Archive for September 2010

SportyPal Pro on Sony Ericsson’s LiveView Fitness Pack

September 28, 2010

Today sees the announcement of the Sony Ericsson LiveView(TM). This innovative accessory is another step in Sony Ericsson’s commitment to help consumers get the very best mobile phone experience through the open Android platform. The Sony Ericsson LiveView(TM) is part of the Sony Ericsson Extras portfolio – a division which offers a total product experience and enhanced mobile possibilities.

The Sony Ericsson LiveView(TM) is also available in one of the Sony Ericsson Experience Packs. An ‘Experience Pack’ is a package of several related components that together create a great user experience in a certain area. The packages include mobile phone applications, accessories, services and much more. The “Sony Ericsson Fitness Pack” is aimed at sports and fitness enthusiasts. It contains a sport application for the Sony Ericsson LiveView(TM) – The SportyPal(TM) Pro – and a carrying case for your mobile phone – ideal for exercising.

SportyPal Pro in LiveView

SportyPal 1.7.7 for Android

September 10, 2010

We’ve updated the Android version of SportyPal to reflect recent changes in the Twitter API which prevent you from posting your workouts to Twitter from your device. It also fixes several stability issues. Here’s a list of changes in the latest version:

  • Sharing to Twitter now works just like sharing to Facebook. SportyPal no longer requires you to enter your Twitter username and password to share, but you have to connect your SportyPal account to your Twitter account. To do this, log in to sportypal.com, go to My Profile, click the Facebook & Twitter tab, click the Connect button next to Twitter and follow the onscreen instructions.
  • Fixed negative speeds bug (causes workouts to appear scrambled).
  • Improved coordinate filtering (no more (0, 0) coordinates).
  • Fixed a crash that would happen when attempting to view the map without a current location.
  • Attempted to improve overall data saving stability and eliminate database-related crashes.
  • Fixed a bug where OKing the post-workout post-upload sharing dialog with no options checked would not close the main workout activity even though the workout has ended, allowing all sorts of bizarre stuff to happen. Phew.
  • You no longer get a “thank you for registering” e-mail every time you register your device.
  • Samsung Moment (and potentially several other devices that had their GPS timestamps royally messed up by Samsung’s Android OS update) can now record workouts that they can upload. There’s nothing that we can do for your existing workouts, but at least you’ll be able to make new ones.

You can get this version by searching for “SportyPal” in the Android Market, or you can download it from the download page on our website.

Note that it’s usually a good idea to restart your device after installing a new version of SportyPal.

An update for OS 1.5 that implements these changes is coming soon.

Windows Mobile SportyPal 1.2.7

September 10, 2010

A new update is now online for Windows Mobile users, re-enabling you to post from to Twitter from your device, as well as fixing several bugs. Here’s what’s been changed in the new version:

  • Sharing to Twitter now works just like sharing to Facebook. SportyPal no longer requires you to enter your Twitter username and password to share, but you have to connect your SportyPal account to your Twitter account. To do this, log in to sportypal.com, go to My Profile, click the Facebook & Twitter tab, click the Connect button next to Twitter and follow the onscreen instructions.
  • The workout details Options menu now has a Fix option that should fix workouts that have negative values or values to large to be uploaded. This is irreversible, and it can sometimes trim a few seconds off of non-broken workouts, so don’t use it on non-broken workouts, OK?
  • Fixed an UI-related crash that would often occur if a device drops the GPS signal mid-workout.
  • Attempted to fix the HD2’s power+GPS issues as per our users’ advice on the forums. We obviously can’t test if this helps, since we’ve never experienced these issues ourselves, but we hope it’ll help.
  • Increased Google Map download timeout for those folks out there with slower data connections.
  • The task manager  should now show only one instance of SportyPal running at a time.
  • Fixed a potential crash while downloading the post-workout Google map.
  • Fixed a bug where the “My Profile” screen would not to be updated with a new language until you restarted the application.
  • Ports in the GPS port selection list should now appear in the correct order.
  • Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause the workout stats in the workout details view to appear with the workout’s Google map as their background.
  • The sorting menu in My Workouts is now closed when starting to drag the workouts list while the menu is open.
  • The prompt asking you if you want to upload your workout after it’s finished no longer has the question mark icon/background.
  • Several more minor bug fixes.

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.