Updates (Android)

Buddyng App Updates (Android)

Buddyng is continually updating its system to improve your experience on our app 🌱 Want to be part of the Buddyng community? Join via Google Play Store or iOS App Store.

Monday 9th August 2021

Did you guys tune into the Olympics? πŸ… Because over in the Dev Department, we'd been keeping the highlights running whilst coding... now that it's finished, it's been radio silent as we code πŸ“»πŸ€«

Just like the silence in the air, our updates this week may not be too noticeable for our users, but we can assure you that they make big changes to your experience on the app!

Updates include:

β€’ (You've guessed it...) Bugfixes! πŸŽ‰

β€’ We've also fixed the issue of disappearing messages (so go ahead and resume chatting!)

β€’ 'See new posts' button on Inspire when someone posts

It's been a bit too silent for our liking over here, we'd love to get your recommendations of any podcasts or shows that you enjoy!

The tech team work hard to create a seamless experience for the Buddyng community, and we are continually updating our platform. If you discover any issues or have any feedback, we want to hear about it!


Monday 26th July 2021

We've got a lot of new updates since our last one in June! We hope you're gonna enjoy the changes and upgrades that we've made so far. So, let's get right into it πŸ˜‰

Updates include:

β€’ A tonne of bug fixes, crash fixes and optimisations to make the app run more swiftly - this is most visible on the Connect section, so while you're there, you might as well add and chat with new buddies! πŸ˜‹

β€’ Offline caching for all posts - i.e. faster load times! (scroll seamlessly on the go and not be affected by through-a-tunnel interferences!)

β€’ Smoother navigation on the app (we've refactored a lot under the hood πŸ•΅πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ)

β€’ Interests are back in connect πŸ‚πŸŽΆπŸŒ± (go wild and filter interests to find the right travel buddy!)

β€’ We've also made it so that you can swipe through all of your future buddies's interests within the same spot for ease πŸ˜‡

With all the bug fixes and optimisations, we're sure that you'll notice a positive change on Buddyng app! We hope you enjoy the updates.

The tech team work hard to create a seamless experience for the Buddyng community, and we are continually updating our platform. If you discover any issues or have any feedback, we want to hear about it!


Friday 11th June 2021

Over here in the UK, the sun is shining and the days are getting longer! β˜€οΈπŸ€© What's the weather like where you are?

Since the last update, our lead Android dev has been making the most of the sunny weather surfing and climbing (and all things adventurous!) πŸ§—πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈπŸ„πŸ½

But fret not! Like his surf skills, he's been swift with the bugfixes πŸ€™πŸ½

Updates include:

β€’ Smart refresh - feed will no longer refresh when users go into comments or images and back

β€’ Optimisations and app speed increases

β€’ Lots of bugfixes on notifications screen; most notably, push notfications now work when someone sends you a friend request πŸ‘«

The tech team work hard to create a seamless experience for the Buddyng community, and we are continually updating our platform. If you discover any issues or have any feedback, we want to hear about it!


Friday 28 May 2021

We pride ourselves on truly listening to community feedback.

Earlier last week, someone mentioned how they don't always have something to say when Posting a photo on Buddyng. They'd also expressed how having to write a few words to accompany each photo made them less enthusiastic about posting on the app. So, we listened and made some adjustments!

Update this week:

β€’ You no longer need to write something when Posting a photo on Buddyng app 😊

Have any other suggestions for us? We want to hear from you!


Friday 21 May 2021

Have you been enjoying Buddyng app so far? πŸ₯΄

Over the next few weeks, we'll be dedicating this time to focus on polishing the app for a seamless experience. So if you've found something on the app that hasn't quite worked as you'd have expected it to, we'd love to hear from you!

Since our soft launch, we've already received messages on our Instagram from you guys telling us how much you've enjoyed seeing Buddyng grow and feedback on parts of the app that didn't work so well. In response to this, we've made amendments accordingly!

Updates include:

β€’ Connect screen now the initial screen upon logging in (we heard from you all that Connect was the most interesting!)

β€’ Making your Trip Albums viewable in the Trips section (sorry... they just wanted to play hide-and-seek! At least we've found them now πŸ˜…)

β€’ Making your Posts viewable within your Trips (just like the Trip albums, the Posts were in on the game too πŸ™ˆ)

β€’ Making your photos viewable when creating a post (as above πŸ™Š)

β€’ Fixing the issue of the navigation bar making random appearances (we'd really appreciate it if you guys let us know if you think a navigation bar should/shouldn't be somewhere)

β€’ Centralising your bio (because you're a star, and what you write should be the centre of attention πŸ˜‰πŸŒŸ)

β€’ Updating in-app text and classification

We've had a few files and photos go into hiding this week, but we've fixed these issues for you now! πŸ’ - let us know if any of these cheeky monkeys go into hiding again

The tech team work hard to create a seamless experience for the Buddyng community, and we are continually updating our platform. If you discover any issues or have any feedback, we want to hear about it!


Friday 14th May 2021

Exciting news! Buddyng app is now available to download for anyone with access to Google Play Store (and iOS App Store) πŸŽ‰πŸ“±

In line with Google Play Store requirements, we've improved the Buddyng app experience for more people to enjoy. So get your family and friends on board!

Updates include:

β€’ A bunch of bug fixes!

β€’ Fixing issues with searching for other users in Connect

β€’ Fixing issues with user experience when viewing an image post in (and out of) full screen

β€’ Adding a loading dial to let you guys know that the app is working πŸ˜…πŸŒ€ (just taking a second or two to load!!)

