Archive for April 2010

Windows Mobile SportyPal 1.2.6

April 23, 2010

A new update is now online for Windows Mobile users, fixing several issues found in previous versions. Here’s what’s been changed in the new version:

  • The end (red/hang up) button should no longer cause your device to freeze.
  • Fixed the weird map thing that happens if you can’t resist the urge to switch your device’s orientation while waiting for the map image to load.
  • Fixed the pop-up menus.
    • The one in the workout details form is no longer obscured by the map.
    • Entering or leaving screens while a menu is open will no longer cause the next screen to start with an open menu.
  • If you use the end button to close SportyPal while viewing the rotated workout map or graph, your screen orientation will be restored to default.
  • Fixed several crashes (thanks to everyone who sent in an error log – we can’t reproduce most of these issues, so you basically fixed this one yourselves).
  • Fixed Twitter sharing.
    • Fixed the share screen not remembering your Twitter username and password (again, thanks for reporting this).
    • Your Twitter posts now have a short link to your workout.

Users upgrading directly from version 1.0 should read this note.

Download the new CAB here.

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

Indoor workouts are now available online

April 16, 2010
The Indoor button

The Indoor button

You can now use the SportyPal website to keep track of your indoor workouts, or any type of workout that doesn’t involve GPS tracking.

There’s a new menu item under “Workouts” that takes you to the new section of the website. Here you can enter a new indoor exercise or view your existing ones. You can choose from one of the preexisting workout types, or define your own types. Each exercise can have an entry for reps, weights, distance and/or time. You can enter your own calorie count, and if you’ve chosen one of the predefined types, you also get a suggested amount of calories based on the rest of the data.

Selecting an exercise type

Selecting an exercise type

We hope you enjoy this new feature. Expect to see it improved in the future. If you have any questions, comments or run into any trouble using it, we’d like to hear from you here, on the forum or on the support page.

SportyPal on KillerStartups

April 15, 2010

User driven startup review site KillerStartups reviewed SportyPal yesterday. You can see the review and vote for SportyPal here.

Full screen on touchscreen devices

April 14, 2010
A screenshot of the on-screen keyboard in action

This is what we're talking about

Since the Java version of SportyPal now supports touchscreen devices, you’ll probably want to hide the on-screen navigation buttons on your Symbian-based touchscreen device. To do this, you have to disable the on-screen keyboard for SportyPal in your Application Manager. Different devices have the Application Manager in different places, but it’s usually in Control panel -> App Mgr. or Settings -> Data mgr -> Application Manager.

When you get there, find SportyPal1.0 in the Installed Apps list, then go to Options -> Suite settings -> On-screen keyboard, and set it to off.

SportyPal Java and Blackberry v1.2.4 released

April 7, 2010

Update: v1.2.4 for BlackBerry is now available

Changes in v1.2.4:
– SportyPal should now be able to acquire a GPS signal on BlackBerry Tour and Storm for Verizon users

SportyPal v1.2.3 for Java and Blackberry are now available.

Changes in v1.2.3 for Java and Blackberry:
– Fixed an error which prevented the app from starting up on some devices (the “Fatal error: error” startup message)
– Handles HTTP redirects properly now – this make upload and registration work on some carriers.

Additional changes in v1.2.3 for Blackberry:
– The app is now signed. This version should eliminate two issues:
1) The registration and uploads used to only work on phones with a wifi connection. It should now work on all phones and any kind of internet connection (wifi/carrier/BES etc).
2) We’re hoping that the “GPS Not Allowed” error will be now gone – at least on phones/carriers where other 3rd party apps can use GPS.

If you’re still seeing the “GPS Not Allowed” error or the app gets stuck at the “Initializing GPS” screen for more than 5 minutes, please check out the official “gps not allowed” thread on the forums.

Windows Mobile SportyPal 1.2.5

April 6, 2010

A new update is now online for Windows Mobile users, fixing most of the issues introduced in 1.2.4. Here’s what we fixed:

  • Upload speed should be back to normal now.
  • SportyPal should no longer crash at random on certain devices.
  • Downloading the workout map right after completing the workout should no longer force your display mode to landscape.

This is an old version and is no longer available for download. You can download the newest CAB here.

Windows Mobile SportyPal 1.2.4

April 1, 2010

A new update is now online for Windows Mobile users, fixing several minor issues present in the previous versions.

Here’s a list of changes made in the new version:

  • The home, end and call buttons are now handled properly. The taskbar will now appear when the home or call buttons are pressed. The end button now closes SportyPal, unless you are in the middle of a workout, in which case it just minimizes it. If you can’t find SportyPal in the programs menu (the one on the home screen’s upper right corner), then run SportyPal again (it won’t start another instance, just show the running application).
  • The start menu no longer says “SportyPal” after you close the application. Note that closing SportyPal now takes you to the home screen regardless of what you had running in the background (same effect as pressing the end button).
  • Registration failures now have more detailed error messages.
  • Fixed a potential crash that could occur while saving a workout.
  • The GPS signal loss warning is a bit less sensitive now.

This is an old version and is no longer available for download. You can download the newest CAB here.