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May 15, 2014
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Today we've released a new version of the mobile app (both iOS and Android) and we're announcing a major new partnership with Black Diamond. We at Mountain Project have been users and admirers of BD gear for many years and are pretty damn psyched to be working together. BD is committed to the climbing community, and their support of MP will further our mission to be the definitive resource for climbers.

What does this mean?
  • Thanks to BD's support, the mobile app is now FREE.
  • This app release includes several improvements, and more are in development.
  • Lists of routes show the type of climb (trad, sport, boulder, etc.).
  • Your personal star ratings of climbs are shown instead of averages.
  • You can get directions to the crag.
  • The Leading News (formerly called The Spray) can be read inside the app.

Over the next year, the BD partnership will help us focus more attention on the mobile app in general. You'll see more frequent updates, added features, and improved usability.

What if you already paid for the app? The new version of the app is an update to all older versions, including those that were paid for in the past. While we can't refund folks that supported us with their app purchase (hopefully you have found $5-8 a fair price), we want thank you for your financial contribution. MP is a labor of love by small handful of people, and your support has helped keep us going. If you don't feel like this is fair, and you bought the app in the last six weeks (after April 1, 2014), find your iOS/Android receipt, email it to admin at mountainproject dot com, and we'll get you a refund (via Paypal).

With many past versions of the app out there, we couldnít test every possible upgrade path. Itís possible you will need to delete your current version before installing the new version. For Apple products, we now require iOS 6.1.
Nick Wilder
From The Bubble
Joined Jan 1, 2005
1,779 points
May 15, 2014
Great job Nick. Looks nice. The only problem I encountered was after updating the app it wouldn't download specific area updates. I deleted and re-installed the app - which required downloading all my areas again however there were no problems encountered doing this including the areas that originally needed updates.

iPhone 5 and latest iOS as reference.
Mark NH
From 03053
Joined Feb 2, 2013
5 points
May 15, 2014
Aiding. Photo by Locker.
I like it. I upgraded without any hiccups from whatever version I had without any hiccups. teece303
From Highlands Ranch, CO
Joined Dec 16, 2012
636 points
May 15, 2014
Upper pitches on Crescent Tower, Bugaboos.
Sick!!! I'm going to download it now!!!! Jonathan Dull
From Boone, NC
Joined Mar 2, 2012
429 points
May 15, 2014
Humboldt Bouldering
+1 to Black Diamond! You guys kick ass! Josh Kornish
From tufaclimbing.com
Joined Sep 16, 2009
547 points
May 15, 2014
New app killed my ipod touch. Updated MP app, which did not work. Erased MP app and reinstalled app, which did not work. Restarted ipod touch, which now stalls on apple logo on startup. I will get back with more info if I can get it to work again. Xam
From Boulder, Co
Joined Dec 6, 2011
8 points
May 15, 2014
Ipod now starts after reboot sequence but new MP app does not work...MP screen flashes on but does not enter app. Note this is on an older 8gb 4th gen ipod touch so cool kids with newer toys will likely have better results. Xam
From Boulder, Co
Joined Dec 6, 2011
8 points
May 15, 2014
Good update.

Can those of us who paid get it ad free? This is pretty typical in the app world.

Nothing against BD, but I give them plenty of my money anyway without them taking up my screen real estate.
jdejace
Joined Sep 20, 2013
6 points
May 15, 2014
Me, and the standard Shovel Point belay.
Not to be a jerk, but is it possible to go back to the old paid version? App doesn't work on my LG phone. The old app was great. Rich Bergstrom
From Minneapolis, MN
Joined Feb 19, 2014
7 points
May 15, 2014
Great new update: I've been asking for my star ratings to show for years now - thank you!

The new format is easier to read and the app is much faster.

All in all a great update, though the BD ads are much more intrusive than the old OR ones.

