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in actifit •  10 months ago  (edited)

A few days ago I renewed an interest in Actifit. My consistency had really fallen off owing mainly to the friction in the past of creating a post via my iPhone.

Early in the week — more or less by chance — I noticed I’d earned 13k+ activity points. It called my attention to a few new features in the open source iOs app for Actifit.

I figured the ability to take pictures in the application would be a plus as I make it a point of always including at least one image.

Unfortunately, I encountered this frustrating and ironic an error on trying to register the point balance that reinvigorated my interest in the first place.

After checking in with @mcfarhat on the Actifit discord server about this I learned I’d need to uninstall and replace the app with the latest version. Unfortunately this meant a bit more effort (“friction” again if you will) and I decided to put it off until today.

On the plus side the help from the Discord channel was straight forward and responsive all things considered.

I also learned that the ability to post points from a previous day is already implemented for the Android app—and anticipated soon for iOS.

There was a time when I explored making contributions to the app, https://github.com/actifit/actifit-iOS, in order to get features that mattered most to me quicker But Swift is outside my core area of interest or expertise. So, I will have to learn to be patient.

Anyway, I may have lost the points from that day but I still have the memories. Here are a few pictures from that day’s hike.



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Hello, @tdre. Thank you for your contribution. This look like a nice write-up. However, the content of this post lacks a lot of clarity. Blog posts about an open-source project do not only stop at expressing your feelings or sharing your views about the project. You are also indirectly promoting the project and hence, you are required to put your readers into great consideration. These include your post readability, clarity, and a good writing format.

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Thanks for taking the time to review and comment @knowledges—I agree it’s far from my clearest work, though that owes in part to the friction in the user experience which was part of what I intended to convey.

As always, I appreciate your feedback :-)

Thank you for your review, @knowledges! Keep up the good work!

looks like a very peaceful place

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