Pinball Map iOS App Version 4.0.3
Oct 2, 2017
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.
Pinball Map iOS App Version 4.0.2
Aug 10, 2017
Hey iPhoners, we just released an update to the Pinball Map app!
This update features some fixes and enhancements.
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.
Some Usage Statistics
Jul 31, 2017
Since I know some people here enjoy stats. Here are some fun site usage stats!
Neither of us are fascinated by web analytics. The only parts of analytics we care about are device/browser stats (e.g. how many people are using chrome vs firefox, and what devices they’re using to access the site), response times, and error rates. But we both hardly ever (maybe a couple times a year) view stats showing the number of visitors.
Pinball Map Flier
Jul 12, 2017
The WWW can be great for getting the word out about stuff. You got blogs, articles, podcasts, RSS, social media, etc. At Pinball Map HQ, we are… okay at it. We don’t have a marketing budget, and we basically only use Twitter for social media. It often turns out that YOU’RE better at it than us. And that’s perfect – that’s the way we like it.
One of our favorite things to do is to spread the word about Pinball Map in person.
Stern Pinball Prizes for Top Map Contributors
May 11, 2017
We try to thank our map contributors at every opportunity. After all, the maps would be much less cool if they were out of date. But they’re not! You all continue to make your local pinball map useful for the casual “is there still pinball in the world?” person as well as the seasoned pinball warrior, while we continue to make the maps easy and fun to update. It’s working, people!
Redo Results When Map is Moved
Apr 28, 2017
We added a new website feature: Redo Results When Map is Moved.
To use it, perform a search. When the result loads, you’ll see this checkbox in the upper left of the map:
When checked: if you move or zoom the map, then the results will reload, showing all the locations within the map window. This is similar to Yelp’s “redo results when map is moved” function. Now you can more easily browse around an area to find pinball machines.
Apr 14, 2017
The recent user system update introduced an authentication system for users. For the last month, we still allowed write access for unauthenticated users (meaning, users who hadn’t updated the app could still edit maps). But that grace period is over, and we’ve locked down the API.
If you are using the API for a tool/website, and you just lost write access, please contact us to obtain an auth token. If you’re using the app and things seem weird, update the app!
Pinball Map iOS App Version 4.0.1
Mar 21, 2017
Thanks for updating the Pinball Map! It’s been cool watching people sign up!
We’ve released version 4.0.1 of the iOS app!
This update includes:
Sort by Operator Location details will display Operator name (and you can add/change the operator) Events page now has three tabs: Today, Upcoming, Ongoing Location detail now displays the most recent machine comment (years ago we accidentally removed this from the app, and you were outraged, so we added it back in immediately; THEN we accidentally removed it again with the 4.
App Updates - User System
Mar 12, 2017
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).
Website Update - User System
Mar 6, 2017
Big Update: Pinball Map User System We’re very excited to announce that we’ve added a user system to the site! This is something we’ve talked about implementing since very early on. And after nine years of chatting and over a year of developing, we’ve finally done it!
Now you can track your map contributions! Usernames are automatically attached to comments, high scores, and the like. Basically, if you edit a location, the location detail will note, in some form, that you made that edit.