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What's new?

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This is a log of the improvements we are making to the Product. If you want to see progress as a business, come here

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October 13, 2020 ~ 0.1.17 going public πŸŽ‰

Changes

  • πŸ“£ Rosita left open beta and reached production public in Google play
  • We started to review the App, considering the people with larger displays and fonts setup due to eyesight limitations. We want to serve everyone.
  • We cleaned some permission requests. We only ask for what we really need.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed some errors when signing up when text size is set to maximum.

October 6, 2020 ~ 0.1.16 public version candidate

Changes

  • πŸ“£ Exercise schedule now open the whole day. Take your preferred class at your own pace. We will recommend you timely about when it's best and which one to choose.
  • If you did the exercise leveling (you should), we'll recommend you the activities of that level - they will always appear first to you.
  • Our splash screen now has some motivating rolling advice.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a ubiquitous bug in app upload after splash wasn't loading locale from remote config fast enough.

September 30, 2020 ~ 0.1.15 public version candidate

We are even more excited with this release than with the previous. We've being waiting to send it to Google for a while now and we can't wait to see our user's feedback.

New features & updates

  • πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€ΈπŸΏβ€β™‚οΈ We added an exercise leveling process that allow you to self-assess their status in 3 levels. With that level, we can recommend you activities that are more adapted to you.

Changes

  • We simplified the login process. We don't need to ask you to choose between login and register, we already know if you are onboard from your phone number!
  • We simplified the signup process as well. Less questions, more relevant, a more pleasant experience 😊.
  • We recorded again all audio aids. More quality and a clearer message for Rosita's voice.
  • Rosita now has quite a few of gorgeous illustrations. We really hope you will love them as we do β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️
  • App user interface received intense polishing after the redesign from previous version. Too many improvements to enumerate here, typography, logos, shadows, animations, colors, margins ... quality and simplicity for a satisfying User Experience.

Removals

  • Rosita is now just a feed of activities recommended for you. We removed the associations, groups and profile section, to avoid confusion while we work on the new profile. Stay tuned!

Bug fixes

  • App should be fairly stable for most of our users by now. Dozens of errors were detected and fixed, some stability issues as well.

September 8, 2020 ~Β Redesign and 0.1.14 beta

We're very excited with this release, and we hope our users will be too 😍

We've been working full steam to improve our code base πŸ€–, hunt down bugs 🐞 and, most importantly, redesign our user's experience. Now that we have a few hundred people onboard, the initial feedback has been pure gold for us.

New features & updates

  • ✨ We have a new design! Fonts, colors, buttons, cards ... are feeling more professional, more soft and - hopefully - more usable. We're actively working on this now, so expect bigger changes and improvements coming in the close future.
  • Activity cards have now a 3-color scheme to signal state. Not 100% ready yet, but working towards it.
  • Rosita just got a new look, and we β™₯️ it. A new App icon for now, more beautifulness coming next.
  • Exercise activities now have a difficulty level from 1 to 3, to allow for users to pick the ones right for them.
  • Tapping on Home button will refresh the Activity list. This gimmick will hopefully be clear UX for our users and temporarily solve sync issues with the timeline.
  • Although not a focus right now, performance was improved in some parts of the App. A faster lighter experience is always a better experience.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug where activities appeared duplicated or more in the timeline.
  • Fixed long names overflowing the user lists.
  • Fixed a number of bugs all around.

September 1, 2020 ~Β 0.1.13+2 beta

Timeline and activity general rules for access, visibility and sorting changed. We implemented a "relevance scoring" approach, where a particular activity is more relevant to a particular user depending on a set of different conditions, such as how popular is it among her friends, its match with your level or interest and many others. This is part of our secret sauce and will improve over time.

For the moment, general rules are you can only access activities for the current day, and for two hours after an activity has started. This openly reproduces happens in a gym and its schedule of classes, leaving some room for early birds and laggards.

August 19, 2020 ~Β 0.1.13 beta

We needed to release a new quick version to improve our product usage tracking capabilities, in order to better understand how are users use the product, what works and what not.

August 18, 2020 ~Β 0.1.10-0.1.12 beta

We've been busy fixing a series of bugs we found during beta testing, improving the code and the tech, and then testing a bit more.

New features & updates

  • The live video quality was improved. If connectivity is good, then we'll broadcast in 720p. Niiiice!
  • Added numeric polls, so we can ask our users questions that need to be answered with a number from a range. This allows us to better refine the experience before, during and after certain activities for our seniors; in particular, to create health status profiles that our experts will match with the excerside levels during user onboarding.
  • Unifying polls experience across the current 3 kinds of activities.
  • Version code was added to the footer, so we can better assist our users by knowing the exact version they're using.
  • Splitted the analytics trackers between staging and production environments. Good data results in good service.
  • User notifications for upcoming activities moved from 15min before to "your activity is about to start".
  • The codebase was reviewed and improved, while we flex our muscles with the technology and improve our speed. Good nice features to come soon!
  • Targets Android 29, as per Google requirements.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the use of the keyboard to chat on smaller devices.
  • Fixed a regression that made videos not show properly.
  • Fix a bunch of bugs related to the different implementations.
  • Fix the association search bar, that was causing some errors in small devices and also working weirdly in edge cases.
  • Dozens of sync / async issues fixed. Some were already bugs, some might be in the future under certains circumstances, some might never be. Fixed all anyway.

