Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Happy Birthday, Bind Mi Band! Release 1.13

Happy Birthday to you! 
Happy Birthday to you! 
Happy Birthday, dear Bind Mi Band! 
Happy Birthday to you!


Around a year ago the app was published to Windows Store. It was just started as a fun project that potentially could become useful for Windows Phone users. The first draft was made on hackathon for one night. No one expected that it will be of so great help to people. We are feeling really happy about how many people we have helped and have big plans to continue doing this.

It may be interesting to know that the app had 54 190 downloads from the Store and we had 60 734 views on the blog. But you probably will be surprised (we actually are!) to know that we have received and sent more than 5500 EMAILS regarding support and other questions. And we are still happy to receive your feedback and questions :) (but, please, read FAQ before that).

As a small present for all of you, we have made release 1.13 (not the best number, yeah...)




In the 1.13 update, we have added detection of running (hooray!). Also, we added calories and distance calculation for each walking/running activity. We take into account your height, weight, and pace, but still these values are approximate for such type of fitness band, so you should consider using other GPS-empowered apps for running workouts.

Additionally, we have improved (at least we believe so) detection of daily sleep. Please, feel free to tell us about your experience with these improvements.



Usually, we try not to promise anything, but today is a special day, right? We still won't promise anything, but will just share our vision of the plans for the nearest updates.

Update 1.14 will be mostly technical. It won't bring new features, but should improve some internal and UI parts in preparation for update 1.15.
In update 1.15 we want to deliver detailed sleep and running analysis. No big promises here, but we'll do the best we can.
Update 1.16 will be related to statistics visualization and storage. This is gonna be huge :)

These plans may change, but this is how we see it now. Also, we'll publish more info about HR tracking and on-call vibrations soon (nothing good there).

But now let's go and have a party!

Thank you for being with us this year! Let's bind!


28 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!!!!! This is one of my favorite applications !!! I use it every day and I'm very satisfied. I can only say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. Overwhelm me luck when I read the content of the announced versions. Keep doing well and happy birthday again !!!!!! :D

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  2. Happy birthday and keep up the good work!

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  3. thank you for the good work and the update. Keep walking :)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anNRry5yfIQ

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  4. Let the good times roll...Happy birthday 🎂

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  5. Happy Birthday! Thank you for this great app!

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  6. Happy birthday - Feliz cumpleaños

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  7. Congrats und a big thank you from Germany!
    Awesome app, awesome dev.

    I am looking forward to update 1.5.
    Detailed sleep & running analysis will is going to be awesome.

    *2 x Bind Mi Band PRO on Lumia 930 W10M, Lumia 640 8.1 -> very satisfied! :)

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  9. Happy Birthday! Go go go! Lets bind and bind and bind... Thank you for the great app!

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  10. Please, make it universal windows app, so I can use my tablet. And idea - connect with Cortana. Hey Cortana, what is my heart rate?

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  11. Great great App. Thanks so much

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  12. Great app. Thanks for it and happy birthday. Universal app?

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  13. That's great man! We need to know now how to make uncle Bill set free the notification APIs for the 3º party bands

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  14. Hello, I sent you an e-mail asking about alternative payment method. Thanks!

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  15. Hi! I have a question on mi band. I unweared the mi band for sometime then it consider this time period as a sleep. so always calculate the sleep even when i remove the miband for 1hour, etc..... Kindly, help me what is happening. Normally it was calculating the sleep when i was insleep but when i remove the mi band that time also considered as a sleep

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  16. Please, add support for Mi Scale

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  17. As mentioned here http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mobiledevices/forum/mdlumia-mdupdate/announcement-april-cumulative-update-for-windows/bf3c485b-794a-4b60-b7a8-9edec3104b9d?tm=1460480450492&auth=1 With new windows 10 build 10586.218 MI Band can stay connected. May be now you can at least bring live tile. I have installed this build which is released for everyone and yes, the band stays connected.

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  18. May this special day you share visit this site Will be filled with joy and laughter, And may all the year, my dear, Be a very happy after!

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  19. I’m trying to determine if it’s a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  20. I’m trying to determine,,,,,,,

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