Archive for September 2012

SportyPal Events – New Feature Soon Available on SportyPal.com

September 26, 2012

This past month we’ve been busy working on our new web feature called SportyPal Events. So, what’s the idea behind it?

Well, you know how often you like to gather with your sport buddies and do a tour by bike, a hike on the nearby mountain or just a walk in the park. And, you have to tell them the time, the place, where you’ll be going, how long will it take and that can be very exhausting if told to 5 or more people. SportyPal Events will solve that.

You’ll be able to set a starting time, date, place and a map, invite your friends directly or by email. Even more, you can choose from existing tracks or workouts and set that as an event track.

SportyPal Events will be available on Monday, October 1st on SportyPal.com. Be sure to check it out.

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SportyPal 2.0 for Android

September 14, 2012

With this update, SportyPal Pro has been renamed to just SportyPal (the classic version of SportyPal has been renamed to SportyPal Classic and will be removed from the Google Play Store soon). Other then the name, here’s what we’ve changed since the last update:

  • Interval training mode is now available (requires a Pro trial or subscription).
  • Along with interval training, goals and tracks have been moved to the new Advanced button in the main screen.
  • The Sony SmartWatch is now supported.
  • You can now add a personal message to your Facebook posts (Settings -> Facebook -> Add personal message).
  • The music player should now work on all devices running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or later (with the exception of the Samsung Galaxy S3, which does not seem to like other apps accessing its music player). If you’re having trouble with the music player on a pre-Froyo device, please contact us and we’ll try to help you in the next update.
  • Added an icon showing that a workout has been uploaded to sportypal.com when viewing the list of workouts in the workouts list. Note that this icon will only show you whether you’ve used SportyPal to upload the workout (if you were to delete the workout from the website, it would still show as uploaded on your device).
  • Added a menu option in the workout screens that allows Sony Ericsson Xperia active users to view the bike mount guide.
  • Slovak language support.
  • Improved ANT+ sensor reconnection.
  • Attempted to fix a bug where a speed sensor cutting out mid-workout would cause sensor-based distance to be way behind the normal distance. This was very difficult to reproduce and test, so please let us know if it shows up again.
  • Updated the calorie estimation for swimming workouts to be slightly more accurate.
  • Fixed a bug where the the indoor timer would not reset the minutes after the hour changes (e.g. 2:164:17).
  • Fixes for climb/descend issues.
  • Fixed a bug where current speed, distance and time would not show up on the LiveView if the workout is in bike mode.
  • Fixed track downloads – missing track icons will no longer cause the entire track to fail to download.
  • Fixed a bug in the sensor setup screen where the tire/wheel diameter would increase every time you opened the screen if your units system was set to imperial.
  • Fixed additional stops during voice prompts on devices in certain locales.
  • Fixed a bug where the device’s locale would reassert itself as the application language after viewing the full screen graph.
  • Fixed the graph leaving the graph panel on high-res devices.
  • Fixed strides sensor showing m/s instead of km/h.
  • Fixed a dialog in the workouts list screen where the text would cut out on some devices.
  • Temporarily disabled screen rotation in the indoor screen.
  • Crash fixes.
  • ANR fixes.

You can find SportyPal by searching for it on Google Play, 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 – No More Confusion with the Names

September 14, 2012

We have a saying that goes “The world is left in the hands of the young”, and in this case, it applies to our apps, too. The first edition of the SportyPal app will be “retired” in 30 days. To avoid confusion, until it is removed from the market, we will call it SportyPal Classic. We thank everyone who used it and gave us their feedback, since we used a lot from what’ve learned, into the development of SportyPal PRO.

And, about SportyPal PRO, there will be some changes here, too.

A lot of you got confused by the “PRO” suffix since it associates on an app that is pay only. That’s why we decided that we will be removing that from the name permanently – so SportyPal PRO will now become SportyPal. Only paying users will remain with the PRO suffix.

So, let me revise everything:

SportyPal Classic (first edition of SportyPal) – will be shut down in 30 days

SportyPal PRO – becomes SportyPal

Paying users that’ll buy the PRO features subscription  – will have SportyPal PRO

For a full list of features, you can always look here.

This is just a rename of the apps, the features won’t be changed. Actually we’ll be adding some new features very soon. Actually, the PRO users should check our latest update.

Thanks and enjoy your workouts with SportyPal 🙂