The ShapeUp Blog
May 22 2010
Just wanted to show you our new office =)
Moved in here yesterday and we can now finally organize the work better and get more done, since both of us are now working full time in the company =)
Have a lovely weekend
Jan 30 2010
All right everybody! Time to initiate the closure of one more week. Its finally Friday!
I hope you are satisfied with the days that passed and that you came a bit closer to your goal. Or perhaps at least decided that it is now time to start working on your health (I mean seriously the decision is almost half the job!). =)
Quite a lot has happened this week at Sillens, we have for example released an update to the iPhone application where you can sign up for an online account directly on your mobile (plus a few bug fixes), so be sure to update your ShapeUp Club app!
I have also prepared myself for a lecture, which today also brought this week to an end.
This lecture took place at a school in my hometown, Örebro.
It should be noted that I am extremely new to the whole lecturing thing, and this was the third time I have been asked to talk about our company.
But I do believe that it all went well, even though I at one point accidently mixed my notes up, but what the heck, I’m hoping that nobody noticed that :S
I mean, the lecture took place on a Friday afternoon and my audience had not had a coffee break in a long time since the coffee cart lost its way somewhere in the school corridors.
I was going to ask someone to take a picture of me while speaking, but forgot all about it due to nervousness. But here’s another picture of another lecture I held, where I spoke about pretty much the same things.
Today it was however also focused on trying to get this school to introduce a concept called Young Entrepreneurs (freely translated from Swedish…). It’s simply a project where the students can test how it can be to run their own business.
Hopefully it went well, got a bit of good response after the lecture, nice!
Well, moving on, to what happens next week;
I figured that Christmas is now long gone, and it is again about time for me to start living what I preach. So, I therefore joined a good, suitable gym for my needs (read: they have a jacuzzi).
Otherwise, we will keep you up to date with the latest news about ShapeUp Club here via the blog!
Have a nice weekend my friends!
/ / Tove
Sep 15 2009
A few words regarding the bugs and you..
Since the release of ShapeUp Club 2.0 we have run in to a few problems, which mostly seem to regard our ”old” iPhone users. The sync function has been a bit buggy for some of you and Martin has now worked really hard to try to find out what the fault might be. Now we got a clearer look about these bugs that you have reported to us and we will send an update for the iPhone application to Apple tonight.
With this said I also must add that this update will fix some of the problems regarding the sync, but we still have a few questions we need to straighten out.
We apologize very much for all of these problems, and would also like to send a huge thank you to all of you who have reported these bugs to us!
And, as the work progress we will hopefully soon have a perfectly non-buggy version of ShapeUp Club available! Thank you for sticking with us!
During this time of debugging we will not leave you without new features and updates to the online service and the application. We are constantly working with new ideas to make ShapeUp Club better then best, and are as usual welcoming all of your ideas and thoughts with open arms.
Sep 13 2009
Just wanted to tell you that we are working with the problems some people have when syncing your data. One good thing is that we don’t need to submit a new version of the iPhone app to get it working as most of the syncing is handled online. But we will however submit a new version with some bugfixes hopefully tonight or tomorrow to fix some bugs in the iPhone app. So please if you know any important bugs in the iPhone app just post in the forum or send us an email so we can fix it.
Some tips and info when syncing:
Thanks for all your help with making this the best iPhone app / online service and also thanks for your patience! We are doing all we can to get it working for you all as soon as possible.
Sep 1 2009
Today was the first day of school for me after the summer break. (For you who don’t know I’m studying biomedical science at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.)
Molecular biology, theory. Great fun, huh
Our hopes were to have the update for ShapeUp Club ready and released before I went back to school, because of the extra amount of time the startup of the website may take.
Well, this didn’t happen, but I’m sure we will manage anyway, just let’s hope Apple approve ShapeUp Club 2.0 soon!
We still haven’t heard anything from Apple, we have tried to call them and send them emails, but nothing.
Some news from Sillens AB is that we are now entering a new phase with the development of ShapeUp Club. During next week I, together with Martin and Mats will discuss design and functionality for ShapeUp Club on new mobile platforms, exciting!
Bye for now!
Aug 23 2009
Another tip is to weigh yourself the first thing in the morning, before you eat or drink anything, this will give the most accurate numbers.
If you have any questions and post them as comments here on my blog I (or Martin) will answer them also as a comment under the post you asked your question. Hope this is ok!
Hmm, hmm, anything else I wanted to tell you?
Still, is there anything special you would like to know or perhaps see from ShapeUp Club?
Aug 20 2009
Still nothing from Apple…
BUT, at least I can show you what I bought a few days ago.
As said in the last post, we have received a lot of emails where you have asked us to also make it possible to track your muscle mass, water consistency and body fat (which we added a while back, and it’s therefore possible to track with the iPhone app).
Of course I also wanted to get in on all this fun, so I bought a scale that could do all these things.
I really like it, and perhaps it can be a real good motivation while losing/gaining weight or maybe building muscles! You can of course manage a very successful weight loss without this type of scale, a regular one will work just fine. If you follow your Calorie Plan I can assure that you will reach your goal.
But all in all, it’s a quit funny weight loss tool, and with the online service you can track up to five different body measurements. So perhaps I will choose to also track my muscle mass and water consistency on my ShapeUp Club Online account.
Yes, this is how your Profile looks online. We have some plans to change the design, but for now this the Body Measurements part of the Profile.
The ShapeUp Blog
AboutTove Westlund, one of the developers behind ShapeUp Club, will be blogging about her work in Sillens AB, the company behind ShapeUp Club. You will be able to read about updates, latest news, and new ideas and also share your thoughts about the service.