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Amp Your Gaming!?

Hey everyone! Let’s talk about using FIT Radio for purposes other than working out. There are the obvious ones like listening to music while you clean, plugging it into your car stereo while you drive, or listening to it at your desk with headphones while working. If your boss says anything, you can throw back something that one of my bosses told me years ago, listening to techno/house music while working keeps you focused and working faster. I don’t know the source, but I’ve tried it and I know it’s true.

One of my new favorite uses for FIT Radio is playing games. Most games have some sort of soundtrack that, in my opinion, is repetitive, horrible, and get’s turned off immediately. When was the last time you left the music on in Angry Birds? Try breaking down buildings to some Heavy DubStep or make a record breaking Temple Run to some EDM. You reach that point where the music matches the game and you enter that zen state where you can do no wrong. It’ll change your gaming world!

Next time you have a couple of free minutes, Give it a Try! Let us Know on Facebook, Twitter, or in the Comments what games you like to play with FIT Radio providing the soundtrack.

Beta Testers: Users Who Get the New Mobile Site Before Anyone Else (now on Blackberry and Windows Phones)!

 

Beta Tester simply means you get our new mobile site viewable on ANY mobile phone before everyone else! All you have to do is let us know when you experience any bugs & remember to be specific. 

Hey Everyone! It seems like we’ve been teasing you about new features and good things coming for months now. Hey, we gotta have fun too. But the wait is almost over, we’re finishing up testing a few things internally but before we release to the masses, we want to make sure everything works properly. That’s where beta testers come in. We’re looking for a few good men and women who aren’t afraid to try something that might not work, and then shoot us an email about how it went. Simple, right?

If you would like to help FIT Radio grow and test some new goodies, then fill out the form below.

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Wifi: The Answer to Your Problems!

A quick lesson about Wifi Vs. 3G/4G

Since more and more providers are switching to smaller data plans, I would suggest using wifi whenever possible (even when checking your email). Wifi will keep your battery from draining as well. The only time you should turn off your wifi signal is when you are on the move (ie running through the park, driving in your car, etc.). This will keep your phone from trying to pick up every signal you pass.

Today I thought I would share how we troubleshoot. A helpful and responsive user contacted me today because their FIT Radio App kept freezing. The reason: Out of Data.  Here’s the conversation:

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Read this if you have Streaming Audio Problems with your HTC Evo


Hello Everyone! I’ve been busy prepping some big changes that are going to make the site and mobile apps 10x better! Can you say apps that load in a fraction of the time? You will be able to soon!

For now, I do need to address this as I see it frequently. If you’re not using an HTC EVO, then move along, there’s nothing to see here. If you have an HTC EVO (which was my first android) and would like to fix streaming problems with FIT Radio and possibly other apps, then…  Continue reading

Found a Bug? Let’s Squash It!

We are fixing bugs as soon as they come up, but if for some reason you come across something, please let us know. Just follow the SIMPLE steps below.

Dirk, Director of Technology and Development

My name is Dirk and I’m going to help you help us make FIT Radio as close to bug free as possible. With any new app, there are going to be bugs. Last I checked, FIT Radio is available to over 746 Android devices. Wow, that’s a lot. Now, we test on a lot of devices, but it’s impossible to test on every single one. The first step you should take is to make sure you have the latest version of FIT Radio. We put out updates every few weeks.

If you’re having trouble while the app is running, there’s a very quick and easy way to submit a bug. Recreate the problem, Hit Menu, then Submit Bug. Simple as that. The app does all the work of collecting the log, phone model and setting up the email. All you have to do is describe the problem… in detail. :-)

If the bug occurs during loading time or you cannot access this for any reason you can pull your own log…  Continue reading