SportyPal 2.0 for Android

Posted September 14, 2012 by SportyPal
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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

Posted September 14, 2012 by SportyPal
Categories: News

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 🙂

SportyPal Pro 1.9.2 for Android

Posted May 21, 2012 by SportyPal
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A new update to SportyPal Pro for Android is now available in the Google Play Store, containing fixes for several issues present in the previous version, mostly related to the Indoor section:

  • Indoor graphs should work now.
  • Fixed Facebook/Twitter share crash on devices where Strict Mode is enabled.
  • Indoor workouts should load much faster now.
  • All graphs have generally been optimized.
  • Fixed some sensor data display issues during indoor workouts.
  • The HR indicator light in the indoor workout view should now indicate the actual state of the connection to the heart rate monitor instead of just indicating whether or not you have heart rate monitoring enabled.
  • Tried to improve Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Tried to fix an issue where the cadence sensor would display obviously wrong (negative) values.
  • Fixed some inconsistencies regarding the music player (where the music player would start from one point in the application and refuse to start in another).
  • Fixed a bug where backing out of the indoor workout graphs would drop you to the workouts list instead of the workout details view.
  • Updated Chinese translation.
  • Crash fixes.

You can find SportyPal Pro 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 Pro 1.9.1 for Android

Posted April 25, 2012 by SportyPal
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A new version of SportyPal Pro for Android is now available on the Android Market. It includes several fixes for issues in the previous version:

  • Sensor integration in the Indoor section has been vastly improved.
  • Indoor section crashes on certain devices fixed.
  • Climb restored.
  • The graphs screen is now scrollable and you can view the cadence graph without zooming in.
  • Tracks can now be sorted.
  • Tracks with missing waypoint icons will still be downloaded.
  • Added the option to tell the Facebook like dialog to stop nagging you.
  • Removed “comma” from voice notifications for unsupported languages.
  • Added icons for some menu items.
  • Database enhancements (fixed leaks, unclosed handles, unsynchronized access).
  • Crash fixes.
  • Fixed ANR that could occur in a database call in the first screen.

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 Pro 1.9 for Android

Posted April 2, 2012 by SportyPal
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We’ve released a new version of SportyPal Pro for Android. It includes a couple of new features as well as fixes for several of the issues with the additions to the previous updates:

  • The Indoor section is finally operational again. Sensor integration is currently limited to heart rate monitors, but there’s more to come in future updates. Feel free to comment or suggest more stuff we can add here.
    Note that the indoor section requires an active Pro subscription or trial.
  • Standard Android sharing is now available. In the workout details screen, push the menu button to share your workout via any application on your device that supports sharing.
  • If your workout has cadence data, you can now view the graph by zooming into one of the other graphs and scrolling until you get to it. Also, average cadence is displayed in the workout details screen.
  • Fixed several bike view issues:
    The bike view should now be properly centered on all devices.
    Keep screen on now works properly in bike view workouts.
    Combined speed/cadence sensor now works in the bike view.
  • You can now offset a workout’s altitude after it’s been finished by pushing the menu button in the workout details screen.
  • Optimized graphs a bit (scrolling should be smoother).
  • Backing out of the workout screens now always shows the starting screen (to avoid the scenario where you can’t back out of the GPS searching screen).
  • The map view in the track details screen is now synchronized with the menu.
  • Fixed map orientation not being restored properly after the screen dies.
  • Fixed weather screen not showing the weather on some devices.
  • Fixed registration on leap days.
  • Crash fixes.
  • ANR fixes.

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.

A thank you note!

Posted March 26, 2012 by SportyPal
Categories: News

Wow, what an amazing feedback!

It’s been few days  since we started selling the bike holder for the Xperia active, and the feedback has been amazing. I mean, I have to admit, we didn’t expect such demand for this product. People from every corner of the globe are placing orders, some places I didn’t know about until now. (a little hint: if you like to learn geography, create a product and sell it on the internet:)

Thanks everyone, we really appreciate it.

And we had our doubts.

