferences.

Notifications have to be enabled to receive them. To enable  notifications, click on the “no notifications” link in the top bar. Click the “Preferences” tab and set the notifications types you want to receive to “Enabled”, then click “Save Preferences”.

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Graphs are now zoomable

November 24, 2009

The speed and altitude graphs for your uploaded workouts have been updated. You can now zoom in to a specific section of the graph and view it in more detail (without the smoothed-out averages) by dragging the mouse across a section of the graph. To zoom out, double-click the graph.

SportyPal Bike demo is online

November 13, 2009

A Flash demo of SportyPal Bike is now available on the SportyPal website at this link:

http://www.sportypal.com/Demo

SportyPal Bike is a new application for iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile that is based on SportyPal but designed exclusively for cyclists.

You can enter your e-mail address at the demo page to be notified when SportyPal Bike is released for your device.

Windows Mobile SportyPal 1.1.1

November 2, 2009

A new update is now online for Windows Mobile users. This update allows you to share your workouts on Twitter and Facebook without having to visit the website.

Here’s what we changed in the new version:

  • The sharing screen

    The sharing screen

    Added Twitter and Facebook integration. If you choose to upload your workout when it’s completed, you’ll be taken to the “Share” screen where you have the option of checking “Facebook” and/or “Twitter” and pushing the left button to post a link. If you don’t want to share them immediately, you can access this screen using the “Options” menu while viewing your workout data.

    • For Twitter, you’ll need to provide your Twitter username and password at the share screen. You can check “Remember me” to avoid having to enter them again.
    • You don’t have to enter anything for Facebook, but you do need to connect your SportyPal account to your Facebook account before posting. This post contains instructions on doing this.
  • The “Upload” button in your workout details no longer goes away after you upload, which means that you no longer have to use the rather awkward re-uploading method from previous versions.

    The new options menu

    The new options menu

  • SportyPal should now notify you after uploading a workout if a newer version is available.
  • The workout’s starting time is now used as the official workout time (used to be the end time).
  • Fixed the NullReferenceException upload bug. You should be able to upload all of your workouts now. If not
  • Drastically reduced memory usage. This should put an end to the memory issues that high-res device users have been experiencing.
  • Fixed a bug in native GPS mode which would cause it to register failure even when it shouldn’t. This made it impossible for some users to use native mode.
  • Fixed a crash in the workout details screen that occurred when you scrolled through both free-style and non-free-style workouts using the d-pad.
  • The proxy bug should be gone for good now.
  • The d-pad buttons on landscape-screen Windows Mobile Standard devices are no longer mixed up when selecting a button from the status bar.
  • Added some bits to help keep the GPS chip online in case the device goes to sleep or the user presses the power button.
  • The tracking map now centers itself during the workout.
  • Fixed a (very rare) scenario that would cause the user’s e-mail address to be rejected during registration due to a null-terminating character being added at the end of every text box.
  • Fixed a scenario that would cause all uploads by a device to be rejected due to the device’s (or the device manufacturer’s) name containing illegal characters.
  • Added automatic language recognition for Czech.

Download the CAB here.

Any problems starting this version once you’ve upgraded? Read this.

Note that this is an old version of SportyPal. We’ve decided to keep it around because some of our users have been experiencing issues with the newer versions. If you’re installing SportyPal for the first time or if you’re upgrading from a previous version, you should probably download the newest CAB here.