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GPS apps and Windows Mobile 10 **UPDATE**

The last post was about recent Windows Phone OS builds breaking various Silverlight GPS apps.

It appears that Microsoft has now fixed the issue in the latest build (15245) that has just been released to Insiders on the fast ring.

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16275 for PC & Build 15245 for Mobile

“We fixed an issue where Silverlight apps that use GPS would either not start or crash.”

Thanks to those that reported the issue and I hope you can go on using Striver.

GPS apps and Windows Mobile 10

Hi All,

It appears that some recent updates to the Windows 10 Mobile OS have broken many GPS enabled apps that are based on the old Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 Silverlight platforms.  This includes Striver, Runtastic, Caleidos Runner, Cycle Tracks etc.

Thanks to all the Striver users that have taken the time to report this to me.  As so many have got in touch I wanted to let you all know the situation. I know for sure that OS build 15063 and 15240 causes this problem.

Here’s an article about the issue:

windows-10-mobile-cumulative-update-bug-crashes-gps-apps

As soon as I can I will take a look to see if there is anything I can do about it.  If it’s an OS issue it’s unlikely that anything can be done other than to wait for Microsoft to fix it.  Fingers crossed.

Thanks for your patience,

Kevin,

TeamWestwood

Striver the #strava client for Windows Phone v1.9 released

What new in v1.9?

– Manual Entry of Activities.  Tap the ‘plus’ button in the application bar along the bottom of the record screen.

– Ability to edit your existing activities name, type, description etc.

– Heart Rate Monitor auto connect. When recording starts Striver will automatically try and connect to your heart rate monitor.

– Share activities.  When viewing the details of an activity you can share the url of the activity to your social networks.

 

Striver In-app purchase problem.

There are a number of reports of people being asked to buy their Striver in-app purchases again.  It’s currently being investigated.  I’ll post any updates here in due course.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Update 4 – Update from Microsoft  ** We have identified the issue and are in the process of rolling it out to production. ETA is 9/24 in the PM or 9/25 in the AM at the latest.

Update 3 – Microsoft has now confirmed there is an issue and their engineers are try to resolve it.  You can find more information here:

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsapps/en-US/c7543933-39c2-4e39-85bf-4c9f0d35d436/previously-purchased-durable-iap-issue?forum=wpsubmit

Update 2 – A couple of work around can be tried until Microsoft resolve the issue.

1. Uninstall and the reinstall (warning : you will loose any rides not yet uploaded to Strava)

or

  1. You have previously purchased a feature but you are prompted to purchase again.
  2. You choose to purchase and it takes you to the WP store where you have a ‘buy’ button instead of the ‘You already own this – Install’ button.
  3. Click cancel instead.
  4. Close the Striver app completely.
  5. Start Striver.
  6. The feature is now enabled again with a status of ‘Purchased’.  You are no longer prompted to purchase.

Update 1 – A number of other app developers are reporting the same issue.  It appears to be an issue at Microsoft’s end to do with In App Purchase licences not being flagged as active when they should be.

Striver (#strava client) v1.3 just released

Another release of Striver, the Strava client for Windows Phone, has just hit the store!

– Settings has the addition of a configurable range of audible voice notifications to keep you informed during a recording.

– Optional Toast Notifications for new followers, kudos and comments.

– About and Help contains some recording tips and a link the online user guide.

I hope you enjoy these new features and please do get in touch about any bugs or feedback about Striver.