Pinball Map App Update 5.0.1
Jul 19, 2019
What’s in a decimal point? What stories untold are trapped within a point after a point?
Today we reveal that the Pinball Map app has grown from version 5.0.0 to 5.0.1. That last decimal there is a period marking the end of a sentence. What’s in this new version? Before we answer that, let’s look back at the past.
One month and one day ago we released version 5.0.0, a complete app rewrite and a major milestone as far as Pinball Map apps go.
Pinball Map App Update 5.0
Jun 18, 2019
We’re marking a major milestone with the Pinball Map app. We completely scrapped the old code and design, and started from scratch. After a year of spending our nights and weekends on it, the update is done!
Now the app is faster, more intuitive, has one big map instead of separate regions, has new features, it looks the same on Android and iOS, and it will be much easier to produce further updates.
Save Your Favorite Locations
Dec 21, 2018
We added a new feature: Saved Locations.
If you’re logged in, you’ll see a heart icon next to each location name. If you click on it, that location will be added to your Saved list. You can then view a map that shows just your saved locations. This way, you can quickly view/update your favorite spots!
Click the heart again to remove it from your saved list.
Your saved locations are also listed on your profile page.
Mappin' Around w/ Scott & Ryan - Episode 2: Swap Stories
Aug 18, 2018
We just dropped a new episode of our Pinball Map podcast, Mappin’ Around w/ Scott & Ryan. This one is called Swap Stories. Give it a listen! Let us know what you think.
In this episode we got:
Two new Pinball Map t-shirts!
We started a Patreon!
We dip in with Danny B.
We talk map tech, telling you how we keep the site in the black (in terms of memory).
Two New T-Shirts
Aug 18, 2018
We made TWO new Pinball Map shirts!
One is two-sided, with a simple logo on the front, and ye ol’ shirt graphic on the back. It’s on black.
The second is a 9-color Portland Pinball Map throwback graphic. Drew Marshall made us this graphic back when we first started the site. It’s a really great graphic, and we thought it would look cool on a shirt! You don’t have to be from Portland to wear it!
Pinball Map Patreon
Aug 13, 2018
In March of 2017, we started accepting donations to help us defray our site costs. The donations we’ve received have been awesome, and they’ve kept us afloat. BUT, our costs are increasing due to the popularity of the site, and our need to use bigger/better servers. These costs are too much for us to afford on our own, and so… we’ve launched a Pinball Map Patreon!
Patreon allows people to pledge small amount of money to projects on an ongoing basis (example: $5/month).
Our Podcast: Mappin' Around with Scott & Ryan
Aug 1, 2018
We know that this blog is the happening place to find the hottest Pinball Map news, and we want to preface this post by saying we will absolutely not be reducing our blog-posting pace because of the news we’re about to share once this sentence is completely written and there’s a period at the end of it.
We started a Pinball Map PODCAST:
Mappin’ Around with Scott & Ryan We’ll be putting one ep out a mo.
May 24, 2018
After nearly ten years of creating new pinball map regions, we’ve amassed 95 of them. So we think we have good coverage of most of the pinball hot spots in the US and Canada (and now one part of Australia). But even so, we get regular requests to cover MORE lands. In the past we’ve waffled on this issue. But now the voices are too loud, and we cannot ignore them.
2017 Annual Statistics
Jan 3, 2018
Every week the site sends us an email containing map usage data. The email lists things like:
the quantities of new machine comments machines removed machines added locations added events listed submitted locations that haven’t been added locations that no longer list machines etc. This weekly email helps us track usage and pending operations. And it helps local administrators see an overview of the action in their neck of the woods.
Pinball Map Android App Version 4.0.1
Dec 26, 2017
We’re simply excited to announce an update to the Pinball Map Android app!
While this update brings a number of tweaks and enhancements, the most major of them is probably a decrease in loading time. So, the app is a lot faster now!
This is the first Android app update since March 2017. And that March update was a major one. So this is a follow-up to that one, knocking out a lot of miscellaneous issues (see the list).