MyFitnessPal running into issues on Windows Phone but an update is nigh
MyFitnessPal (www.myfitnesspal.com (opens in new tab)) as a service is top notch. If you’re into keeping track of what you eat and the calories you consume, then it’s indispensable, especially since it combines so nicely with our favorite activity tracker Fitbit. But as a Windows Phone app, it leaves a lot to be desired, as can be seen by the pitiful user ratings in the Store. Sure, it looks great, but problems with stability and the scanner keep it from being truly useful.
Some people have complained that they can’t find the app in the Store (we had no such issue) but the good news is an update is coming soon. Version 2.1.2 is currently in beta testing and at least according to one representative, it’s aimed directly at stability:
Likewise, the MFP staff confirmed the news today via their Twitter account, noting:
Since the MFP team is evidently beta testing the app, an update to resolve current issues should not be too far off. Considering the last major update was in December, it is certainly long overdue. You can find the current version of MyFitnessPal here in the Store.
Do you use MyFitnessPal? How has your experience been?
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I actually emailed them last week about the app, and received a long email response asking for details about my phone and errors, and they seemed genuinely interested in trying to correct the situation. So happy to see them working on an update. The bar code scanner is an awesome function and I really miss it.
I have emailed support and provided them screenshots and data a few times so it is good they are acting on the issues.
Still frustrates me that the iTunes versions get updates nearly every week & we get one a year!