Ahhh, Weightbot. The one that started it all for us. We’ve learned so much since building this app and wouldn’t dare leave it behind. In a few days (fingers crossed), version 1.5 should be available for all to download, and here’s what’s new.
We’ve made a few changes to the way the graphs work. But before I talk about that, I wanted to mention that you can now disable the BMI markers (overweight/underweight lines) and the trend line (blue line) in the settings if you wish. You can also now set a starting and goal date which create markers in the graphs. The goal date is optional.
So back to the graph changes. The week view (7 days) now focuses on your current weight goal. That is, you can only scroll from your start date to your goal date (or current date, whatever is later). The reason for this is so it’s easier to focus on your current progress. It also means the trend line will be more accurate because it will only take into account your current progress towards your goal. And the final benefit is the graph will be zoomed even closer because it won’t have to take your old weight data into account. We also added a new month view (30 days) that shows the same data as your usual week, only with more data at a time.
There’s always a few who don’t like change. If you don’t like this new focused view, all you have to do is set your starting date to the oldest weight you have recorded and it will behave like it has prior to the update.
What about the old month and year views? We’ve made minor changes to those as well. If you double-tap the graph to toggle the month/year graphs, you’ll notice that the blue trend line and goal line is gone. These 2 views are now just a way to get a quick overview of your plotted weight history without all the noise.
Like we did with Convertbot recently, Weightbot’s settings have been completely redesigned. They should look better as well as make much more sense. Weightbot also now has the Support section so you can quickly read FAQs and email us from within the app if needed.
We mentioned that you can hide the BMI markers in the graph. What about the BMI on the main screen? Just tap on it to toggle to a view that displays the weight change between the currently selected day and the last weight.
Withings Scale Support
We are excited to announce support for the Withings Scale. We’ve had many requests for this ever since Withings released their beautiful WiFi scale. All you need to do is login to your Withings account from Weightbot and it will automatically download your latest weight data every time you launch the app. It’s truly magical.
For more info about using Weightbot with the Withings Scale and Promo Code, go to our Withings page.
That’s about it for v1.5. We are now working hard on Pastebot v1.1.