July 29, 2020 ~Β 0.1.8-0.1.9 beta

We are now public beta on Google Play! πŸŽ‰πŸ•πŸΎπŸ•ΊπŸΎ

Although we don't expect senior users swarming at Rosita just yet, truth is anyone can download it now and tell their friends just now.

July 28, 2020 ~Β 0.1.7 beta candidate

Phone now remains unlocked during video play. Before that, the phone would block in the middle of your yoga class! More UI details and minor 🐞.

July 23, 2020 ~Β 0.1.6 beta candidate

Going through the alpha testing feedback, smashing some πŸ› and making some obvious UX improvements.

July 20, 2020 ~Β 0.1.5 alpha

We're now prepared to go through Google Play's alpha review! We also processed quite a few feedback items from early user testing.

New features & updates

Unifying video consuming experience:

  • Both recorded and live sessions can now be watched in portrait and landscape mode.
  • Chat is only possible in portrait, since it becomes quite unusable in landscape.
  • Recorded sessions will be recorded in landscape for now, so that's the primary mode.

Activity notifications now link directly to the activity instead of just opening the App.

Improve the keyboard integration.

Bug fixes

  • More user testing, more πŸžπŸ•·οΈto catch.

July 16, 2020 ~Β 0.1.4 alpha candidate

Mainly a bug fixing πŸ›πŸž release, after some user testing 🀸🏽. We improved the internals of the coding, to allow us to catch more bugs later. At last, we reduced the events that caused our users streams to update - they were just too many and the experience was kind of unexpected.

July 13, 2020 ~Β 0.1.2-0.1.3 alpha candidate

Big news here, we now have the ability to stream recorded videos, as in the opposite to live streaming.

New features & updates

  • Recorded streams was a requested feature to allow for proper recorded, post-production and polishing of some of the classes by the professionals. This release brings the first attempt at this, with a very simple interface yet.
  • Activity stream now refreshes automatically if any change is made on the servers, without user interaction, allowing for a better and more synchronized experience.
  • πŸ‘‹ Settings button βš™οΈ at Activities list is gone for now. We have no profile yet, so you can just uninstall for the moment. We get a cleaner UI this way.

Bug fixes

  • Navigating back and forth on the app was a big confusing and buggy. Sometimes even a back action would just close the app. Fixing some of these.
  • Activity list after signup was always empty, creating a poor first impression. That is fixed, now showing activities on signup.

June 23, 2020 ~Β 0.1.1 alpha candidate

Mainly a bug fix release, after the initial feedback from testers. Also, we need to keep polishing our infrastructure.

New features & updates

  • While Rosita will probably be a paying app in the future, we decided to start by making it free while in alpha until we properly think about the right model and price for its awesomeness.

Bug fixes

  • Errors uploading pictures, app-crashes , permission allowing issues ... all fixed.
  • Our error tracking systems were not doing a great job. We keep perfecting our eyes and ears on the product.
  • Oh my, and I thought browser compatibility was a hassle, welcome to the device farm world! Our users' phones will come on all kinds of screen sizes, shapes, OS versions ... and that needs to be dealt with. Our team is flexing their mussles to support them all (or most).

June 17, 2020 ~Β 0.1.0 alpha candidate

Hallo, long time no see! We've been busy crushing through our roadmap tasks to be ready to launch our first friends-only super secret pre-alpha version. Lots of hype there. Nails being bitten. Stay tuned!

New features & updates

  • Signup process for seniors revisited. If you're alone, we'll call you to help you get up.
  • Hosts can now see Poll results on their streamed activities. They can also see the number of followers they have on their live event.
  • We've got our first version of our "smart timeline", the seed of the secret sauce activity recommendation system. It's not super smart yet, but it does the job.

Bug fixes

A lot of things move when you have a lot of moving parts, and you move one. By moving I mean breaking. We're quickly setting up the means for a more stable product every time.

We have now a bug-free release version. Promise. Almost for certain. We'll see 🀞🏽.

May 24, 2020

Fixed several bugs that were either blocking or sufficiently disturbing to not be able to launch. We are going down a "launch release" list of bugs and small improvements.

Bug fixes

  • Stop annoying signup sounds
  • Stop sounding after moving to next screen
  • Screens for age and level of health
  • Handle keyboard - numbers

May 18, 2020

New features

  • New signup process for seniors that covers health and happiness
  • Virtual living room for images with voice call
  • Counter of people live watching or on the call
  • Improved design of activities on time line for easier reading

Bug fixes

In the activity time line, double counting yourself.

Microphone on and off with the wrong colors.

Some non dynamic texts in the virtual living room.

Several bugs in the signup with sounds that went to the following screen or sounded twice.

We have started this log today, so let's assume what we had until today was the basic app :). We might fill this up at some point for completion.

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