β€’ Changing our green tab bars to be the same across Inspire & Connect screens

β€’ Images now orientated as expected (sorry for the crooked necks whenever an image unexpectedly uploaded sideways! πŸ₯Ί)

We hope you and your friends enjoy the updates!

The tech team work hard to create a seamless experience for the Buddyng community, and we are continually updating our platform. If you discover any issues or have any feedback, we want to hear about it!


Wednesday 5th May 2021

It's been a few weeks since our last update, and we're excited to let you know that sharing posts are now possible on the app!

At Buddyng, we believe in the power of having a strong community. With this in mind, we've built this feature so that you can inspire your close community (i.e. your buddies) with the Posts and Safety Tips that left an 'Oooh!' or 'Wow!' impression on you.

So? Get sharing! Who knows, maybe your shared Post of a nature walk in Tokyo inspires your mate Dave to go on a nature walk himself!? 🌳πŸͺ΅

Summary of updates include:

β€’ Sharing posts to your buddies

β€’ Sharing posts to your Trips (to inspire your next adventures)

β€’ (the usual) Bug fixes πŸͺ± - messages now load within the chat

The tech team work hard to create a seamless experience for the Buddyng community, and we are continually updating our platform. If you discover any issues or have any feedback, we want to hear about it!


Friday 16th April 2021

How have you been finding Buddyng BETA so far!? We'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback!

It's already been a month since our previous update, and we've been working hard sweeping up the bugs that have been pointed out by the Buddyng community (you guys!)

We've also started re-designing how the app looks on the android platform for a fresher feel ✨ We'll be rolling out more re-design updates, so be sure to keep updating the app!

(Quick fun fact: did you know that prior to hiring our own in-house team, Buddyng app looked a lot different!?)

Updates include:

β€’ Freshening up the look and feel of everyone's posts

β€’ Improving the Trips section for better personalisation

β€’ Ability to edit and delete your posts and trips (incase you made an oopsie first time round!)

β€’ Fixing the location search bar on Inspire for better browsing

β€’ β€œBugfixes. As always.” (as told by our Android dev πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»)

The tech team work hard to create a seamless experience for the Buddyng community, and we are continually updating our platform. If you discover any issues or have any feedback, we want to hear about it!


Friday 19th March 2021

Ah… bugfixes! Always the pesky bugs! πŸ›

Since our last update, we’ve been going through the list of bugs that the community have raised to our attention and have been diligently fixing them for better app experience! Alongside bugfixes, we've also built out Notifications so that you can stay connected with others and receive instant updates from your social circle. Notifications also help us at Buddyng to connect and communicate with everyone easier - because we know that pesky emails can get annoying! βœ‰οΈ πŸ‘€

Updates include:

β€’ Notifications to keep you in the loop (yay!)

β€’ Fixing the Search bar in Connect to find people easier

β€’ Fixing profile pictures in Connect

β€’ Messaging functionality across platform

β€’ β€œBugfixes. Always bugfixes.” (as told by our Android dev πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»)

The tech team work hard to create a seamless experience for the Buddyng community, and we are continually updating our platform. If you discover any issues or have any feedback, we want to hear about it!


Friday 26th February 2021

Our second update release seeks to further improve the user experience on the app. Once again, the Android team has been working hard squishing those pesky bugs! πŸ›

Updates this week include:

β€’ Removing error messages where they shouldn't be (because seeing 'Oops!' pop up isn't fun!)

β€’ Creating a smoother experience when filtering your results

β€’ Fixing Messages so that you can slide into people's chatbox smoother πŸ‘€

β€’ Continually fixing backend bug issues to ensure your safety on the platform!

The tech team work hard to create a seamless experience for the Buddyng community, and we are continually updating our platform. If you discover any issues or have any feedback, we want to hear about it!


Friday 19th February 2021

After our BETA launch last week (12th February), our Android team has been working hard fixing the initial bugs that appeared on the platform. Alongside this, there have been new features added to enhance your experience in app!

Updates include:

β€’ Ability to see your buddies list

β€’ Ability to go back after creating a post

β€’ Fixed log in and log out issues

β€’ Ability to see other Buddyng members globally

β€’ Basic build of Trips feed

β€’ Basic build of Notifications

β€’ View someone’s profile from your comments (who knows, maybe they’ll be your next travel buddy!?)

β€’ Lots more backend bug fixes to ensure your safety on the platform!

The tech team work hard to create a seamless experience for the Buddyng community, and we are continually updating our platform. If you discover any issues or have any feedback, we want to hear about it!


Friday 12th February 2021

Buddyng BETA launches today! πŸŽ‰

The Android team have been working hard so that the Buddyng community can enjoy the core features available on the BETA app.

Features to look forward to include:

β€’ Posting travel memories to the Buddyng community

β€’ Connecting with fellow travellers from around the world

β€’ Filtering to your preferences to connect with compatible people

β€’ Messaging other travellers from different parts of the globe (get talking!)

β€’ Personalising your profile so that you can stand out amongst the crowd

β€’ Finding inspiration amongst the travel community to kickstart your travel ambitions

There will be plenty more features coming soon, so be sure to keep the Buddyng BETA app up to date! The tech team work hard to create a seamless experience for the Buddyng community, and we are continually updating our platform. If you discover any issues or have any feedback, we want to hear about it!

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