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23 Jun 2017

Big Fetch Mile

2:02pm | 616 views | 13 Comments
(email sent to attendees - but everyone welcome - just make sure you've put the race in your portfolio and given a predicted time)

Hi Fetchies,

There’s just over one week to go until the Big Fetch Mile – I do hope that you can all still come along. Here’s some important information:

Getting Here
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We are aiming to have our first race at 1.10pm, so please make sure you’re there in plenty of time to get yourself warmed up and smeared in linament. Bedford International Athletics Stadium is at MK41 9SB – there should be plenty of parking, and there’s also the cinema car park opposite, and any number of nearby side-streets.

The Mile Races
==
We have use of the stadium track for a couple of hours, which should be enough time for everyone to participate in a mile race, and some shorter races too, for those that want. If you’re planning on running, please can you make sure you’ve added your prediction here:

Link (roll over me to see where I go)

We’ll put you into groups so you’ll be racing against people of the same standard. Be optimistic – you’re amongst friends; but also don’t break yourself – we want you to enjoy the experience. The last group will be the fastest ones – so we can all relax and watch them sweat it out!

Cake
==
As is traditional, feel free to bring and share your cakes. Eat at your own risk.

Mugs and Kit
==
We’ll be selling some kit – including some brand-new Fetch mugs (£10), Buffs (£10) and a £5 rummaging box of older shirts and vests that have been in the cupboard for a while now. I can’t do card payments on the day, but I’m also happy to let you take stuff on a trust basis if you haven’t got cash :-)

Fetch Everyone
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It’d be great if we can get more people to attend. Please pester your fellow Fetchies, friends, family, club mates, parkrunners, and anyone else you know. It’s free to come along, people just need to be signed up to Fetch, and clicked through the big banner on the home page. Spectators also welcome – there’s a nice grandstand!

Afterwards
==
If the weather is lovely, we’ll head over to the beer garden at the Beefeater Priory Marina (MK41 9DJ) for something isotonic, and grub for those that want it. If the weather is awful, we might still do that anyway.

Give me a shout if you have any questions,

Thanks,
Ian / Fetch

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Comments

  • Bring me Everyone!! :-):-)
    Angus Clydesdale
    2:13pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Is it Prague?
    HappyG(rrr)
    2:22pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • can we be late? and if so how late? I'll struggle to make 1pm
    Doc Moye
    2:40pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • How fast are you hoping to run?
    fetcheveryone
    2:58pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Looking forward to it :-)
    Helegant
    3:18pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • fetch i have no idea....but under 2hrs .....ive put my best guess as 6;59 so that i can bear Fizz by 1 second!
    Doc Moye
    3:21pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • :-)
    Fizz :-)
    3:54pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • beat not bear!
    Doc Moye
    4:06pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • :-) :-)
    Fizz :-)
    5:48pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • If it's "free to come along", how is the cost of hiring the stadium being covered? I'd be happy to make a contribution.

    As well as my own run, I'd be happy to pace other miles for e.g 10, 9, and possibly 8 minutes - they'd be my warm up ;-)
    Flatlander
    5:59pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • I'm covering the cost of the stadium. It's a thank you for all your contributions and hopefully something nice to share with other existing and potential Fetchies.
    fetcheveryone
    6:11pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • I wish I could come but am working.... next time hopefully though. Hope you all have fun. :-)
    D2
    11:04pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Gutted I can't be there for this but I have a webcam to @rse about in front of.
    Have a fabulous day everyone :-)
    Bintmcskint
    6:42am, 24th Jun 2017

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23 Jun 2017

Motivational Sounds

10:29am | 336 views | 50 Comments
A few years ago, I got sent a GPS watch that promised to pump out inspirational sound bytes from a professional athlete. Except it was pretty lame, and would do the same ones over and over again (I think there were only three variations).

