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Re: 14ers.com Android App released!

Postby tmathews » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:11 pm

Not sure whose attention to bring this to (Bill or Nathan) because I don't know who created the page, but I noticed that you have "user-contributed peak conditions" listed twice (dunno if the second one was supposed to be photos?): https://market.android.com/details?id=com.wyeknot.fourteeners&feature=search_result

The 14ers.com mobile app provides access to peak information, user-contributed peak conditions, trailhead descriptions, user-contributed peak conditions, route descriptions, route maps, and route photos.

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Re: 14ers.com Android App released!

Postby Nathan Hale » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:20 pm

The second was supposed to say "user-contributed trailhead conditions"

I just updated it, so the change should be reflected in a few minutes.
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Re: 14ers.com Android App released!

Postby mattpayne11 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:34 pm

Downloaded on my HTC EVO.

First impressions:

- Fast as hell
- Comprehensive
- User-friendly
- Great interface
- Very Useful

Hats-off!
I'm not sure why anyone would need to come to the site anymore if they own an android phone :twisted: j/k of course, but it literally feels like a mini-version of the site, and that's a good thing.

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Re: 14ers.com Android App released!

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:04 pm

Over 500 installs the first day! Cool

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Re: 14ers.com Android App released!

Postby hamerhokie » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:02 am

This is awesome - thanks for making this.

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Re: 14ers.com Android App released!

Postby Theodore » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:28 am

Downloaded it last night! Thanks for the effort and reminder about offline access. While it seems easy enough to figure out, I'm sure it will be overlooked many a time!

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Re: 14ers.com Android App released!

Postby altidude » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:54 am

Installed last night!

Thanks Bill! =D>
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Re: 14ers.com Android App released!

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:21 pm

I know Google only updates the stats once a day but we only have 22 ratings out there for the app!

If you like it, I think it would be helpful to Nathan if you rate it in the marketplace. While an additional comment is nice, I think the ratings are very helpful.

Thanks!
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Re: 14ers.com Android App released!

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:42 pm

Lots of great ratings and comments in the marketplace - thanks for the feedback! I think it paid off to make it a robust app that communicates directly with 14ers.com but also provides access to route photos (thousands) and maps (hundreds). Sure, it made it more complex and more difficult to build but it was worth it. There was never a chance I was going to release an app that contained a copy of the 14ers.com route descriptions, without real-time interaction with 14ers.com. We would have had to drastically limit the number of route photos and maps (or not include them at all - gack!), making the app less useful.

In a couple of days we'll exceed 1,000 installations! Not bad for a week.

And I know, I know... "when is the Apple app coming out?" I've heard that from many people over the past week. I'm going to try and find a developer as we get closer to summer and get working on it as soon as possible.
More to come...
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Re: 14ers.com Android App released!

Postby WillV » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:07 pm

Installed. Thank you Bill.

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Re: 14ers.com Android App released!

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:59 pm

I know I've already said this but, please rate the app and/or write a review in the Android Marketplace if you've started to use it. Thank you so much!
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Re: 14ers.com Android App released!

Postby tmathews » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:38 am

BillMiddlebrook wrote:Well, we almost hit 1,000 app installs in the first week. So close!


Bill and Nathan -- congrats on reaching 1,000 installs!

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