Version 1.4.2 has been published to the Android market.
The changes in this version include:
- There was a nasty bug in the app that was stopping you from saving your WOD results. This has been fixed.
- Autosync. There is a new option in the preferences. If you have web sync enabled, you can now choose to have your WOD history and Personal Records automatically sync to the web when you create, edit or delete them. You will receive a notification in the notification bar when the appropriate items have been automatically send sync’d to the website.
- In the preferences section, you should also notice that you can see the RSS feed URL and your web sync user name in the list.
If you have any issues, please let me know.
The app has just been updated to version 1.4.1. The last update wasn’t as spectacular as I hoped it would be.
The changes in this release include:
- Updates to the personal records sync. Version 1.4 introduced a bug where notifications weren’t always being displayed. There were also duplicate personal records being created.
- WOD history sync notifications weren’t always being displayed.
- RSS feed import bug was not completely resolved. There has been logic added to stop the app from force closing when an error is detected. If you’re getting the force closes when trying to import via an RSS feed, please send me the URL you’re using when you encounter this problem as this is surely the core of the issue.
- I fixed a bug related to editing a WOD from your history. This was causing the app to force close. Thanks Aric!
Below is the change log:
- Percentage Calculator. You type in your 1-rep-max weight and the app calculates the following percentages of that weight (95, 90, 85, 80, 75. 70, 65, 60)
- Fixed a bug in the RSS Feed import that was sometimes causing the app to force close. This is the only recurring bug in the app! I can’t even explain how happy I am to have this issue resolved!
- Personal Record web sync was updated to mirror the sync process used by the WOD History. This was mostly just a code change. The functionality remains mostly the same except you’ll see a notification in the notification bar upon completion or communication issue.
- Added the ability to share WOD results. Sharing to Facebook is currently broken. This is a problem with the Facebook app. Other Android apps are having this issue as well! See http://bugs.developers.facebook.net/show_bug.cgi?id=16728
- In lieu of letting my new feature appear as a failure, I’ve taken the extra step and implemented the use of the Facebook SDK in the app. There is a Facebook-specific share option in the same menu mentioned above.
- Added the ability to make a previous WOD a personal record. To access this, long-press on the WOD in your history and select edit. When the history item fills the main screen, click the Personal Record check box and then click the save button.
The sync site was also updated the to [finally] display the personal records you’ve uploaded from the app.
You may have noticed the app version jumped from 1.2 to 1.4. You didn’t miss 1.3, I just skipped it. There are many users still using the older version of the WOD Tracker app (specifically versions 1.3.2 and 1.3.4). I changed the version number so I wouldn’t get confused when looking over the bug reports.
As always, contact me if you have any issues.
Version 1.2 has just been pushed to the Android market. I’ve just added the ability to search the data you’ve put tracking in the app.
I previously wrote about this new feature just over a week ago.
After installing the update, if you try to search but don’t find something and you know it should be there, it probably mean the appropriate database table hasn’t been updated. To force an update, do to the Named WODs screen and click the menu button. Click the “update named WODs” option and when you receive the notification, you will then be able to search your data as expected.
As always, let me know if you have any problems!
I’ve been working on a new feature for the app – search.
Soon, you’ll be able to search the data you’ve created in the app.
Here are a few screen shots I took using the emulator on my laptop.
To begin searching the app, when you’re on the main app screen (when you first open the app), click the search button on your device (or you can click menu and then search). Type in whatever you are searching for. In this screen shot, I’m looking for anything that says “deadlift”.
Now, click the magnifying glass and your search is executed. When the results come back, you’ll be shown a new screen. There are 3 tabs displayed, “named WODs”, “history” and “personal records”. The tabs have the number of results returned from the database. I’m still developing this so there isn’t anything being displayed on screen yet.
Since this is still in development, it may change a bit from this design but I don’t expect it to change much.
Once the feature is ready for prime time, I’ll publish it to the market.
Welcome to the first update for WOD Tracker Pro!