As you've hopefully seen by now, I am building apps for iPhone and (next month) Android. I want to include some voice prompting in these apps - starting with straightforward stuff like "Mile 6 in 8:43". Side note: all the ones I've seen seem to be very starchy and slow... "6 *pause* miles *pause* 8 *pause* minutes *pause* and *pause* forty *pause* three *pause* seconds". I reckon this can definitely be a lot sharper and avoid interrupting your choooones for as long as it does.

So I want to make that bit as unobtrusive as possible... but also, because this is Fetcheveryone, and we're a community of real people, not robots, I wanted to include some motivational words from all of you lot (and yes, there'll be an OFF switch)

I'd like to start by making a list of ten Fetchies to provide sound bytes. In your comment below, nominate five Fetchies (not yourself) who you think would do an excellent sound byte. The folks who have the most nominations on Monday will make the cut.

[As far as technical stuff goes, if you're chosen, you just need to be able to record a sound file - which you can do on your phone, or computer. I will be trimming them down to ten seconds - which is plenty of time to say loads - go on, time it.]
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Comments

  • HappyG, Jock Itch, Binks, Mrs Shanksi, GregP
    Angus Clydesdale
    10:32am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Beanie!
    McGoohan
    10:34am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • you, McG, Santa, HowFar?, Beanie.
    KatieB
    10:38am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Beanie, Bint, Jock, Fleecy, Sharkie
    PaulaMc
    10:39am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Gobi
    Fetch
    McGoohan
    Fleecy
    HOD

    StuHolmes
    10:42am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Beanie, Autumn Leaves, .B., Jock Itch, Beanie.
    Sharkie
    10:43am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Bint, Sharkie, McG, Fleecy, Vrap
    Diogenes
    10:47am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • I had a thing you plugged into an iPod. At the end of one run Paula Radcliffe congratulated me on my fastest 10km training run. I swear I turned round to see who was talking :-) It also had Lance Armstrong on it :-/
    bigleggy
    10:49am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • gymfreak, James47, RunningBob., Beanie, Fetch
    Jock Itch
    10:49am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Was going to say Beanie
    Fleecy too would be good
    Sharkie
    .B.
    Santa
    Night-owl
    10:49am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • unobtrusive as possible ........ guess my Scouse accent is a 'no' then :-)
    bigleggy
    10:50am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • The quotes can be as obtrusive as they like :-)
    fetcheveryone
    10:51am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • My husband, you, Beanie, Santa (might need translating), Binks
    Gymfreak
    10:56am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Gobi, fleecy, McG,and jock with fellrunning to do a soothing cool down at the end
    fraggle
    10:59am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • you, Bint, Fleecy, Binks, Jock
    Rosehip
    11:01am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Goby might motivate you to run faster or he could make people jump in front of a car with fright :-)
    Bint, beanie 'Ave it!', V'Rap (maybe with a little dinosaurian roar :-)), Sharkie saying GOW it! Someone Scottish, I like the idea of different accents :-) Also loving the motivational stuff, if there's something good I might nick it for the beginner running podcasts I'm recording :-)
    Fierce and Fearless Fleecy
    11:07am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Bint, Fleecy, Postie, Fetch, Corrah
    Autumnleaves
    11:29am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • You, Gobi, Fleecy, Bint, Sharkie.
    Badger
    11:29am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Jockitch
    colindglen
    11:36am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • .B., D2, Jono., McGoohan, Sharkie
    Valyrian Plastic
    11:39am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Fleecy, McGoohan, Jock Itch, V'rap, Gobi, Beany, you.
    :-)
    GimmeMedals
    11:45am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • I think it needs to shout "Is it Prague?" at each mile or km.
    McGoohan
    11:51am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • one monkey toast, two monkey toast, three monkey toast....you get the picture...:-)
    KatieB
    11:59am, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Beanie, Jock, V'rap, Sharkie then I'm torn between something sweary from Fleecie or something down to earth from Fellrunning
    D2
    12:00pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Fleecy, Katypie, Santababy, HowFar, Swittle. KatieB (ok that's six).
    Dvorak
    12:10pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • You, Beanie, V'rap, Sharkie, Santa
    jennywren
    12:16pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Oh... just remembered one of Bint's blogs: "Stop the Garmin!". Maybe not that appropriate for the Fapp I suppose...
    McGoohan
    12:25pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Tricky when I don't know what many people's voices are like because an irrating (and I know that's subjective) voice over and over again will be more than horrendous (and if you just turn it off then what's the point.) Of Fetchies whose voices I know I would say GordonG (because he used to do an excellent podcast) You, eL Bee (even though he's more of a cyclist these days) and Carp. I'm also going to put in two whose voices I have never heard Sharkie and Fleecy because I suspect they would be good. And I agree with McGoohan about 'Is it Prague' :-)
    BaronessBL
    12:29pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • You, Beanie, Sharkie, Santa, Fleecy.
    Podkin
    12:43pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Fleecy, Jock, McG, Bint, V'rap
    Pompey Paul
    12:45pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Bonners
    smoke free
    12:48pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Beanie, Sharkie, Fleecy (:-)), McG, V'Rap
    Bintmcskint
    12:49pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • McG, Bint, Fleecy, V'rap and Fetch with a wise word at the end of the session from Fellrunning.
    pedroscalls
    12:51pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • No idea what most of these lovely folk sound like but like the idea of some regional accents so people like Neilio and Bigleggy and a Scottish fetchies
    Doc Moye
    12:51pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • I can't believe nobody's suggested Marigold, yet!
    Jigs
    12:56pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • I think that most who've been nominated do a lot of posting, can't say that I've ever seen anything from him Jigs but that's not to say that he wouldn't be a good one to have.
    pedroscalls
    12:59pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • You, Fleecy, V'rap, Bint, Mazlin
    LindsD
    1:08pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Nobody?
    There'll come a day soon when I lose control and assault some selfish so-and-so running in a race/parkrun with there phone on full volume speaker announcing that there left middle toe has hit the ground 27.5 times in the last 36.4 seconds.

