Fixed page errors popping up & metric conversions

If you got a red error box in the bottom right today, that should be all fixed up. We had some permissions problems on a log file after a temp area was filled up and re-created.

Also there was a huge error in miles/kilometers that is fixed, but it required data to be modified in the database. If your trips are showing the incorrect distance, just set them and it should be fixed. Sorry about that!

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New Map Tools & Invitations Frontend

Map Upgrades

Part of our change away from Google maps to the new Mapbox/Leaflet system was because some basic tools to draw on maps exist. We’ve integrated the Leaflet Draw system in our adventure maps, you can now draw basic shapes:

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You can draw lines, polygons, circles, squares, and add placemarks. We have not figured out a way to add labels to these elements yet, though. If anyone is experience with Leaflet Draw and has any tips on that, we’d love to get that added.

Invitation Improvements

Always working on making things easier and better, we’re trying out a new front-end to trip invitations.

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The people shown are all of the people you’ve ever had an adventure with. Select a few you know, or put in a new email address to send them a personalized invitation.

New to this page is the section titled “Invitation URL”

The Invitation URL is a link you can send to anyone, however you like. Anyone with that URL will be able to join your trip. This cuts down on some of the problems people have had using the emails we sent out. It also lets people pass around a link, and lets you post it semi-publicly if you wish.

Other stuff

As always, a lot of other small tweaks are always going into our constantly running changelog

Please let us know if you have any problems, or suggestions on how to make MileStepper great!

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Daily Gear Deals Posted

We pull down a lot of info from our retailer partners on gear data. A lot of it we use for the gear closet database, but we also try to keep an eye on pricing information. Eventually we’ll have some better gear shopping tools, but for now we are posting an internal tool we use.

Every day, we check the daily deals which contains gear that has had its price adjusted today. We check the markdown percentage and look at what it is, and if it is worthwhile, we let people know.

Now you can take a look too. There’s a link on the main dashboard under the Gear Deals section. Or, click here:¬†https://milestepper.com/deals

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Alite Mayfly Backpacking Chair – Black only – 25%+15% off ($63.76) @ CampSaver

CampSaver has a sale running on the Alite Mayfly chairs in black. First time buyers that sign up for the newsletter will get an additional 15% off. Free shipping.

I personally use one of these chairs and I love it. The additional front support lets you balance when you want, but not all the time like you had to with the original Alites.

This chair and the REI 4 leg flex lite are the 2 most popular backpacking chairs at the moment.

See the deal here

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More Metric & Locale Issues Fixed

A couple issues were brought to our attention with the Sun & Moon, and other issues with metric conversions (adventure distance for the most part).

As a result, if you have your account set to metric units, you may want to check your adventure distance’s (KM) and see if it is accurate. It may have changed, sorry about that! If you set it now, it should stick.

Please keep bringing issues to our attention with regional bugs, it’s the only way we can make this great for everyone. Thanks for your support.

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Timezone issue fixed

We fixed a pretty bad adventure date setting issue for anyone that is not in the eastern US. When we started this thing, it was just our local group putting up trips for each other. Now that the rest of the world is setting up trips, this issue was brought to our attention.

If you had issues with setting dates and having it show something a few hours off, it should be all fixed up now.

We send out a special thanks to everyone helping us out by reporting issues. Let us know, we’ll get it fixed!

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