Support Businesses by Renting a Pinball Machine!
Apr 2, 2020
These are dark and uncharted times. We want to say upfront that we’re very proud of the pinball community for - according to the map usage data - promptly chilling out the moment things really heated up in the U.S. Take a look at the chart below, tracking map user edits for the March 2020.*
We used to see a couple hundred maps edits per day, and now it’s down to a handful.
New Method to Auto-Tweet Map Updates
Dec 5, 2019
Giving away our age here, but back in 2013 we wrote a blog post reviewing various services that automate the Tweeting of RSS items. The use case here is: when there’s a map update (“Jetsons was added Carl’s Shrimp Shack”) we want that update to be Tweeted to Twitter. We needed a service that periodically checks the RSS feed for us and does the Tweeting without us having to worry.
iOS App Dark Mode
Dec 5, 2019
We released an app update a few weeks ago. The biggest update of the update went into the iOS version, but Android saw some stuff, too.
Support for Dark Mode New Filter on the “machine filter” for only listing machines that aren’t currently show in the map extent Ignore “The” when sorting machine names in machine list Many bug fixes and code enhancements Dark Mode just recently arrived to iOS.
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.