Monday, May 24, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

** DOWNTIME ** Monday May 24, 2010

SpotWalla will not be available between 11:00 PM and 12:00 AM America/Chicago time Monday May 24th for a minor system upgrade. If everything goes well, the system should be back up within 15 minutes, but a periodic and brief outage may occur during the downtime period if problems arise.

The message interfaces will not be affected and will remain operational.

The upgrade includes fixes to some minor issues, but also includes:

  • We've finally cracked the code on how to layer locations on the map. This allows us to give precedence to certain message/location types so they appear on top of other locations. This will come in handy when looking for a particular message type like Ok, Custom or Help among large clusters of locations. When the upgrade is complete Help and Last Location locations will be given the highest precedence. OK and Custom messages will have the next highest precedence. All other locations will retain their default precedence.
  • The device's last location widget has been enhanced with a new format parameter which controls how the last location is displayed. When set to text the information will appear as simple text. When set to anything else the information will appear on a map. When the upgrade is complete you may click the following link for more information: Last Location Widget
  • We've added finer control options to the Days of History list selection when viewing and embedding trips. Now you'll be able to choose the last 2, 4, 8 or 16 hours in addition to the usual choices.

Y'all enjoy.

Monday, May 3, 2010

** Upgrade Complete

The upgrade went well and is complete. Here are some things you'll notice...
  • Multiple Secure Zones
  • Full-screen trip and location page viewing
  • Donations
If your device was secured prior to the upgrade, that information was used to create a secure zone. For more information on secure zones refer to this help section: Secure Zones The trip and location viewers are now "full-screen". To get the full affect, set your web browser to full-screen mode and view trips and location pages like you've never seen them. A lot of you have been asking about this for a while now... After working out some issues and getting a few questions answered, SpotWalla is now accepting donations to help support infrastructure costs like web hosting services. For more information see this help section: Making a Donation Y'all have fun!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

** DOWNTIME ** Monday May 3rd, 2010

SpotWalla will not be available between 11:00 PM and 12:00 AM America/Chicago time Monday May 3rd for a minor system upgrade. If everything goes well, the system should be back up within 15 minutes, but a periodic and brief outage may occur during the downtime period. Message interfaces will not be affected and remain operational. The upgrade includes fixes to some minor issues, but the highlight of this upgrade is multiple secure zone support. This version extends device home location security to multiple zones per device. That's right. You may now define zero or more secure zones for each device in your account. This allows you to secure not only your home, but your place of work, a secret vacation spot, Grandma's house or any other region you choose. Additionally, you may turn off secure zones for any trip. This allows you to create a private trip and share your locations (even those that fall within an active secure zone) with your closest friends and family.