The prototype for the holder was ready several months ago, but we were thinking a lot if we should engage into production. Being from Macedonia, it is hard to go on the global market due to the poor infrastructure. The costs involved were too high, the risks tremendous.  But if there is a will, there’s a way. After the great feedback we got and the continuous interest for the product, we decided that it is the right thing to do. Only you, our users can judge if did well.

Thanks again and hope you will have some great rides.

Sincerely,

Kiril

The new bike holder for the Xperia active

Posted February 8, 2012 by SportyPal
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We have great news for the Xperia active users of SportyPal. We finally got the Xperia active bike holders out of production. We’re very satisfied with the quality and function, and we already have very positive reviews.

But let me give you a brief presentation:

The holder itself is very light weight, around 20 grams, but it will keep the phone steady in its place. We were really aiming towards minimalist design, because existing phone holders are too big and bulky, and that is one of the main reasons for people not using them a lot when biking.

Mounting is very easy and fast. Just put the zip ties through the holes, tighten them, and you’re ready to go. If you’re worried that the zip ties aren’t strong enough to hold the phone check out this video.

We had a lot of questions whether the holder can be mounted on the bike’s stem – and the answer is yes. Of course, the phone will be in landscape mode, but the SportyPal app has a landscape view, too:)

The bike holder will be available through the SportyPal Store very soon.

More pics and info.

SportyPal Pro 1.8.4 for Android

Posted January 27, 2012 by SportyPal
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We’ve just released a quick update to address certain issues that have been reported to us regarding the previous update (1.8.3). Mainly, some folks were having trouble checking the combined speed/cadence ANT+ sensor, which has been fixed in 1.8.4. Also, we’ve fixed an issue that sometimes caused the goal setup screen to display zero values despite having stored the values from a previous goal-based workout.

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 Pro 1.8.3 for Android

Posted January 25, 2012 by SportyPal
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We’ve released a new update to SportyPal Pro. Here’s a list of changes since version 1.7.1:

  • SportyPal Pro can now be installed on devices running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and above. That includes Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0).
  • The Bike View (the workout view from SportyPal Bike) is now available. After enabling it in the Settings screen, select one of the biking activity types to use it instead of the standard view. This requires the Bike Addon, which is currently not available for Android devices (but will be made available soon). Enabling the Bike Addon now will prompt you for a trial request which you can use to try it out.
  • You can now use ANT+ speed, cadence, combined speed/cadence and strides sensors in SportyPal Pro. You can check and configure them in the Sensor setup screen in Settings. This also requires the Bike Addon.
  • Holding the bike activity icon in the main screen on a Sony Ericsson Xperia Active will display a bike mount placement guide for the upcoming SportyPal Bike Mount.
  • Starting from this version, you have to be logged in to use SportyPal Pro. You can also register a new account using only your e-mail address and password (you can fill in the rest later or not at all).
  • After sharing several workouts to Facebook, you will be prompted to Like the SportyPal Facebook page.
  • Fixed single-space name registration bug.
  • Changed profile editing validation message to be friendlier.
  • Fixed the speed unit in the goal setup screen.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the average speed in the goal setup screen to reset to 0.0 when you rotate the view.
  • Crash fixes.
  • Fixed an ANR that could occur when sharing a workout to Facebook via the workout details screen.

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.

99-year subscription not showing up

Posted January 10, 2012 by SportyPal
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We’re glad to see that a lot of you are taking advantage of our limited 99-year subscription offer. Some of you that had subscriptions from before this offer expressed their concerns that the 99-year subscription doesn’t appear in your Subscription/Voucher screen, displaying the previous subscription instead.

We just wanted to tell you not to worry. Your new 99-year subscription will appear when your previous subscription expires. If it doesn’t, log out of the application and log in again. If you are concerned that your 99-year subscription was somehow not activated on your account, either visit the My Vouchers section of the SportyPal Store (if you bought a voucher code) or ask us to check.
Note: the 99-year subscription is no longer available. While it may appear in the store due to a bug, you can no longer buy it.