We’re excited to announce these new upgrades to our FREE SparkPeople iPhone app:
Offline Tracking: You can now track your foods, fitness, weight and water whether or not you have an internet connection on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Any tracking information you enter while offline will be synced to your account automatically once you are connected again and will be available to view on the website.
Updated Retina Display: We have also updated our graphics to support retina displays. What does that mean, exactly? Well, seeing is believing! The new retina display allows you to see all the functions of this free app more clearly--whether you are looking at text or graphics.
Click here to download these updates now for your iPhone!
Last week we released an updated version of our iPhone Diet & Fitness Tracker application, but after release we released some members were having technical issues. We submitted a fix to Apple right away, and they approved and made available the corrected version last night.
So for everyone, whether you had trouble or not, you can now download the updated version. You can go to "Updates" on your App Store on your phone, or also go to www.sparkpeople.com/iphone on your phone to get the update.
We'll post more soon on the new features available with this update!
To celebrate Mother's Day this year, we're giving you a sneak peek into "The SparkPeople Cookbook” with our first FREE e-book,"Light and Easy Mother's Day Brunch Recipes from SparkPeople," written by Chef Meg. These light and delicious brunch recipes are easy enough for dad and the kids to cook up, but will make mom feel special and appreciated!
Inside this FREE e-book, you will get 3 sweet and 3 savory dishes that are perfect for a Mother's Day brunch but also simple enough to enjoy any morning--no special occasion needed.
This e-book is totally FREE to download and is available in a variety of formats, including:
• Kindle (.mobi for Kindle devices and Kindle apps)
• Epub (Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps)
• PDF (good for reading on PC)
• Plain Text (viewable as web page)
As you may have noticed, we have a slightly updated design to our "Start" page where you are taken after logging into SparkPeople. The overall functionality and all the links are the same. However, we did an extensive amount of testing the page with both new and experienced members to find some things that were not as intuitive as we would like. We also added a small "Hide" link by each section so you can hide sections if you don't use them.
As part of this, we slightly changed the "navigation" links at the top of the site (My Trackers, Healthy Lifestyle, etc). We used to have a 2nd row of links, but these were redundant with the "dropdown" links you get when putting your mouse over the navigation. Again, this was done to simplify the site.
Here's a new tutorial video that points out all the key features of the Start page. It's a great thing to watch whether you're a long-time member or a new one, plus it'll point out all the new features of our redesign.
If you have any problems or questions, please let us know here.
Isn’t it awesome when you’re part of the “in” crowd? Like when you get exclusive offers or are the first to know about something new? Now is your chance! Be the first to learn about a new SparkPeople feature, SparkGuy’s Army, directly from SparkGuy himself!
He’ll be presenting this new feature and asking for your feedback and input at his SparkPeople LIVE! Special Event on Thursday April 12 at 8 p.m. (EST). SparkGuy is ready to Spark even more people with SparkGuy’s Army – will you join him to learn about new ways to Spread the Spark?
SparkPeople LIVE! Online Support and Motivation Meetings take place in an online, video chat room, so you can join right from the comfort of your home! Your first week is free, so you can experience what it’s like to see other SparkPeople members in real-time, as well as chat with, laugh and learn from them, too.
“I love SparkPeople LIVE! Meetings! I really have connected with people in the meetings. I feel like I've made friends. It makes such a difference.” --SparkPeople member KIMMYWIZZIE1
To attend this Special Event, you must be a member of SparkPeople LIVE! – registration is quick and easy! Try this SparkPeople feature FREE for one week, plus you will get 50 SparkPoints and a 20% off coupon to the SparkPeople Store just for signing up! Click here to get started today.
Get ready to get Sparked by SparkGuy on Thursday night!