November 17th, 2012 by () in Site Updates

A minor but important update this weekend with a change to the graph shown on your home page.

Previously, regardless of what units you had chosen to record your weight in, the graph was shown in kilograms. Now if you have chosen kilograms the graph will be shown in kilograms and if you have chosen stone and pounds or pounds then the graph will be shown in pounds.

So that raises the obvious question. Why can’t I see the graph in stone and pounds if that is what I selected as my unit choice? Well simply put it is difficult to do. Think back to your school maths lessons when you where drawing graphs you could only do so if you were plotting decimal values. The fact that there are 14 pounds in a stone is difficult to accurately plot on a graph. We are working on a solution but for the moment the only choices are either kilograms or pounds.

If you want to change the the units the you enter your weight and that it is displayed in then you can do so in you “my account” section.

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November 14th, 2012 by () in Site Updates

We’ve released a small update to the site this week that makes it easier to find and join public challenges.

What’s a public challenge? Well most challenges are between people you know and have invited but there are occasions when you might what to make a challenge open to all comers, such as if you are creating a challenge for a club with many members or perhaps your local gym or maybe you simply want to challenge the maximum number of people to see if you can beat them all!

Public challenges work in exactly the same way as every other challenge with a fixed end date but they are available to anyone to join through the new search facility. Visitors to the site will be able to search and immediately join any active public challenge. If you represent a club or other group this might be a great way to attract more people by including a description of your group in the challenge description people will know more about you. Try the search out now.

We have also made some minor changes to improve the look of the site for users on Internet Explorer and Firefox.  This means that we now support the following browsers:

– Internet Explorer 8+
– Firefox
– Chrome
– Safari

We have a raft of changes, both major and minor, planned for the rest of the year and if you have anything you would like to see on the site we are keen to hear from you. Just leave a message here http://support.thechubbychallenge.com/

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November 6th, 2012 by () in Site Updates

We have today released a new version of The Chubby Challenge including some great new features and lots of bug fixes.

Firstly a big thank you to all that have taken part in the beta testing of the site and have fed back much valuable information that has allowed us to make great improvements. Keep the feedback coming as this will allow us to make the site a great place to be.

So to the changes. The first and most obvious is a change to the graph that shows your weight over the last sixty days. It has been changed to be slightly more appealing to view, although the information that it displays is the same. By the way, did you know that if you hove over the points on the graph it will show you your weight on each day?

The next change is the ability to send updates on your progress to Facebook. You will see a new “Share on Facebook” button on the home page under the graph that allows you to post an update to your news feed. It doesn’t post your weight details you will be pleased to know although you can obviously include this if you wish.

We have also made it easier to invite people to a challenge. In addition to entering the email addresses of people you want to invite you can now also invite by Facebook or by sending someone an invite link. To send by Facebook, on the challenge page, click the “Invite by Facebook” button, enter the names of your Facebook friends you want to invite, type a message and click Send. This will be sent to them as a private message with a link allowing them to join your challenge.

The final way to invite people is to cut and paste the invite link shown on the challenge page and then use this as you wish. The invite link is a short web address such as http://chby.me/abc123 and can be emailed, posted on Facebook, sent as a tweet or even written on a letter! It is up to you!

The option to invite people by email address is still available from whenever you first create a challenge or when you update it from the “Manage this Challenge” page.

We hope that you find the above useful and make The Chubby Challenge even easier to use and if you have any comments or suggestions please raise them on our support site (http://support.thechubbychallenge.com) or send us an email.

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