A quick walkthrough video of The Myscrobbles app.
It has taken longer than I had expected but the LFCHistory.net application has finally been reinstated back into the Google Play app store.
Whilst i was waiting for that issue to progress, I spend the time making some changes to the app.
Some of you may have noticed that the app is no longer available on Google play. The app was pulled by Google but we were not given a decent reason as to what within the app was breaking the rules.
We are working on getting it back up so please bear with us. If you have it on your phone at will work as normal.
Just thought I'd mention it as I have started to receive a few queries. I'll keep this, Twitter and google ± up to date with the situation
The MyScrobbles app has been updated to make use of material design!!
Download now - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.danwms.myscrobbles
LFCHistory 5.1.1 is not out on Google Play.
All player profiles now contain the individual honors that they have won and the fixture list loading performance has been improved.
Its been a long time coming but the latest release of the LFCHistory app is finally out and available to download.
The changes started off a while ago with some small bug fixes but with the announcement of Android L and material design I decided that more time should be spent on getting the app in a position to be able to take advantage of the new features that are coming when the next android version is released in November.
New Main Menu
The first thing that users will notice is the better use of graphics on the main menu. Now, instead of simply displaying a text list the menu is made up of images representing the various menu options. this looks great on a mobile device but even better on a tablet.
The theme continues with the addition of profile images on the lists of players and managers.
Its typical that when we are about to win the league the data suppliers decide we should not be able to see this taking place in all its glory.
You may have noticed that the league table and fixtures for the current season have not been working over the last couple of weeks.
The good news is that the league table is now fixed in the latest update that will be hitting Google Play today.
We are still waiting on a solution to the fixture list issue but the next match view on the main menu is still working as always and as Brendan says, that is all we should be concerning ourselves with.
One match (fix) at a time.
Download the update from Google Play now
Sorry for it taking so long but the Bitcoin Tracker application has finally been updated to allow you to select from multiple different exchanges to get the prices from.
This removes the reliance on MT.GOX's api which was preventing the app from working.
The currently support exchanges are:
If you would like the application to support any other exchanges please let us know.
One thing worth noting is that the app currently supports displaying the prices in USD, GBP and EUR. Not all of the exchanges support all currencies but this is made clear within the app.
As well as being able to select between multiple exchanges to get the price updates from, there is now a new feature that allows you to compare the prices between all if the different exchanges.
Google Play now
The data supplier that I use to get the up to date results, fixtures and tables has lost the rights to the content and unfortunately as a result of this the applications that use this data are currently now unable to get updates.
The applications that are affected by this are the Premier League Fan Centre and the LFCHistory android apps.
Both apps are still stable and will not crash as a result of this but obviously this means that they are no longer able to update. A summary of the features affected by this can be seen below.
I am currently looking at a number of replacement services so that this issue can be fixed. One of the options that has potential requires me to set up another server in the cloud in order to process the requests.
If anyone can suggest any potential football data services that I could investigate or cheap hosting services that offer tomcat 7 hosting please let me know .
Thank you and please bear with me whilst I try to find a solution for this issue.
The data issue currently affects the following features.
All other features such as news, injuries and twitter feeds are currently working as normal.
The data issue currently affects the current seasons league table and fixture. Luckily the seasons results are taken directly from the LFCHistory.net website and so they are unaffects.
All of the other lfc history site features will continue to work as normal.
Sorry for the inconvenience, please bear with me whilst I look for a solution.
A new release of LFCHistory was released this evening.
This contains a number of bug fixes and improvements to the way the ads are displayed which reduces the resources requirements on the device. You may notice a new permission requirement when installing the application, this is to make it possible to save, share and as wallpaper the images that are displayed in the twitter feeds.
Some of you may have noticed that the current seasons fixtures and league table have stopped updating recently. This is a result of our data provider losing the rights to the football data. We are looking into a solution to this, for more information on the issue click here.
Whilst we are unable to receive this data, I have hidden the fixtures tab from the current season page to avoid confusion.
New Features in this release.
The main new feature that is included in this release is the ability to sort the season stats.
Previously this table was always sorted by the number of appearances. This is fine if you want to see Hendersons name at the top as an ever present in the team but if you want to follow Suarez, Sturridge or even Skrtels scoring great progress, it was not ideal.
You can now click on the column header to sort by either goals or appearances.
Another small change is that all of the margins on the screens have been updated so that the layouts appear better on all phone devices.
Hope you enjoy the application, please bear with us on the fixtures issue, we are looking for a solution.
I am a Liverpool supporting software developer originally from North Wales, now living and working in Manchester.