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By Nick Wilder
Site Landlord
From The Bubble
Oct 28, 2011
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Sorry folks, I busted it for the last two hours! Fixed now.

Lots of little tweaks happening on the server side still...

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By wankel7
From Indiana
Oct 28, 2011
Five bucks a year is too much for some folks?

Maybe you should take up a cheaper hobby like trolling forums :p

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By Fred Vanden Bergh
Oct 29, 2011
Thanks, just installed, looks very nice. Can we use one subscription on multiple devices?

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By Kevin Heckeler
From Upstate New York
Oct 29, 2011
Rumney
Nick, still getting an error accessing the subscription page. The personal login, which wasn't working, is now working.

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By tim f
From Albuquerque, NM
Oct 29, 2011
Me and the boys
I also am unable to access the subscription page

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By John McNamee
Administrator
From Littleton, CO
Oct 29, 2011
Artist Tears P3
Can't believe people complain about spending 5 dollars a year for the service. That's like 2 cups of coffee. If you can afford a data plan and have an iphone than 5 bucks is trivial.

Excellent work!

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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From Bend, OR
Oct 29, 2011
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me?...
I've started a thread to report and issues/bugs with the app.

Issue/Bug Reports for MP iPhone App v1, build 13

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By ErikaNW
Oct 29, 2011
Rapping off the Matron October, 2010
Used it today - it works great! Thanks!

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By Cody W.
From Denver, CO
Oct 30, 2011
hanging clip on #1 Super Guy
Totally bad ass! Anyone complaining about the $5 subscription needs to get over themselves - worth every penny! Thanks for all your hard work!

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By saltandgranite
Oct 30, 2011
Wait, where are the topos? Am I missing something...?

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By ElectricEric
Oct 31, 2011
Any plans on adding access to the forums via the app? I would like to be able browse the For Sale forum at work especially.

Yes I know I should actually be working but.....

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By Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Oct 31, 2011
Me scaring years off my mom's life
ANDROID!!!!ANDROID!!!!ANDROID!!!!ANDROID!!!!ANDROID!!!!ANDROID!!!!

That's all.

And seriously - you guys are complaining about $5 a year?

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By Arin
From North Las Vegas, NV
Oct 31, 2011
Top of Pure Blind Pillar, White Rock, Angel Food W...
Need the Droid version! $5 is a drop in the bucket compared to the $40 or so that I keep dropping for a good guide book. I still find the books necessary because I can beat the hell out of them but when people can add info or more routes... well worth the money.

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By longroper
From Spokane Valley
Oct 31, 2011
I never said $5 a year was too much. I just don't like the business model. If I pay to download something I don't like my ability to access the information revoked. I think the promise of updated software should not be what keeps a person subscribed. It should be the availability of fresh data. If the data becomes stale I don't really want to lose what I have, but I don't want to keep paying for more regardless of the price.

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By The Freehlings
Oct 31, 2011
Profile pic
My overworked printer thanks you, as well as all of those trees that had to be sacrificed over the past few years.

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By Finn the Human
From The Land of Ooo
Oct 31, 2011
Mathematical!
longroper wrote:
I never said $5 a year was too much. I just don't like the business model. If I pay to download something I don't like my ability to access the information revoked. I think the promise of updated software should not be what keeps a person subscribed. It should be the availability of fresh data. If the data becomes stale I don't really want to lose what I have, but I don't want to keep paying for more regardless of the price.


Don't ever buy a Zune then. (Not that people really buy those things...)

But their subscription service works in the same way. You have access to the music as long as you pay. Stop paying, goodbye music.

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By Gold Plated Rocket Pony
From Boulder, CO
Oct 31, 2011
yep
Nice work, looks awesome so far!

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By T.J. Esposito
From San Diego, CA
Oct 31, 2011
Espresso @ New Jack City
used it this weekend at JT on my iPad, worked great. Now, if only there was a larger native iPad version... ;-)

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By chris_vultaggio
Nov 1, 2011
Chris Vultaggio leads the title route at Five and ...
installed and works great - thanks and for all those bitching about the 5 bucks:


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By Paul Davidson
Nov 1, 2011
very cool
and to verify, it looks like the routes are being listed left to right ? That's always been a real problem with getting info. Print a mini guide into a pdf but it's alphabetic and not by location. Obviously by location would need some extra work but without it, it's much more difficult to use electronics at the crag.

well done...

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By Andrew Martin
From North Jersey
Nov 5, 2011
me
Thank you guys! It looks and rund great, I am very happy to pay the $5 a year to not have ads!

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By rgold
From Poughkeepsie, NY
Nov 5, 2011
The traverse out to the Yellow Ridge on the Dogsti...
longroper wrote:
I never said $5 a year was too much. I just don't like the business model. If I pay to download something I don't like my ability to access the information revoked. I think the promise of updated software should not be what keeps a person subscribed. It should be the availability of fresh data. If the data becomes stale I don't really want to lose what I have, but I don't want to keep paying for more regardless of the price.


The business model you are complaining about isn't the one in place here. You aren't paying to download anything, you are paying to support a service. There is no fee for downloading, you just do it. The yearly fee underwrites the service, and if you stop paying it, you lose the benefits of the service.

Seems simple, fair, and transparent to me.

As for the $5 yearly fee, complainers have got to be kidding.

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By John Hegyes
From Las Vegas, NV
Nov 6, 2011
South of Windy Peak
Good work with the app. I love having all the route beta in my iPhone. Really nicely done. And the price is a steal compared to all the work that has gone into MP. Cheers!! When's the release party??

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By rogerk
Nov 6, 2011
Used it today for the first time. So much better than having to print out pages. Thanks!

On thing I'd like to see change:
I uploaded some new boulder problems today, but according to the Area Updates screen on the app, updates are only available every few weeks. This isn't helpful if I want the info on a new climb the next time I go climbing. Is there a way to get updates anytime we want?

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By Nick Wilder
Site Landlord
From The Bubble
Nov 6, 2011
Personal Photo
rogerk wrote:
Used it today for the first time. So much better than having to print out pages. Thanks! On thing I'd like to see change: I uploaded some new boulder problems today, but according to the Area Updates screen on the app, updates are only available every few weeks. This isn't helpful if I want the info on a new climb the next time I go climbing. Is there a way to get updates anytime we want?


No, building those data packages is hugely computationally expensive for a server. Also, downloading data packs costs us real money, so if everyone updated all the areas all the time, we'd be losing money on the app, even with charging $5/year.

We do updates in the middle of the night once/week, and it's likely to stay that way. So, not instant updates, but a lot more than your guidebook collection!

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