Announcements

Christopher
Christopher
September 30, 2015 2478 likes 52 replies

Hello my friends

At some stage in mid October we're releasing our first major upgrade. We've nicknamed the release "Buddhapada" because it's an important step along the path towards Insight 2.0.

For simplicity's sake I've referred to it below as 1.5.

WHAT'S IN 1.5?

The four main improvements are:

1. DESIGN
- Simplified navigation
- Updated colour palette
- A back button that works!
- Redesigned Home screen
- Redesigned Groups
- Redesigned Guideds
- Redesigned Messages
- Redesigned Profile screen

2. TIMER
We've made only minor changes to the Timer.

We're adding 10 new Activity types like Tai Chi, Kundalini, Mindfulness and Prayer. And we've included an Activity dropdown inside the "Duration" setting so you can specify Activity types before clicking Start. Plus we've made some changes to the countdown screen so it's harder to stop accidentally.

3. HOSTING SPEED
We're completing our transfer to Amazon soon so you should start to notice speed improvements when 1.5 is launched. (Plus we obliterated the dreaded 'loading' icon which was slowing things down. That was a satisfying day :)

4. SYNCHING
1.5 contains background synching which means presets and journal entries will be encrypted and synced in the cloud. This means your account will be automatically available across multiple devices when 2.0 arrives (so no more hassles with lost or upgraded devices either).

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
We've been testing 1.5 for many weeks and the improvements are significant. But it is important to understand that the changes are cosmetic only. 1.5 is built on the old code base so you will still encounter frustrations that can't be fixed until 2.0 is ready.

For clarity, here's a list of things which won't be ready until 2.0:

Timer
- Ambient sounds
- New bells
- Enhanced presets
- Infinite sessions
- Timer extensions

Groups
- Post editing
- Rich media posting
- Filtering
- Bookmarks

Guideds
- Browse by Topics and Teacher
- Download to device
- Personalised audio
- Back/Forward audio buttons

General
- Search
- Unflagging
- Numerous bug fixes
- New messaging platform
- FB/Twitter integration
- Themes
- Translations
- Simplified Options

So as you can see we still have a lot to do!

Thanks for your patience and guidance.

We're looking forward to introducing 'Buddhapada' to you all very soon!

With much gratitude
Christopher and Nicholas