Wednesday, August 24, 2016

No Wednesday Reads, and an Upgrade Fail

I’ve been reading, just not enough to finish a book this past week. At least I will have something to report next week. And if I’m smart, I’ll read a novella after I finish and have TWO books to report. In any case, I’m about 14 books behind schedule. At my rate, I doubt I’ll ever catch up. Which is a shame. I have SOOOOOOO many books I want to read!

But hey, I’m getting my revisions done. That’s the important thing right now.

You know how I loathe change, right? Well, one of my apps changed and I am not happy.

I track my distance walking on the Nike+ Run app (FYI—I use the FitBit to track steps I take all day, which is inaccurate when it comes to recording the distance). I didn’t use the Nike app for everything it offered, just the simple stuff. Like the GPS when I walked, adding in my treadmill walking, and sharing it all on Facebook (I don’t post a lot there, so it was something and it was also a good motivator for me). I also enjoyed seeing the badges I earned, and seeing which walk was the farthest or fastest, and the routes I took on those days I walked outside. It was fun stuff. Okay, fun for me. If it’s not fun for me, I’m liable not to do it, you know?

Well, Nike changed their app. It’s now Nike+ Run Club. I lost all the badges. Lost which walks were the farthest or fastest. Lost the routes I took. Worst of all, I can’t seem to find a way to share my walk on Facebook. In other words, the app is USELESS to me. It took away all my motivators. Worse: it took away my fun.

I’m not the only one unhappy with this change. Apparently people lost their coaches, plans, and mileage on their shoes (I didn’t even know that was a thing). The new app is getting a big fat ONE in ratings. Makes me wonder exactly what Nike had hoped to accomplish with this upgrade. It certainly wasn’t to make their current users happy, because they aren’t. Not by a long shot.

So now I’m looking for another app to track my walking via GPS (one that will post my walks on Facebook), because I don’t like the new Nike app anymore. I just have a feeling it may take me awhile before I find an app I like.

Man, I hate change! It’s so time consuming! Ugh!

So… Do major upgrades make you as crazy as they do me? Please, I can’t be the only one. Share one with me.



JeffO said...

"Change is good" we used to say at one of my old jobs as a way of coping with frequent turnover in upper management. Not, however, when they make things less functional or harder to use.

Maria Zannini said...

I can't believe they upgraded you without at least a warning. That's a lot of changes for an upgrade.

I dislike upgrades, like Windows 8 to 10. I'm happy with Windows 8. Why should I upgrade, especially when I hear some of the trouble people have had?

Jennifer Lee Rossman said...

I'm that person who used Windows 98 until 2010 (I might be exaggerating, but not by much). Change is the worst thing since spiders.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - I also think change affects me more as I've gotten older. I get grumpy easier! :)

Maria - I refused to use Windows 8, but I don't mind Windows 10 so much. My laptop came with it, though, so I didn't have much of a choice.

Jennifer - Hey, I still have Word 2003, so I know what you mean! Haha! :)

The Happy Whisk said...

Writing vs reading. Sounds like you're making the smart choice.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - I'd like to THINK I'm making the smart choice! :)