Windows Mobile SportyPal 1.1.1

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.

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14 Comments on “Windows Mobile SportyPal 1.1.1”

  1. joey Says:

    Great program. I like the facebook integration. My big gripe is that I must recreate my profile with each upgrade. Why can’t it remember my settings when a new version is installed?

    Also, the profile screen doesn’t lend itself to touchscreen phones. Even though I’m on Windows Phone 6.5, I still need to break out the stylus for your app.

  2. joey Says:

    one more thing… Are you going to add this app to the Windows Marketplace? This will make checking for upgrades much easier. You’d probably multiply your installed base by 100x too.

  3. Pete Weinman Says:

    My first time running this new version, I uploaded my last workout and immediately I got this error (first time I ever got it):

    Sportypal has encountered an error and needs to close.
    I click OK and then I see this:

    The error could not be logged (nullreferenceexception)
    clicking OK makes it close.

    Now, each time I restart the program, I go through the same thing. I guess I’ll re-install and see what happens…
    Pete

  4. VinceInSeattle Says:

    Any ideas on how to sync to GPS faster? Samsung Epix phone, Windows Mobile 6.5. Windows-managed, it takes at least 2 minutes usually and sometimes longer to be able to Start a run. I also tried the Native mode on Com1 and Com9 (the Programs and Hardware settings recommended for this phone) but couldn’t get a sync at all. Does it matter that I’m in Seattle on the edge of the continent and far north latitude?

    • SportyPal Says:

      Doesn’t matter where you are. Are you using QuickGPS or Extended GPS? Try those, they speed up signal acquisition significantly.

      • VinceInSeattle Says:

        Holy Moses! Had never heard of these apps before, did some research and found a cab for QuickGPS. Downloaded the cab, installed, downloaded the satellite data. Walked outside and it took barely 5 seconds for SportyPal to sync and be ready for a workout! Great recommendation!

  5. joey Says:

    Vince- G=global so you should it should work as long as you have a view of the sky.

    SportyPal Team-
    My problem is that I have gaps in my data points so my runs aren’t recorded accurately. For exmaple, see this work out: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/97147

    You can see two obvious places where data points are missing. I didn’t jump in the water and swim across the pond during my run and I didn’t cut across the field.

    Any idea how to prevent this?

    I’ve got a Tilt2 with WinMo 6.5.

    • SportyPal Says:

      There’s no way to avoid it, really. Most phones weren’t designed to be workout trackers so you’re bound to lose the GPS signal every once in a while. The best you can do is make sure that your device is placed well during a workout (higher is better, i.e. top of backpack, upper pockets etc.).

  6. Joseph Says:

    Great program. I have windows mobile 6.1 HTC Touch Pro 2 running SportyPal. Everything seems to work except the live mapping feature (I simply get a “compass” image but no map display. Do you know the cause of this?
    Thanks.


  7. what happen with sportypal online portal? i can’t retrieve my records, please fix it. thanks.


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