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BikeJournal Facebook App – Monthly Graphs

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Released a new feature today. As requested, we are now storing and graphing monthly total distance for the current year. This is only available on the BikeJournal Tab on your profile

BikeJournal Facebook Graph

The current month actual figure is shown in red, and the grey bar behind it is the projection, assuming that you continue riding at the rate you have been so far for the month, so this figure will get more accurate the closer we get to the end of the month.

You can see this in action on my BikeJournal Tab or by adding BikeJournal to your profile tabs.

Hope everyone enjoys the new feature – let me know your thoughts and any suggestions!

If you’re not using this app yet, check it out at; you’ll need to be a member of too, of course.

BikeJournal Facebook App Update

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

I’ve made some updates to the BikeJournal Facebook App – some performance improvements and have added a new Tab View.

BikeJournal Facebook App - Tab Screenshot

This Tab View also shows the two leaderboards – Yellow Jersey with the top 5 users for the month by distance, and Green Jersey for the top 5 riders with by average speed. If you don’t record distance or speed for your rides, you won’t be included in these leaderboards.

To add the Tab view to your profile, log in to your profile and click the + button and select BikeJournal. It’s that easy.

Get in touch if you have any questions or feedback about this!

New BikeJournal Facebook App Feature

Monday, June 16th, 2008

I’ve just added a top 5 riders list to the BikeJournal Facebook App.

This shows the users who have ridden the furthest in the current month, and sits at the bottom of the config screen so only logged in app users will be able to see it, but I’ll find somewhere better for it.

BikeJournal Facebook App Ready for use

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

My BikeJournal/Facebook app is ready for general use.

This app grabs your journal from BikeJournal and displays it on your Facebook. The profile box will automatically be updated with all your BikeJournal rides at 10PM Melbourne time (6AM US EST)

This is what the output looks like (from my profile)

BikeJournal Display

At the moment, the options are pretty slim. You can select the columns from your journal to display:

BikeJournal App Controls

You can install the app here , and I have a TODO list here

I must say that the Facebook platform is pretty nice. A few gotchas, but nothing that really held me up for too long. As should be the case, the majority of my time was spent on my side of the app development (not Facebook integration). In fact, the biggest issue I ran into was parsing the HTML of the BikeJournal journal page.