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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Android: Handstand Update

I just put up an updated version of Handstand with a few fixes, amid Christmas activities popping up all around. They're interim updates while I work on the next big feature.

  • Plain-looking UI: Don't worry, it's still plain, just a little less so in places. Still working on this.
  • Apparently, it wasn't obvious to some users that you have to configure the zip code in the preferences. An update ensures that you've set a zip code properly, or at least been prompted to do so.
  • A few people complained that the sports scores screen only showed NCAA Men's/Women's Basketball. Those choices were what we in the industry refer to as a "default setting." Other than putting a "Sports" item on the options menu, I didn't make it obvious that you can select other sports besides the two that display by default. The update shows the sports-selection screen if the user hasn't seen it before, thereby making it pretty obvious that it's possible to select other sports to view.
  • Added "Nearby Restaurants" to the "Location" section.
  • Fixed the "Delete Symbol" command in the Stock Quotes screen.
  • Updated the Sports Scores screen to show the game date.
  • Updated the background thread logic for faster/more complete cancellations.
  • Addressed some of the complaints about network error messages.
  • Replaced the location-awareness service with one that uses far fewer resources.
That's about it. Just some fixes for some annoyances.

The next update will contain something more interesting than fixes. I actually can't wait to have access to the feature myself.


  • At 12:08 PM , Blogger David said...

    This is one of my most-used apps. Thanks!

  • At 12:59 PM , Blogger Jude said...

    awesome app, just one thing i'd like to request have the entire news article display in the app instead of just the snippet and link to the article through the browser. keep up the great work!!!!


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