So I’ve been back lifting regularly again and therefore been dogfooding my own app and mobile website. I like to log my workouts from my phone as I do them in the gym. Here are the most annoying things about my own app!
- If you switch away from the app and your phone is low on memory, your workout in progress gets wiped out. Super annoying. (Need to persist progress in local storage to fix it). Workaround: Regularly submit/save and edit it. Pain
- If you aren’t in internet coverage, it appears as if you are not logged in. And then logging in doesn’t help. Workaround: Wait for network coverage
Chinese new year is probably a good time to address some of these issues! If they are bothering you too are have found other bugs, please drop me an email (just reply to your registrastion mail)
Unfortunately, I’ve had a difficult time with the backend this past week. The server unexpectedly shut down on April 19th and I wasn’t able to even log into my account until April 21st. Even having brought up the server, I experienced some data screw-ups.
The good news is that although most people couldn’t log any workouts, no data was lost and those of you who were able to log your workouts, that data is all safe as well and should be recovered to their rightful locations!
I’m still working on the root cause but I’m not overly worried as the system operates with numerous backups and the backend data is write-only so no data should ever get totally lost.
I’m still working on the Stronglifts workout generation feature and as a spin-off, I have a workout calculator or future planner to see how the Stronglifts program would run over time. You can specify your workout parameters and how many workouts in advance to preview. It’s still work in progress but you can give it a try at https://www.gainstrack.com/planner/stronglifts