Archive for July 2011

SportyPal v2.3 released (Java and Blackberry)

July 13, 2011

Version 2.3 (Java/Blackberry) has been released.

Changes:

* Improved auto-pause algorithm
* Added: New filters which should eliminate extreme GPS errors.
* Added: You can now view actual/remaining distance/time for all goals and tracks.
* Added: You can now change the workout type in the workout details view using the workout type’s icon.
* Added: Track delete option.
* Added: New help menu item in the main screen.
* Added: New Weather feature (can be accessed from the menu of the main screen)
* Added: New white GPS status icon – GPS is completely unavailable and unlikely to become available soon.
* Added: Warning message during workouts if no storage space is avialable.
* Changed: Accessing the workouts for the current month should be easier now.
* Fixed: After pausing and resuming a workout – unable to focus and switch the topmost progress bar on key phones
* Fixed: After acquiring gps and the manual start button is shown, the stop button was not visible.
* Fixed: After finishing a workout, starting another workout will properly reset the progress bars.
* Fixed: Blackberry: “Prevent standby” now works correctly.
* Fixed: Faster workout saving after finishing a workout (much faster on some phones).
* Fixed: Clicking on month in main screen will open the month workout list instead of the year list now.
* Fixed: Matching synced workouts with tracks
* Fixed: Other smaller issues…

Java (J2ME) download is available here:
SportyPalJ2ME.jad
SportyPalJ2ME.jar
SportyPalJ2ME.jad (Samsung and LG)
SportyPalJ2ME.jar (Samsung and LG)

Blackberry links:

SportyPalJ2ME.jad – use this link from the phone to install over-the-air

SportyPalJ2ME_BB.alx – (needed to install from PC)
SportyPalJ2ME_BB.cod – (needed to install from PC)

The missing MTB icon (and it’s less-frequently-noticed Road-cycling counterpart)

July 13, 2011

Some of you have been commenting on us removing the MTB (mountain biking) icon from the selectable activity types in SportyPal Pro/v2. We haven’t removed anything, nor is this a bug. Road-cycling and MTB are only available if you have an active trial or SportyPal Pro subscription.

SportyPal Summer Competition is on!

July 13, 2011

If you’ve visited sportypal.com lately, you may have noticed that a new SportyPal competition has started. Click the banner below to enter the competition:

SportyPal Summer Competition

We’re giving away 5 Sony Ericsson XP110 experience packs, 3 SE MW660 Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Headsets, and 10 one-year SportyPal Pro subscriptions. Once signed in, to get a chance to win one, all you have to do is make and upload workouts from now until September 21. Each public upload grants you competition tickets, and each ticket increases your chances of winning.

Some of you have been asking why you don’t seem to have any tickets, even though you’ve signed in and have been uploading workouts. For a workout to count towards your competition points, you need to set its visibility level to “Everyone”. Also, to prevent abuse, GPX uploads won’t get you any competition tickets.

To set the default visibility level for new workouts, go to My Profile -> Privacy options, select “Everyone” in the “My workouts can be seen by” box, and click the Save Preferences button.

My Profile

My Profile

To set the visibility level for workouts that have already been uploaded, open the workouts list, mark the workouts for which you would like to change the visibility levels, click the Privacy button and select Everyone from the “Share with” pop-up box.

Privacy settings

Privacy settings

Good luck!

SportyPal Pro 1.5.7 for Android

July 12, 2011

A new update is now available for Android users. This is mostly maintenance/bugfix release. Here’s what we changed since version 1.5.5:

  • Online help is now available via the app (it can be reached via the first screen’s pop-up menu, or Android’s menu).
  • There is now a global voice switch that can disable all voice notifications at once (except the LiveKey-related ones).
  • You can now enter your maximum heart rate, resting heart rate and VO2 max. These affect your heart rate-based calorie counts. If you don’t know your max/resting HR and VO2 max, leave them blank when entering your data and they’ll automatically be filled in with estimated values.
  • Heart rate-based calorie counts should be saved (and uploaded) properly now.
  • Fixed an issue where goal-based workouts would not ask you if you want to upload your workout after finishing them.
  • Fixed current/average speed mix up in voice notifications.
  • Fixed Hungarian translation.
  • The weather display now works in landscape mode without having to re-orient the screen.
  • Fixed an issue where using the LiveKey to start SportyPal Pro while the screen is off would set the activity type to Golfing.
  • You can now finger-slide to change between the Plan/Month/Quarter tabs in the main screen.
  • The date display on the month tab’s bar now just shows “Workout” most of the time, to indicate that it is clickable and that you can view your workouts there.
  • Fixed the remaining display for calorie-based goals not showing the correct time and distance.
  • You can now select “Default” as your language, which was always the default option and translates to “whatever my device’s locale is, or English if you don’t have it”.
  • Updated the default average speeds for goals.
  • Icon changed a bit.
  • ANR fixes.
  • Crash fixes.

Version 1.5.6 was available over the weekend, but new users reported several issues while attempting to register via the application.

You can find SportyPal Pro by searching for it on the Android Market, or by scanning the QR code displayed here.

Note that if you are upgrading from a beta version of SportyPal Pro, you must first uninstall the previous version before installing this one.

SportyPal Coach released

July 6, 2011

SportyPal Coach for iPhone (equivalent to SportyPal Pro and SportyPal 2) has finally been released and is now available in the App Store.

Go get it here.