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New iPhone offline version - Beta testers needed

 *UPDATE*  - we've got enough users for our test, so we're no longer accepting any applications to the beta. If you didn't make it in, don't panic - we hope to have the final version ready shortly for everyone to use.

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At long last, we're very close to releasing a new version of our iPhone app.  There are a few minor enhancements, but the major new feature in this version will be the ability to use the app offline.  For iTouch users, this will be a huge benefit - you won't have to be connected via wi-fi in order to use the app.  Instead, the app will just save your entries locally and synchronize to the website when online access is available.  For iPhone users, this version should feel a little faster, plus it will contain some minor new features like a new Recently Used Foods list, and the ability to have your favorites lists across ALL meals, not just one meal.

In order to make the app work offline, we ended up having to rewrite large portions of the app, so before we release it to everyone, we'd like to conduct a beta test with some volunteers to make sure we have all the major kinks worked out.  If you're interested in helping us test the new version, please send me a message on MyFitnessPal with the following information:

1) What device you are using (iTouch, iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, or iPhone 3GS)

2) What version of the iPhone OS you have on your device.  You can find this by going to "Settings" on your device, then tap "General", then tap "About".  The iPhone OS version is listed under "Version"

3) What country you live in (U.S., Canada, etc.)

4) Your email address

5) How long you've been using MyFitnessPal for (roughly)

I also will need you to send me the UUID of your iPhone/iTouch.  You can find your UDID by taking the following step:

  1. Connect your iPhone/iTouch to your Mac or PC.
  2. When iTunes opens, click on your device under the "Devices" section in the left-hand column.
  3. The "Summary" tab in iTunes should now be visible. Click the "Serial Number" label.  You'll notice "Serial Number" changes to "Identifier".
  4. Click on "Edit" in the menu at the top and select "Copy"
  5. Now compose a mail message to me, and you can paste that Identifier into the mail message. 

Please don't post this information as a comment to this blog post.  Instead, send me a mail message through MyFitnessPal by visiting:

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/messages/new/28

Anyone can apply, but if you are accepted, we do require that you answer a few questions about your experience with the app, i.e. give us your opinion about the application as well as let us know of any bugs/crashes/etc. that you find.  We probably won't be able to accept everyone, so please don't be disappointed if you don't make it into the beta.  We hope to have the official app available very shortly.

Also, here's a couple of quick updates about other mobile devices:

Android: We've begun work on an Android app, and it's coming along nicely.   We're not quite sure when the app will be complete, but we'll keep you all posted as soon as we have more news.

Blackberry: We haven't started building a Blackberry app yet, but we've begun planning/designing one.  Once the Android app is complete, Blackberry will be next on our list. 

Thanks, and hope you are enjoying the site!

- Mike & Al 

 

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22 comments:

Lady_C_the_1st wrote over 4 years:
When will we find out who you want to test it?
mandijo wrote over 4 years:
Get an app for Blackberry PRETTY PLEASE! :) :) :)
rtmama wrote over 4 years:
Oh I hope my email made it to your list of beta testers. I replied this AM.
xonophone wrote over 4 years:
how exciting! I hope the testing goes well - I have an ipod touch!!
RadianWear wrote over 4 years:
PLEASE get one for Android Too.
deannasw wrote over 4 years:
Droid app would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!
mckeeverlisa wrote over 4 years:
I'd love to try this out when you get it up and running! :D
Deedles wrote over 4 years:
I am SO glad to see you're working on an Android version. I want to come home! I need track on my phone daily and just don't have time to enter everything in 2 or more places.
cuppy81 wrote over 4 years:
Yeah I have been waiting for the Blackberry app for a while now. I hate having to log in at home or somewhere else just to log in my calories. It is difficult at the end of the day especially. But I thank you for all that you do, and that this site is free. Keep up the good work Mike & Al. I will just wait for the Blackberry version to launch. =)
sroseber wrote over 4 years:
Can't wait for this to be available! I try to log my info on my iPod Touch when I'm at work and have wifi access but I don't have it at home and have super slow internet so I end up never finishing logging my day or I log what I plan to eat for supper while I'm still at work and then our plans change so it's wrong. Hope you all finish this SOON SOON SOON!!
msspriss wrote over 4 years:
I wish there was a Blackberry App. I use Blackberry Storm.

Please make a Blackberry App!
msspriss wrote over 4 years:
I mean to say, please make it soon! I visit the site on the browser, but it isn't easy to use that way.
MassiveDelta wrote over 4 years:
Update on this ???
scrappymom12 wrote over 4 years:
how about an app for the nintendo ds xl? thanks!
Anonymous wrote over 4 years:
With the # of BB users far outweighing Droid users, I'm surprised to see your efforts concentrated on the creation of the droid app. I went to the BB site instead and downloaded a free app similiar to yours. I didn't like having to go thru the internet everytime I wanted to use your app. I'm very sorry, but I just got tired of waiting. You don't seem very responsive to your BB audience.
b8krmom wrote over 4 years:
I can't wait for the off line app! :-) I hope it comes soon
mvaughnsc wrote over 4 years:
I'm getting an iphone soon and I will definitely be adding this app to the mix. I log in just about everyday and really enjoy using the site for keeping me on track.

Mark V
http://dentalplanshq.blogspot.com
castellana wrote over 4 years:
Thank you so much, guys!! YOu are doing all us a great SERVICE. May good karma come your way in many ways!!
zdmom13125 wrote over 4 years:
I don't know how long ago was the last version of myfitnesspal on iPhone/iPod touch. It's not working now as of 5/21/2010. I cannot add new food to my meals. The application closes right after I tapped a meal. And I did download an updated version a couple of days ago.
sandrahayon wrote over 4 years:
The app crashes since the update all the time. I tap "add" a meal and it shuts
Anonymous wrote over 4 years:
The. Application for The itouch is not working anymore... Plaease help it was a really good app, ... Same problem when I tap to add a food it shuts me out
mike wrote over 4 years:
For those of you experiencing crashes, please update to our latest version which was released yesterday evening (5/26/10). Our latest update should fix any crashing issues. So sorry for the inconvenience - we did our best to try to catch any bugs before releasing the update, but unfortunately a few slipped through. But this latest update should cure any remaining problems.

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