Pinball Map App Update 5.0

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.

Our administrators and Patreon supporters helped beta test it. And we think it's great and that you'll love it!

If you use the app, please update to the latest version!

If you've used it in the past but didn't like it, give this one a try!

Watch the video below for a walk-through of the new design and features.

Features include:

  • It's all just ONE BIG MAP now. No more switching between regions.

  • But you can still search for a region and pull up all the locations in it! The search also autocompletes for cities that definitely have machines.

  • A RECENT ACTIVITY feed, which shows all map edits within 30 miles of wherever you're searching.

  • SAVE your favorite locations and quickly see a list of your favorites.

  • FILTER map results by machine, location type, operator, and/or number of machines.

  • See nearby events.

  • And it's faster and better and more fun to use!

Thanks!

Ryan, Scott, Beth

  • Posted on June 18, 2019
  • Tagged news, app

Pinball Map Android App Update 4.0.1

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).

Anyway, let us know what you think! We think the increase in speed will help make this app even more fun to use! If you find a bug, please tell us.

Links:

Pinball Map on the Google Play Store
Pinball Map App page

Pinball Map iOS App Version 4.0.3

Like a hound charging outta the gates of hell comes this fiery beast of an app update, cryptically known as 4.0.3. What lieth insideth the four bellies of Barghest? Behold!

  • Ability to add location type and operator on location submissions (these are dropdown menus now, rather than text fields)
  • Fix events feature on Apple Watch (it was crashing)
  • Fix visibility issue on iPad map (there was a thing where it shouldn’t be)

Your phones will summon the update in due time. If it isn’t available yet, pray for patience.

  • Posted on October 02, 2017
  • Tagged news, ios, app

Pinball Map iOS App Version 4.0.2

Hey iPhoners, we just released an update to the Pinball Map app!

This update features some fixes and enhancements.

They are:

  • Display the Location Description
  • Region list – include sort by alpha
  • Add option for location services “when app is running”
  • When no Operator at a location, say “Tap to Edit”
  • Locations say “last update: June 03, 2016 by” blank 4.0.2 — bug fix
  • Minor comment issue – words can span two lines — bug fix
  • Location submissions often come in twice — bug fix (this is for Admins)
  • Reformat list of machines in location submissions (this is for Admins)

If you want to see what we’re up to for the next update, check here. We also have some cool longer-term plans brewing right now, so stay tuned.

If you LOVE the app, feel free to rate it!

App Updates - User System

We just released updates to the app to complement the recent website update. These updates have been in the works since last Spring!

We’ve listed the changelogs below. The user system is the biggest change. Once you create an account, you’ll be set. You won’t have to log in/out. You’ll always be logged in, and you won’t notice anything different… except a bunch of new features! With the user system comes a neat Profile page, where you can see an overview of your updates (screenshots below). We also fixed lots of bugs and added a swath of new features. New features include additional ways to look for machines (sort by operator or city). The Android app received a much-needed facelift. See the full lists below.

Hope you like it! We’re really excited about this update. They mark a big change for Pinball Map. And we think it will be for the better. Thanks for keeping your local pinball map up to date!

iOS app

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Check out screenshots on the app store.

Here’s a changelog of the things we added to the iOS app:

* User system
* Profile Page
* Sort locations by operator
* Store page
* High scores for a machine sort by score
* “Recently Updated” section lists 25 updates instead of 10, and includes the date
* Misc things
* Bug fixes

Github page for PBM-iOS

Android app

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Check out screenshots on the play store.

Here’s a changelog of the things we added to the Android app:

* User system
* Profile page
* Enter high scores
* Lookup by operator
* Lookup by city
* Donate page
* Store page
* Include distance on Location Detail page
* New icon
* Style update
* Misc things
* Bug fixes

Github page for PBM-Android