- In this version, there is better support for RSS feeds. If your feed still isn’t being pulled in correctly, please let me know. Contact me via the website or send me an email – pete [at] wodtracker [dot]net.
- Two-way syncing from the web to your device. Go to wodtracker.net/sync and register if you haven’t already. You can also register from your device if you’d rather do that. Two-way syncing is only available for your history right now. I’m going to monitor the logs submitted to the market and try and work out any issues before I duplicate the logic for syncing personal records. Your first time, you may experience duplicate history entries on your device. If you do experience dups, delete them from your device and re-sync the history. If you experience other issues, please let me know!
New permission – CHECK_LICENSE
Some of you may notice a new permission request in this version. This new permission is an attempt to enable licensing via the Android market. I’ve read pros and cons to this. If it becomes a maintenance nightmare for me, I’ll yank it out and publish an update.
Hopefully there won’t be any major issues with the two-way history syncing so I add two-way syncing to the personal records.
Before I sign off, be sure to check out the updated look of the web sync site – wodtracker.net/sync. I’ve been spending more time there. I’m going to be adding the ability to add WOD and Personal Records from the web and allow you to sync them to your device.
I spent a bit of time overhauling the sync portion of wodtracker.net.
Some highlights of the update include:
- A common look for the all pages site on the site.
- WOD history is [still] being displayed.
- Personal records are now being displayed.
- The “My Account” page now allows you to change your name, email and password.
- Common menu on the left.
- Ability to log out of the site.
If you notice any issues with the updates from today, please let me know!
I’ve beefed up the ability to successfully import WODs from your box’s RSS feed from their blog. If you have issues with this, please let me know. Email me he feed url and I’ll troubleshoot it from there. I had a couple of users send me their rss-related issues this past weekend and I was able to make some changes and improve the reliability quite a bit.
I made a boneheaded mistake when I released the pro version. If you were using the previous version and kept your history and personal records there, then upgraded, you no longer saw your history or records in the pro version. I hope you kept the previous version or utilized the web sync feature prior to uninstalling the free version! I’m working on adding the ability to download that data from the web.
I apologize for the oversight!
I just updated the code on the web server that takes your WOD History and stores it on the web. I didn’t realize it was messed up. I’ve added some alerting to it so I’ll be notified when it fails. The data on your device is fine, it just wasn’t being stored on the web.
I published WOD Tracker Pro onto the Android market 2 days ago. There have been a few installs over those few days. I can honestly say that I am happy with the limited number of downloads, mostly since it shows that there is an audience out there willing to pay for the time and effort I’ve put into the app. Since I’ve discovered that people like my app enough to pay for it, I removed the free version of the WOD Tracker app from the market. I may introduce a “lite” version in the future, with limited features so that people can see what they are getting. In the meantime, if you want to try out the app, pay for it. The Android market rules give you 15 minutes to uninstall the app and receive a full refund.
The original WOD Tracker app was available for free for about 7 weeks. Over that period of time, there were almost 2,000 installs (1,961 to be exact). After a lot of lobbying, I finally received user input and feedback. When users talk, I listen. I’ve added a few suggestions that users asked for and that is exactly what I wanted to happen.
This past week, I received a few emails from users letting me know that the import from feed feature was broken for them. As a result, I’ve been putting a lot of effort into resolving those issues. I’m just about ready to publish my first update for the pro version.
I won’t abandon this app. My wife can attest to the fact that I spend a lot of time working on this app. It’s become a passion of mine. I’ve enjoyed developing it so much that I’ve actually started looking for a full-time mobile development job.
To the people who have provided feedback, thank you. I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know about the issues you’ve been having. It’s easy to download an app, play with it for a bit and if you don’t like it, think “this app sucks” and then uninstall it. You didn’t. You’ve helped make the app what it is today.
My hope is that one day, I’ll be able to purchase the hardware I need to begin developing an iOS version, especially since this article came out a few days ago!