While all the our customers have been having their well-earned summer vacations, our development team have been toiling away in our nerd caves to bring you the major iOS release since the app launch.
Our focus for this release was improving general stability, provide a better offline experience, run our app natively for each iOS device, and last, but not least, repetitions detection.
Better offline experience
In early versions, the app was designed to use internet connection frequently to keep account’s data updated (like your 1RM specific for each exercise or custom exercises) and sync in our cloud your workouts right after you completed them. This architecture seems reasonable in first instance, but we got a lot of feedbacks that the common workout places are pretty raw, wild and crossfit-style so users could not have a stable connections available. So we came out with a solution that let you start and complete one or more workouts completely without internet, just make sure to login with your credentials one time. The app will obtain your personal data from cloud, also with closed app, using iOS’ background features.
iPad and iOS9 compatibility
In early versions, our app was optimized for small and portable devices such as iPhone and iPod but many athletes and trainers asked us to use their personal devices to know their Beast in the gym, whatever screens size they have.
As requested, during this summer, our developers built the same user experience also on larger screens, and many more improvements will come in the next versions.
Improving general stability
Month by month, we collected crash reports and feedbacks from our testers and customers.
Thanks to this stuff we put in place, our development team was able to fix and increase app overall stability. You will appreciate it!
UI improvement: focus on data your are developing
Our tester give us a lot of feedback on what users want to see for each moment. With this release we want put the focus on data you are developing with your workout.You can read more information, UI studies and next versions we did, in our CTO’s post, here.
Some of our customers do not know that it is the app that actually detects repetitions, not the sensor itself. So, version by version, we are improving our reps marking algorithm, this means
Beast Strength 1.4 has been sent today for Apple’s review, and it will be available in App Store to all our customers in about a week. Stay Tuned!
For our fellow Android customers
We have not forgotten our Android customers: many updates will come in near days. Meanwhile check out posts about new Android versions released.