Sunday, May 19, 2013

*** Upgrade Tuesday, May 21 2013 *** will be upgraded Tuesday, May 21 2013 between the hours of 10:00PM and 11:00PM America/Chicago time. This should be a relatively quick and simple upgrade. Best case, the system will only be down for about five minutes. Worst case... well... worst case is it won't come back up at all, but that's not going to happen. ;)

Here's what's new in this release...

DeLorme InReach Interface

Recently DeLorme released a new KML feed for InReach users. This feed allows third-party applications like to automatically and periodically poll InReach devices for new messages.

With the help of a few SpotWalla users, this interface has been tested over the past several weeks. We've tweaked a few things and believe it's ready for primetime. So if you're an InReach user or have been hesitant to purchase an InReach because it wasn't fully supported in SpotWalla, you no longer have an excuse.

I'm very excited about this new interface.

jQuery & jQuery UI Upgrade

SpotWalla uses a lot of functionality in jQuery and jQuery UI. In order to keep up with bug fixes and new functionality this upgrade will contain the latest stable releases of jQuery and jQuery UI. A few users have had some issue navigating SpotWalla on iPads. My hope is this release will help address some of those issues.