Updates on April 28, 2022 (Release 543)

  • :new: 18" x 24" LifeMap Posters
    • You choose the city and the poster orientation, a preview is generated for you, then you can click to buy
    • I’ve already done two LifeMap Poster test prints, and they look great, but I haven’t done a test of the full order process yet … so, if you are interested in a printed poster get in touch through this form: https://citystrides.com/contact
  • :new: Featured Challenges
    • a Featured Challenge will now automatically be created each month
    • The theme is As Many Streets As Possible (AMSAP)
    • The next month’s Challenge will be created on the 14th of each month & you can join early … https://citystrides.com/challenges/191 is waiting for you now
    • I’ve customized the November Challenge to be named Nodevember :smile: and with some effort & luck, there will be some nice new features by then
    • Also coming up is a single-day Global Running Day Challenge, where we see how many streets around the world we can collectively complete … this is free to join, you do not need to be a supporter for this Challenge - get in there! https://citystrides.com/challenges/192
  • :paintbrush: Rather large overall design improvement
  • :test_tube: Ad testing
    • Google Ads were removed for the month of April
    • Their ads were replaced with homemade ads for becoming a supporter & CityStrides merchandise
    • I’m hoping to make that lost revenue up in subscriptions and merchandise, but if I don’t quite make it I’ll probably still leave Google Ads off the site in order to increase your privacy
  • :bug: The billing display in your Settings page is clarified for those of you still on the $2/month plan so it doesn’t look like your price was raised
  • :bug: The Challenge’s date should now displayed correctly … in the past, it was off by a day
  • :bug: Other various bug fixes, and hopefully none (or at least not too many) newly created bugs
  • :nerd_face: package updates

Here’s a photo of my LifeMap Poster test run. I was able to get the image super crisp & perfectly trim the activities to exactly the city border.

Minor Update: I just want to clarify that https://citystrides.com/challenges/192 is a free Challenge … you do not need to be a supporter to join this Challenge

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Curious at what cost you’re thinking of for the 18x24 poster. Also curious about your process, and if it could be used on something other than paper. I ask since my company makes signs.

Another question do the street challenges only count newly earned streets or all?

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Great merchandise! i gonna check what it costs to get a shirt to the Netherlands. And that poster, is it possible to have multiple cities on the print? i finished 13 cities all connected.

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I’m going with $50 based on some feedback.

I’m using a print-on-demand service. They do offer canvas, but at a significant cost increase. They offer clothing and accessories as well, but I didn’t like their athletic shirt - it was a nice weight, but it was mesh & almost see-through.

The Challenge are all time-based, so only your activities within its timeframe count towards it. You can join a Challenge partway through, and all your progress will retroactively apply.

Congratulations!
The poster currently only displays a single city, but a multi-select is a good idea. As is a full history LifeMap. In tests with my own data, if there was too much space between activities e.g. you did one run in a city across the country then the resulting poster did not look good.

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