PBM Android App 2.0

We’re happy to announce the release of version 2.0 of our Android App.

Previous, our app was targeting Android 2.2 or higher. Unfortunately, we have been using some location finding technology that was completely removed in Android 4.3. This broke features like “closest locations” for 4.3+ users. So, we took this opportunity to start targeting 4.3 and updating a lot of features that were deprecated. You probably won’t notice a huge difference in the way things look, but here is what you maybe might notice:

  • improved location finding services (“closest locations” should be snappier and more accurate)
  • new mapping system (we’re using the fancy Google Maps Android V2 api now)
  • speedier/response interface in general

Unfortunately, only users of Android 4.3 and above will get the opportunity to upgrade. That’s just a limitation of the technology available in older OSes. Sorry about this. I’m pretty sure that the older version of the app is stable for older versions of the OS.

A final note here.. I didn’t notice there were any issues with the app until they were reported by an alert and responsible user. I had been using Android 4.0, and was just kind of blissed out and blind to the whole terror that was hammering 4.3+ users. So, please, never hesitate to report any bugs that you find with the Android App (or the website or the iOS app). We’re not cool with stuff being broken, and we’ll jump on fixes as soon as possible.

Thanks for checking out the app, and good luck with all of your pinball games.

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