    Can you ensure it only works where headphones are attached.
    flanker
    1:31pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • D2's Indi!
    FergusG
    1:33pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • I'm also likely to assault myself for typing 'there' rather than 'their' one day very soon.
    flanker
    1:39pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Leggy would be awesome! 'come on there soft lad'
    richmac
    1:53pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • You can do the inspirational silences flanker.
    fetcheveryone
    1:53pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Beanie, Swittle, Vrap, Sharkie & Lisrun
    BanjoBax
    2:00pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • I've had an idea to get around the problems flanker mentions. Randomly, every few minutes, the app should say, 'I'm wearing my wife's knickers' or 'I've pooed myself!' or 'I stole this sports bra from my neighbour's washing line!' and that will ensure users very quickly learn to use headphones *all* the time...
    McGoohan
    2:21pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Some people might actually enjoy that and take the headphones out...
    Fierce and Fearless Fleecy
    3:03pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • it'd be an improvement over the usual pace announcements or the generally awful music the same people tend to play at the same time.
    flanker
    3:18pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Sharkie, Flatlander, Fleecy, Hod and Autumn Leaves.
    Fenland Flier
    6:48pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Flatlander, Gobi
    MzG
    11:56pm, 23rd Jun 2017
  • Mrs Jigs, Kinky Sharkie fleecy Autumn leaves
    runnyeyes
    6:35am, 24th Jun 2017
  • Yes to the embarrassing quotes!!! You and KatieB obv. Otherwise a few other varied strong accents would be good. Someone from Swindon.
    Nightjar
    7:00pm, 25th Jun 2017

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21 Jun 2017

Fetch fug - updated design

5:05pm | 361 views | 21 Comments
With thanks to Chiefy for giving me the idea...

