With over 15,000 beta testers logging in to both the private and public beta versions of Viigo every day, wexxx8217;ve been able to gain a great deal of insight into where the app is working well, and where it isnxxx8217;t. Wexxx8217;ve also been able to generate a number of amazing ideas for new features, many of which wexxx8217;ve put into the development queue.
It was clear that a number of you were being affected by the following important issues: hourglassing, intermittent connectivity, channels not being updated, and battery drainage. As a result, we focused this beta largely on improving the core of the app, at the expense of tackling larger features such as Audio.
Despite this focus, we have some exciting new features to announce. But before we let you know what these are, wexxx8217;d like to ask you to keep this quiet until the public unveiling of the BETA on Friday.
Herexxx8217;s whatxxx8217;s new in beta 3xxx8230;
Enhancements (available today)
xxx8226; New: Flights and Travel (search for flights, build itineraries and check the status of flights)
xxx8226; New: Enhanced Sports selector xxx8230; allowing you to subscribe to multiple sports at one time
xxx8226; New: Better organization of the sports service xxx8230; multiple feeds per sport (e.g. scores, standings) are now grouped by folder
xxx8226; New : NCAA Football Scores
xxx8226; New: Kijiji Classifieds Search
xxx8226; Enhanced: Politics Coverage (Upcoming Canadian and US elections)
Enhancements (coming in the next few days, with no need to upgrade again)
xxx8226; New: Currency Exchange Rates
xxx8226; New: Enhanced sport coverage (blogs, news, spreads, standings) for many sports
xxx8226; New: Stock Portfolios by industry sector (keep track of the top industries in each sector)
xxx8226; New: Read the Classics on Viigo (brought to you by the DailyLit)
xxx8226; New: Premiership scores and standings
xxx8226; New: Movie Showtimes And more
You can now customize the Viigo Home Screen xxx8211; Add or remove services from the home screen (like CFL, Elections, Entertainment etc.). To add or remove a service from the home screen, simply highlight it then click the BlackBerry menu button, then select xxx8216;Add Servicexxx8217; or xxx8216;Remove Servicexxx8217;.
Improved memory usage and reduced xxx8216;Hourglassingxxx8217; xxx8211;This release incorporates a number of improvements to reduce both the dreaded xxx8216;hourglassxxx8217; and memory utilization on your device. Wexxx8217;ve made some great headway here, but we are working on much more.
Improved connectivity - Wexxx8217;ve improved the way in which Viigo communicates with our servers, addressing the following connectivity issues: xxx8216;Update Allxxx8217; fails to update, intermittent xxx8216;Update Failuresxxx8217;, and the login message prompt, xxx8216;Your account has been transferred to another devicexxx8217;.
Watch for a blog post on Friday describing these features in more detail.
Items not fixed in this release
Loss of Custom RSS Titles and Saved Articles When Upgrading¬¬ xxx8211; Custom titles and Saved Articles are not preserved after installing the new beta version of Viigo (even if you login using your Viigo ID). This is still a known issue, and wexxx8217;re looking into a long term solution here. This release does not yet incorporate a fix, but expect to see one shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Audio xxx8211; With the tradeoff of improving the battery life, device memory, and server connectivity, this release doesnxxx8217;t incorporate any updates to Audio for the private beta testers. Wexxx8217;ve temporarily removed it from the app so that we can focus on making it better.
To download your copy of beta 3, head here for the public beta Get Viigo
Here for BlackBerry Forums branded version: OTA
: Get Viigo Desktop
: Get Viigo