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Site Landlord
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...
Nick Wilder
From The Bubble
Joined Jan 1, 2005
1,885 points
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
wankel7
From Indiana
Joined Oct 4, 2010
17 points
Oct 29, 2011
Thanks, just installed, looks very nice. Can we use one subscription on multiple devices? Fred Vanden Bergh
Joined Jul 23, 2002
822 points
Oct 29, 2011
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Nick, still getting an error accessing the subscription page. The personal login, which wasn't working, is now working. Kevin Heckeler
From Upstate New York
Joined Jul 10, 2010
1,604 points
Oct 29, 2011
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I also am unable to access the subscription page tim f
From Albuquerque, NM
Joined Sep 29, 2006
60 points
Administrator
Oct 29, 2011
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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!
John McNamee
From Littleton, CO
Joined Jul 29, 2002
1,929 points
Site Landlord
Oct 29, 2011
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I've started a thread to report and issues/bugs with the app.

Issue/Bug Reports for MP iPhone App v1, build 13
Andy Laakmann
From Bend, OR
Joined Jan 1, 2001
2,415 points
Oct 29, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Rapping off the Matron October, 2010
Used it today - it works great! Thanks! ErikaNW
Joined Sep 28, 2010
170 points
Oct 30, 2011
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Totally bad ass! Anyone complaining about the $5 subscription needs to get over themselves - worth every penny! Thanks for all your hard work! Cody W.
From Denver, CO
Joined Oct 30, 2011
15 points
Oct 30, 2011
Wait, where are the topos? Am I missing something...? saltandgranite
Joined Jun 12, 2011
23 points
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.....
ElectricEric
Joined Aug 11, 2011
0 points
Oct 31, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: 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?
Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Joined Apr 26, 2009
116 points
Oct 31, 2011
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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. Gray Bush
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Oct 12, 2011
68 points
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. longroper
From Spokane Valley
Joined Mar 7, 2006
0 points
Oct 31, 2011
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My overworked printer thanks you, as well as all of those trees that had to be sacrificed over the past few years. The Freehlings
Joined Jan 19, 2011
39 points
Oct 31, 2011
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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.
Finn the Human
From The Land of Ooo
Joined Jul 11, 2008
143 points
Oct 31, 2011
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Nice work, looks awesome so far! Gold Plated Rocket Pony
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jul 14, 2007
98 points
Oct 31, 2011
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used it this weekend at JT on my iPad, worked great. Now, if only there was a larger native iPad version... ;-) T.J. Esposito
From San Diego, CA
Joined May 3, 2011
159 points
Nov 1, 2011
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installed and works great - thanks and for all those bitching about the 5 bucks:

chris_vultaggio
Joined Dec 22, 2008
381 points
Nov 1, 2011
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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...
Paul Davidson
Joined Jan 22, 2007
1,064 points
Nov 5, 2011
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Thank you guys! It looks and rund great, I am very happy to pay the $5 a year to not have ads! Andrew Martin
From North Jersey
Joined Nov 11, 2010
21 points
Nov 5, 2011
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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.
rgold
From Poughkeepsie, NY
Joined Feb 15, 2008
496 points
Nov 6, 2011
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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?? John Hegyes
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Feb 2, 2002
4,435 points
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?
rogerk
Joined Nov 6, 2010
1,667 points
Site Landlord
Nov 6, 2011
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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!
Nick Wilder
From The Bubble
Joined Jan 1, 2005
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