I too would pay for an ad-free version.
Josh Janes
Joined Jun 8, 2001
7,838 points
May 15, 2014
Another vote for the ad free version. I will GLADLY pay for no ads. I will consider deleting it without this option, as much as I love it. Alexander Blum
From Charlotte, NC
Joined Mar 28, 2009
156 points
May 15, 2014
New version also doesn't work on my phone - crashes immediately when trying to start up.
I tried uninstalling and reinstalling multiple times.
This is on a samsung galaxy S3 w/ android 4.1.2

I'd also prefer to go back to the paid version to be ad-free.
hemp22
Joined Feb 19, 2008
62 points
Site Landlord
May 15, 2014
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We are looking into a bug that seems to affect Galaxy S3 & S4 phones, as well as LG G2 phones. Hopefully this will only take a day or so to figure out. Thanks for your patience!

For the record, the prior version was not ad-free. But thanks for all the feedback, both positive and negative!
Nick Wilder
From The Bubble
Joined Jan 1, 2005
1,779 points
May 15, 2014
^He's right, I stand corrected. Sorry Nick. I'd still pay a fairly hefty sum for the ads to disappear. Alexander Blum
From Charlotte, NC
Joined Mar 28, 2009
156 points
May 15, 2014
Unfortunately there's essentially nothing in our life that's not littered with ads - somewhere. I don't find the BD ads obtrusive and think Nick should be commended for working out the deal with BD and making the app free.

And from my memory there have always been ads on MP web and the app.

For the folks that want ad free and don't want to use the app - don't use it. Good luck finding something as useful as MP that's ad free.
Mark NH
From 03053
Joined Feb 2, 2013
5 points
May 15, 2014
Updated the app from the paid version on my LG G2 running Android 4.4.2 and now I get a black screen on start up.

Nick - happy to help you debug this - PM me if you want some more info.

Thanks,

Chris
Chris B.
From San Francisco
Joined Oct 16, 2013
6 points
May 15, 2014
You guys might want to put a warning that tells s4, s3 etc. Users not to update until you fix it. I was going to use the app to go climbing this afternoon but now I can't. Burghschred
From Bend, OR
Joined Aug 17, 2011
111 points
Site Landlord
May 15, 2014
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Android Update: We've identified the issue and should have a fixed version by late tonight. Thanks for your patience. Nick Wilder
From The Bubble
Joined Jan 1, 2005
1,779 points
May 15, 2014
Updated to 2.8 and looking good now. Great work on the quick turn around. Chris B.
From San Francisco
Joined Oct 16, 2013
6 points
May 15, 2014
Updated app crashing on iPhone at launch. iPhone 3S, OS 6.1.6
Hopefully this will help track down the issue
Jamie K.
Joined May 13, 2013
0 points
Administrator
May 15, 2014
Relaxing at the P1 belay of Fruit Loops at Rumblin...
Thanks for the upgrade, Nick! Unfortunately, post-install, my iPhone flashes the app screen and then it disappears. Tried rebooting the phone, it still wouldn't launch; deleted and re-installed, still the same. Mine is an iPhone 5, OS level 6.1.4.

JL
saxfiend
From Decatur, GA
Joined Nov 14, 2006
4,535 points
Site Landlord
May 15, 2014
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We think the bug is fixed and released version 2.8 a few minutes ago. There are a few reports that it's working, so we think this is solved.

Delete the current version and install 2.8 from here:
play.google.com/store/apps/det...

Thanks, and sorry for the trouble!
Nick Wilder
From The Bubble
Joined Jan 1, 2005
1,779 points
May 16, 2014
Still crashing on Galaxy Note 3 bmdhacks
Joined Jan 5, 2012
432 points
May 16, 2014
Half Dome
I downloaded to my iphone 4 with iOS 6.1.3 and it didn't work. Won't launch at all Paul Hunnicutt
From Boulder, CO
Joined Sep 23, 2006
352 points
May 16, 2014
Pulling the roof in p-way
Bummer, guess I should have gotten the old version sooner. IOS 6.0.1 on my 4s and there's no way I'm upgrading and ditching my jailbreak. Oh well, looks like I'm just going to have to lug around books. Andrewww
From Concord, NH
Joined Mar 19, 2014
113 points
May 16, 2014
I too just updated the app, only to have it crash every time I try to open it. Deleted the app and reinstalled it, powered off phone then rebooted, all to no avail. Running IOS 6.1.3 on iPhone 4. Nobleman
From Denver,CO
Joined Nov 11, 2012
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