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Comments

  • So glad I have met McGoohan who explained "everything " else I'd be completely lost
    Doc Moye
    5:09pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • Excellent :-)
    Velociraptor
    5:18pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • Even better :-)
    Rosehip
    5:22pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • If it hadn't had Toast of a *monkey* on there I would have flounced.
    McGoohan
    5:40pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • *Flounces anyway because *monkey* isn't a thing*
    McGoohan
    5:41pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • It needs Is it Prague? but otherwise just perfect!
    Fierce and Fearless Fleecy
    5:45pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • Oh shit I just spotted that the Prague thing is in there upside down :-) Ok, it's perfect :-)
    Fierce and Fearless Fleecy
    5:46pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • Now I need to find someone going to the Mile to pick one up for me, I'm triple booked that day :-(
    Fierce and Fearless Fleecy
    5:48pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • TBC and Mundane are in there! :-)
    .B.
    5:54pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • That is just awesome... nothing else just awesome
    runnerbean
    6:03pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • *need* will we be able to get one if we can't make it to the Big Mile?
    kwala
    6:05pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • Oh wow! I Awwwwwwwwww! this so much :-)
    Bintmcskint
    6:18pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • I suggest a mug stall, next to the bench in front of Aspects Travel in St. Ives.
    HowFar?
    6:27pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • Toast of a bananas?
    Angus Clydesdale
    7:26pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • *need*
    LindsD
    7:33pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • I too need to find someone going to the mile.
    purps
    9:30pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • Actually I think I know who I can pester.... :-)
    purps
    9:30pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • Purps they need to go twice in that case ...
    runnerbean
    9:41pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • *love*
    chunkywizard
    10:00pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • Awwwwwwwwww!
    FurryH
    10:09pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • :-)
    Seratonin
    9:31pm, 22nd Jun 2017

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21 Jun 2017

Fetch fug (available at the Fetch mile)

3:59pm | 75 views | 13 Comments
I'm planning to sell these for £10 each at the Big Mile on July 1st.



Here's a more realistic view of the colours (because the printed out bit of paper that we attached to one of our mugs is a bit faded - need a new printer).



We're doing these at the event because posting mugs is a bit of a 'mare - but if you're keen to get hold of one, and can wait until we see you (or your special envoy), then leave a comment. Ta.
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Comments

  • Great - my fetch wedding mug is rather faded now and needs a reserve-in-waiting
    minardi
    4:01pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • great addition
    Doc Moye
    4:09pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • Ooh I can't make it but will have to see if someone might be able to bag one for me!
    sallykate
    4:16pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • :-)
    Seratonin
    4:20pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • Oh fab :-)
    Rosehip
    4:24pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • and the start of the great Fetch mug relay, I bet :-)
    Rosehip
    4:24pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • Do, or do not do. There is no try. Fetch wrist bands? Cool mug. My wife will kill me if I fill the cupboards with any more running / race mugs. :-) G
    HappyG(rrr)
    5:08pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • i need one
    HellsBells
    5:08pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • Will the paper be dish washer proof?
    Nightjar
    5:59pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • I need a fug and I'm willing to risk the postman if I can
    runnerbean
    6:04pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • Me. I'll have a look and see who's going.
    LindsD
    7:34pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • Hoping to see Team Jigs at the next TBC, so perhaps they might bring it for me...
    LindsD
    10:57pm, 21st Jun 2017
  • I'll be there and will buy one mug.
    Helegant
    12:14am, 22nd Jun 2017

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20 Jun 2017

I've done the naughtiest thing ever.

