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Hi Joe, not yet. We're very close, we're just tuning up some of the video playback and checking device compatibility. We'll likely release a free beta version to the backers end of next week which is fully functional except for the vault feature, and will add that in the following couple weeks. January 1st is our "public" release date target for Android.
Is the BitGym available for android yet?
Hi Alex - I Wjust noticed a small typo on the app description -- instead of "your account will be charged" it says "your cccount will be charged".
Got my email late last night and briefly considered a 1am Gym run... haha
Updating my iPad right now to use it ^_^ SO excited to finally try it out! Thanks again guys!
Same thing ... no code. I'd love to try it out.
They should have all gone out, I'll send your code privately for now!
Have all the codes gone out? I saw the app but haven't got the email yet to test it out.
Woohoo. App downloaded!! Hoping to give it a spin tonight.
Hi Andrew - please see the project update which was sent out to backers.
Is the Beta version available for backers yet ?
Oh well, guess we'll just have to be patient and hope apple finds no fault with this version and releases it shortly!
Have you collected all of the survey responses yet or are there still a few stragglers holding up the printing process?
There should be a large banner you can click on top of the KS home page (or any page on KS for that matter) saying "Survey Response Needed!" for anyone who can't find their response email ^_^
Not yet - also app review times are spiking a bit:http://reviewtimes.shinydevelopment.com/ so now i'm not even sure it will be reviewed until monday :( Keep in mind it may be rejected, causing future delays. Just want to set expectations right.
Hey Alex! Any update on the app?! :)
Hi Kimiko, did you get a "kickstarter survey" in your inbox? Please check you spam folder!
I am tiring to send you my Tee shirt info. I want a mans large, dark gray with bold white letter. Sorry couldn't find the place to respond to other than this. Thx, Kimiko
OK! We've been working through the weekend and managed to build in a subscription option into the application so that we fulfill the Apple requirements. I'll write a more detailed backer update soon but what this means is that backers still get your free early access period through november as before, but we also allow non-backers to buy in for $8/month. We'll submit it tomorrow and if it's approved in the first attempt we expect it to be available Friday. It could be rejected for other reasons though, which could delay it further.
Alex, being a developer myself, I can't tell you that they will not allow that; don't waste your time. If you are doing a kickstarter only app for testing purchases, you will have to collet UDIDs and release it as an ah-hoc download that you host yourself. Otherwise, in the application on startup, setup a SQLite database and set it to ping your server and check for the UDIDs. If it finds it, unlock the app, otherwise offer a limited trial situation. Also, did they actually reject the binary or the metadata? There is a huge difference if it is just the metadata.
Aww that's unfortunate about apple! I really want to try the beta out as soon as possible so I hope that gets worked out and fixed soon, will this mean the public release will be pushed back a bit or just that there will be a shorter beta period than expected?
Also I love the new purple t-shirt design! The dinosaur is so cute ^_^ Can't wait to get mine!
Will there be a Bit Gym store on the website for merchandise like this once the public version App is up and running? Just want to know if I'll have the option to buy another one later or have to make the tough decision of my favorite design now :P
Hi Brian - First submission was just rejected by apple for being backer-only. I'm appealing the decision as they have allowed other kickstarted app's to do this in the past. Hopefully will hear back soon.
Any word on the iOS beta? Looking forward to testing it out.
woohoooooooo! Congratulations Alex and team. Great campaign, so proud of all of you. Have a great party.
is the app downloadable now? how do i make it work? thanks guys!
one more hour!
And to Terry - You cannot transfer the videos outside of the iOS or Android App. They must be streamed or downloaded into our applications.
Looking forward to getting busy in the gym. Looking forward to some jealous stares from people watching "Storage Wars" or whatever garbage is on the TV!
Can all of the videos be downloaded or can they only be streamed? I wish u all the best but u mention unbilled service as long as the service exists. So can I download them to my computer and latter transfer to my ipad via iTunes?
Congratulations! Super excited to try the beta! :D
Already clearing out extra memory space on my iPad and iPhone so I have room for the iOS update for the beta so I can get running ASAP on your gorgeous trails, not to mention in my spiffy BitGym shirt ^_^
Thanks SO much for making me WANT to use my gym!!
You did it!!! Congratulations!!! I'm so happy and excited. Exercise will be forever changed for me.
Congratulations on hitting your goal!
Woot! Funded! Patron backer, and can NOT wait for Android support! Congratulations!
Congratulations! I'm so excited!
Congratulations Alex! I'm so excited!!
Would it be possible to add some new merchandise so founding members could add to their pledge to help out in these final days?
Like maybe a BitGym water bottle or something we could get for adding some amount to our pledge? Just shooting out some thoughts as I love this project, and can't wait to see it funded! :)
Alex, thank you! So excited!
Can't wait for this! Still any beta testers needed?
Hi Susie, Andrea - I went ahead and added 50 more PATRON memberships at a marginally higher price to be fair to the people who got in before the limit was reached early.
Hi Robin, yes our R&D department (josh) just got rowing tracking working :) As you say, we won't have special rowing videos, but you'll be able to move through our land-based content on your erg. No exact date on when we're going to add it to the application, but we are going to try for the public release date.
I am looking forward to trying this on a stationary bike. Do you think this would track effort on a rowing machine like a concept 2? I am not expecting rowing specific content (yet;)) but it might be cool to row to other content. Thanks
I agree with Andrea; it would be great if you can offer more Patron memberships. I know some people who would have bought the Patron memberships but they only found out about BitGym after the limit was reached.
Hi, Why don't you offer more Patron memberships so you can meet your goal? I really wanted one of those but they're all gone!
Hi Leo, glad to have you on board. We are looking at ways to heart rate from wireless connections to devices/equipment, but it's a lower priority than great content and multiplayer, so I would expect announcements early 2014.
David - I know that with ZombiesRun you can select "no tracking" mode which will made the story advance without you needing to be outside or to strap the device to your body. If you can then run the app in the background and still hear it's audio, then you could put our app in the foreground. I haven't been able to test this though!
Hey guys, glad to have found your project and to become one of your backers :)
1. What do you guys think of incorporating heart rate measurement?
2. Does it support Airplay? I'm upgrading my gym and I would like to setup a mounted screen if that's the case :)
Are you allowed to convert your Founding members fees over to Kickstarter to make your goal?
I heard about your project around a year a go but only on iOS. Glad to hear you are moving to Android. Look forward to getting a Chromecast and traveling in style during the winter months. Question: will i be able to run an app like ZombieRun or some other running motivation app and your app at the same time. I'm not an outside winter runner and was wondering if they would work together while on a treadmill?
Thanks so much for the quick response! That's great to know :)
Wow thanks! I love both those colors! Especially the purple, now I may have to add two shirts to my pledge ^_^ haha
The way we had the multiplayer planned, both parties would need memberships. As you implied, it would be great if in the future only the host needs membership, but we'll need to talk to our partners and figure out how that licensing would work.
Since we're screen printing, colors are easy to change as long as they are light. If we go for a dark we'll need to add a new background layer we were not planning one. How are these?
Will my friends also need memberships to talk to me on trails when this feature is implemented? Or will I be able to invite anyone to talk while I run?
Also I would add a shirt to my membership if the cute 8 bit one came in some more fun colors like purple!
It's at the iTunes store under Virtual Active. It is wonderful to run and bike too. That is where i saw the update
How do u get the app now?