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Update #21

State of the App

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Hi All - Here's a status update on the app as it stands for iOS and Android. 

Android

We just released a new build to Google Play. It should run faster and smoother than ever, and it should track your motion better. It is expected to work well on Nexus devices as well as Samsung Galaxy phones. Most importantly, we fixed a major issue where task switching would cause the app the hang on many devices. 

We are still seeing serious freeze issues on many samsung tablets such as the Galaxy and Note, and are working to address those now. There is still no local downloader support, but it's extremely close to being done. 

As it's the end of February and it's still not something we're completely proud of, we are going to extend the free beta period until late March. As always you can get the build in the Play store

Our Android roadmap is:

  • Fix the freeze issue on Samsung Galaxy & Note tablets.
  • Improve camera tracking performance and video playback performance
  • Add offline downloading
  • For you Kindle HDX owners, we just submitted to the Kindle store. Once amazon approves it you'll be able to find it by searching for BitGym. No ETA on that yet. 

Features Update (iOS and Android)

Since the app launched in December one of the most asked for features was the ability to track and record your workouts with BitGym. We're happy to announce that in the most recent version of BitGym (iOS and Android) every workout you do will be saved to your BitGym account.

If you want to view your workout history, just tap the Profile button in the main menu. Keep in mind that if you look right now it will be sparse, as previous workouts were not recorded. 

You'll also notice that we're tracking calories. This was also something people were asking for. We worked hard to develop an algorithm which measures the calories burned for different exercise machines and cadence rates, but such as with any cardio calorie tracking it's only an estimate. It's one we'll make more accurate in the future as we ask you for your height, weight and age as well as as we begin to integrate with heart rate monitors.

End workout screen.
End workout screen.
Profile screen.
Profile screen.

We also improved Vault download system, added on-screen music controls and fixed some crashes on iPad2 and iPad Mini devices. Finally we removed the incline display - we decided ultimately the data wasn't accurate enough and wasn't being presented in a helpful way. We have some better ideas on how to keep you motivated and engaged, and a better version of incline and resistance will come as part of those.

We have been informed of an issue where workouts were being recorded twice, we will resolve and fix that ASAP for the effected users, sorry about that. 

We'd love to hear what you think. We're aware the workout tracking and workout dashboards are very simple, and that they need more functionality. What do you find missing? Where would you like to export this data to? Just write in the comments below or send a note to contact@bitgym.com


Update #20 - For backers only

Android Update

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Update #19

Android is available!

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After months of work we're excited to release BitGym for Android into the world. It's available on Google Play right here or you can just search "bitgym" from the Play app on your device. 

While we work out some final issues and bring the app to the same standard we hold the iOS application, we're putting the Android version in "Free Beta" - we expect this to last until late February. After that we will switch to the Basic/Pro model we currently use on iOS. 

While that downloads to your phone or tablet, please what we call the BitGym Developer Virtual Reality Experience:

Note for Kindle users: currently BitGym will only run on Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" (3rd Gen) and Kindle Fire HDX 7" (3rd Gen). Does anyone have one of those devices? I would love to talk to you. 

Again, thanks for all your support. Bit by bit we're going to make the best possible interactive exercise product possible. 

Alex


Update #18 - For backers only

Important Updates

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Update #17 - For backers only

Android Beta Ready!

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