2:07pm | 465 views | 27 Comments
Thanks Teresa for the idea :-)

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Comments

  • :-)
    Valyrian Plastic
    2:09pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • You did *what* in a wheat field!? :-O
    McGoohan
    2:10pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • :-)
    Doc Moye
    2:21pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • Shocking.
    jabberknit
    2:24pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • :-O
    Seratonin
    2:31pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • :-)
    minardi
    2:31pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • Any more of that and I'll have to take you across my knee you naughty boy. 😂😂😂
    Captain S
    2:32pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • sallykate
    2:33pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • That is superb SK. Superb!
    McGoohan
    2:45pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • 'Down with this sort of thing.'
    swittle
    2:52pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • Lolz
    jennywren
    2:57pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • :-)
    Fenland (Fenners) Runner
    2:59pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • Cheeky!
    Watford Wobble
    3:04pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • special
    mulbs
    3:06pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • Was it that exciting? ;-)
    Markymarkmark
    3:07pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • I was wondering what on earth I'd suggested. And then realised you meant the 'other' Theresa.
    Wobbling
    3:24pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • 😃
    1step2far
    3:24pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • :-)
    Alice the Camel
    4:23pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • I'm ever so slightly worried that 1: you're turning to the dark side or 2: my bad behaviour is rubbing off on you
    But however I'm impressed also but next time it needs to be naked running .... #tannedbuttcheeks
    runnerbean
    5:13pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • I'm thinking that's barley, not wheat! Sorry to ruin your blog Raspberry!
    stilldreaming
    5:52pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • LOL 😂
    Ness
    6:05pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • You cheated, I can see a road behind you.
    Fragile Do Not Bend
    6:28pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • I'm concerned about the bit of you that isn't in the photo...
    NDWDave
    6:43pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • I proper lolled when I first saw this on twitter :-)
    northernslowcoach
    8:05pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • technically you appear not to have run actually in the field
    Bazoaxe
    8:36pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • Very good :-)
    Jono.
    9:31pm, 20th Jun 2017
  • :-)
    Mummysaurus
    11:29am, 21st Jun 2017

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19 Jun 2017

Donating Blood - my Vlog

4:47pm | 178 views | 9 Comments
A few months ago, I did a little experiment to try to measure the impact of giving blood. Having donated before, I knew it would have some short-term effects, but I'd never tried to put some figures on it. In the week or so before I donated, I ran an eyeballs-out 5k, and also an interval session.

With these in the bag, I donated my blood, recording the whole process, and filmed my return to running. NB there's a very brief scene with a needle, if you're heavily squeamish; and a middle-aged man running to the point of exhaustion, if you like a good laugh.

http://www.youtube.com/v/WVZAbWxsUD4


If you can leave a comment on this blog, or on the video itself on Youtube, or on the link on the home page, that'd be great. Thank you :-)
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Comments

  • Interesting to watch - I donate blood approx. 3 times a year - I don't find it has a massive impact on my training but I am sometimes caught out - up to 6 days after I would still run a LSR at a slower pace as I sometimes run out of steam. Like you. shorter and faster I can do, but feel more tired. I would personally not donate in the 10 days before a target race. The best training week I ever had was when I had no choice but to deliver the beginners r/w session that evening - it seemed to really help me recover!
    Autumnleaves
    5:03pm, 19th Jun 2017
  • Good vlog. I find that I'm a bit breathless for up to 2 weeks, but maybe that's because I'm old. :-)
    alpenrose
    6:27pm, 19th Jun 2017
  • Great vlog Fetch. I can't give blood but I receive it so if that reassures one person to donate then you've made a big difference to people
    runnerbean
    6:36pm, 19th Jun 2017
  • Like the Ian made a return to running and is hoping to beat his 5k PB bit at the end :-) (not exact wording)
    purps
    7:46pm, 19th Jun 2017
  • What I meant was I like that bit
    purps
    7:47pm, 19th Jun 2017
  • Reflects my experience, I have five days or so during which I tire more easily but then pretty much return to normal.
    Goofee
    10:11pm, 19th Jun 2017
  • Nice vlog, and a great message you are getting across, well done :-)
    Jenelopy
    10:57pm, 19th Jun 2017
  • I totally agree. I did a triathlon (only a teeny one) a handful of days after giving blood recently and was not noticeably tired-er. I do sometimes feel it a bit for a couple of days.
    LindsD
    11:32pm, 19th Jun 2017
  • I feel it for a day or two, but always give after target races, not wanting to risk even a few weeks before a race that I care about. Good investigation. I don't get YouTube at work so can't actually watch or comment. Soz! :-) G
    HappyG(rrr)
    9:07am, 20th Jun 2017

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17 Jun 2017

Fapp In the App Store :-)

8:03am | 356 views | 20 Comments
Search 'fetcheveryone' :-)
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Comments

  • Fapp :-)
    purps
    8:04am, 17th Jun 2017
  • "Fapp" :-O
    McGoohan
    8:04am, 17th Jun 2017
  • Blame Beany :-)
    fetcheveryone
    8:05am, 17th Jun 2017
  • downloaded :-) Love the fapp name!
    Fierce and Fearless Fleecy
    8:12am, 17th Jun 2017
  • *waits patiently for Android version* :-)
    Little Nemo
    8:15am, 17th Jun 2017
  • :-) (no point waiting for the Windows version :-(, shall have to steel eldest's phone )
    Rosehip
    8:31am, 17th Jun 2017
  • Okay, downloaded. Going to go for a long fapp at 9:30
    McGoohan
    8:36am, 17th Jun 2017
  • *waits with nemo*
    leaguefreak
    8:38am, 17th Jun 2017
  • Use a capital F otherwise it doesn't show up ...
    I like Fapp it's simple ( like me ) 😃
    runnerbean
    8:41am, 17th Jun 2017
  • Forget your troubles, come on get Fappy
    You better chase all your cares away
    Shout Hallelujah, come on get Fappy
    Get ready for the judgment day

    The sun is shining, come on get Fappy
    The Lord is waiting to take your hand
    Shout Hallelujah, come on get Fappy
    We're going to the Promised Land
    McGoohan
    8:50am, 17th Jun 2017
  • Haha McG you got me all in a Fapp over that 😂
    runnerbean
    9:00am, 17th Jun 2017
  • I wish I'd seen this before I went for my run!! Will just need to try draggins SO out for a walk later :-)
    Gus
    11:04am, 17th Jun 2017
  • I used it today at parkrun :-) When I searched the App store the first thing that came up was Fart App!
    PaulaMc
    4:39pm, 17th Jun 2017
  • *joins Little Nemo and Leaguefreak in the Fandroid waiting room*
    LazyDaisy
    4:54pm, 17th Jun 2017
  • joins lazy daisy, nemo and leaguefreak in the fandroid room
    Jono.
    6:28pm, 17th Jun 2017
  • I went for a long Fapping session today, Mr F and had one or two issues.
    It measured out at 14.5 miles for a 6.5 mile route. Partly this was my fault. We went indoors and I think this blew its brain although it did do a massive leap to the East at one point:
    Link (roll over me to see where I go)
    McGoohan
    6:31pm, 17th Jun 2017
  • However, this one:
    Link (roll over me to see where I go)
    was when we were outside. I think it lost the signal briefly but locked on again somewhere a *lot* further East.
    When Strava, Garmin or TomTom lose the signal they sort of fill in from the next 'good' point. Whatever Fapp is using seems to take more of a stab at it...
    McGoohan
    6:33pm, 17th Jun 2017
  • I get "no results found" when searching fetcheveryone
    Captain Malcolm Reynolds
    7:35am, 18th Jun 2017
  • Use a capital F at the start of fetcheveryone Captain
    runnerbean
    8:33am, 18th Jun 2017
  • Woohoo, well done. FApp, F-app, Fapp. Are the girls who use this app allowed to be called "Fappy Birds"? I'm android I'm afraid, but hopefully that will arise some time too.

    And for your "fun coding to do list" (I'm sure you have one) what about Garmin IQ apps? Apps that fit on a watch face?! They're fabby. Pictures of monkey, toast, monkey toast, auto conquercise ID ing etc, etc. :-) G
    HappyG(rrr)
    9:30am, 19th Jun 2017

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15 Jun 2017

Can I kick it?

12:41pm | 339 views | 23 Comments
Katie will tell you, I looked pretty ashen and sorry for myself by the time I finished coding yesterday. Apple had rejected the first draft of app, and although on the face of it, there are some small changes, it's easy to wonder whether it will keep coming back with errors. And my app coding skills are new and sketchy - so right now any changes have a high cat to pigeon ratio.

Being the smart person that she is, Katie got me out to walk the dogs in a bit of sunshine, and helped me find a bit of perspective. A night's sleep, and I'm looking at things with a clearer head (and some custard creams) - and have hopefully come up with some improvements that will pass the Apple test, and make the app better. And like D2 said in the comments, I am learning loads as I go - and I'm in the luxurious position whereby you lot are all on my side. And when this does eventually go right, as it must, it'll feel pretty good. So I've stopped feeling sorry for myself, and have every intention of kicking some arse.

#RWAFB (the B is for Bucket)
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Comments

  • If they can pass that flappy *****ng bird they should pass your app!
    McGoohan
    12:43pm, 15th Jun 2017
  • At least they replied really quickly. And hopefully it will pass next time Good luck! Love SarahL
    Fizz :-)
    12:47pm, 15th Jun 2017
  • run with a fucking bucket? rabid walrus attacks frog bucket? real world and fantasy bucket?
    mulbs
    12:52pm, 15th Jun 2017
  • Mulbs - the first one. Advice from a very wise Jedi master.
    fetcheveryone
    12:54pm, 15th Jun 2017
  • Can you put a sub slogan on the FetchApp (TM) - "Powered by Custard Creams"? I'm sure that breaches somebody's copyright, intellectual property or some other legal gubbins. Go you. Go Katie! :-) G
    HappyG(rrr)
    1:05pm, 15th Jun 2017
  • Keep drawing on the strength of 87,000 Fetchies
    TeeBee
    1:16pm, 15th Jun 2017
  • Apple plan on world domination....but we know that Fetch is destined for that slot
    Doc Moye
    1:35pm, 15th Jun 2017
  • :-) Are your ears OK?
    Silvershadow
    1:48pm, 15th Jun 2017
  • Do or do not there is no try ..... we never give up on this site ... like not ever ....
    runnerbean
    2:28pm, 15th Jun 2017
  • Nope. We do not. And I say this as someone who probably won't use the app! G'wan Fetch.
    jennywren
    2:52pm, 15th Jun 2017
  • Jammie Dodgers are infinitely superior to custard creams
    HellsBells
    3:05pm, 15th Jun 2017
  • *shakes pom-poms*
    Fierce and Fearless Fleecy
    3:17pm, 15th Jun 2017
  • So Apple will reject a useful and highly anticipated app because of one or two coding bloopers, but if you had coded the 50,000 app to make someone speak like a dalek but coded it to their standard, that would have been OK? Someone remind me why I prefer Microsoft again :-).....
    Chrisull
    3:27pm, 15th Jun 2017
  • You looked far from ashen and sorry for yourself when I drove past you walking the dogs yesterday afternoon. My kids, however, were utterly underwhelmed when I pointed you out to them...
    EdJ
    3:28pm, 15th Jun 2017
  • I think McGoohan has some Indian business associates who could do it for you.
    Chrisity
    4:04pm, 15th Jun 2017
  • S said I should hold off on the feedback :-)
    Nightjar
    4:43pm, 15th Jun 2017
  • No, go ahead. The more I can fit between builds, the less I have to wait for Apple.
    fetcheveryone
    5:17pm, 15th Jun 2017
  • There is no hurry, we know its on the way and will be terrific :-)
    Jambomo
    5:25pm, 15th Jun 2017
  • I may be off topic here but did you say dogs as in plural? I assume Stephen was one but who is the other dog? How did I miss this development? Yay for custard creams!
    Lemon10
    6:02pm, 15th Jun 2017
  • Tasty Forbidden Fruit!Tasty Forbidden Fruit! :-)
    Serendippily
    7:42pm, 15th Jun 2017
  • We have every faith in you and eagerly await the best App Apple will ever have!!
    #Passingcustardcreams 🍀🍀🍀
    geordiegirl
    7:17am, 16th Jun 2017
  • We have every faith in you and eagerly await the best App Apple will ever have!!
    #Passingcustardcreams 🍀🍀🍀
    geordiegirl
    7:28am, 16th Jun 2017
  • You can do it.
    leaguefreak
    7:42am, 17th Jun 2017

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14 Jun 2017

A***biscuits

2:31pm | 380 views | 11 Comments
App got rejected.

1) Your app's name, subtitle, icons, screenshots, or previews to be displayed on the App Store include references to the price of your app or the service it provides, which is not considered a part of these metadata items.

2) We noticed that the user is taken to Safari to sign in or register for an account, which provides a poor user experience. To resolve this issue, please revise your app to enable users to sign in or register for an account in the app.

A ball-ache for sure, but I can sort that. Bear with.
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Comments

  • Apple are sticklers for the rules but it does make for a better user experience! At least it will be easier on Android ;-)
    chunkywizard
    2:47pm, 14th Jun 2017
  • I'm still surprised that it's not a gazillion quid. Maybe that was back when Apple store was the only store (iTunes, before it became iStore or whatev it's called) Anyway, before Android? Hope the tweaks aren't too balls-achey. :-) G
    HappyG(rrr)
    3:34pm, 14th Jun 2017
  • That's apple for you! Glad you are prepared to pursue it. ( got another before I can switch to android )
    Doc Moye
    4:05pm, 14th Jun 2017
  • All part of the fun of being an apple developer :-)
    They'll probably find something else next time around.
    flanker
    5:10pm, 14th Jun 2017
  • I'm sure it will be a pure(e) delight when it's done :-)
    Serendippily
    5:18pm, 14th Jun 2017
  • Hope it's all easy to sort out.
    Ness
    6:07pm, 14th Jun 2017
  • I would actually echo the Safari/sign-in thing (and have emailed my feedback). I signed into the app, but when Safari launched I was surprised by it. And I wasn't signed in, because I don't use Safari.
    quimby
    6:10pm, 14th Jun 2017
  • Its good that you are learning new skills :-)
    D2
    9:31pm, 14th Jun 2017
  • At least it was quick
    Nightjar
    8:03am, 15th Jun 2017
  • remarkably short list of things to address (I'm sure the time impact is longer but as a to do list it's short). Go you!
    mulbs
    10:17am, 15th Jun 2017
  • (snagging list! that's the thing I was trying to think of! *toddles off to senior moments thread*)
    mulbs
    10:21am, 15th Jun 2017

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14 Jun 2017

This just in...

1:31pm | 81 views | 5 Comments
I've had an automated email from Apple to say that my app is now 'In Review'. This means (I think) that someone from Apple is actually trying it out :-)

AND

hot on the heels from that, I've just had two emails advertising treatments for fungal nail infections. Henmania!

Katie saw a link the other day that described toenail issues - and suggests that I might have something called Rams Horn toes. I've just googled it, and I feel like I might have gotten away quite lightly. Whatever you do, don't google it unless you've got that bucket ready.
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Comments

  • :-)
    Claypole
    1:38pm, 14th Jun 2017
  • Yuk! I hate feet at the best of times lol
    Roobarb
    1:52pm, 14th Jun 2017
  • Whoop whooop .... 😃 'Get in
    runnerbean
    1:53pm, 14th Jun 2017
  • The main homeopathic treatment for Rams Horn toe syndrome is "kissing it better"
    McGoohan
    2:05pm, 14th Jun 2017
  • If I could get them near my mouth, I'd try.
    fetcheveryone
    2:07pm, 14th Jun 2017

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