Version 2 Update
It’s finally May! That means that we will be releasing Version 2 this month. In fact, we have some great news to share with y’all today. We hope you’re sitting down!
Firstly, we are very excited to announce that Version 2 is now LIVE in the App Store! You can update the app by launching the App Store and navigating to Updates. Once the update has finished, you will have to log back into the app with your username (or email) and password. Depending on your location, you may not see the update right away. For this reason, we are reserving a drop-free time period until the end of May 1st CT. Unfortunately, the Android version will not be released today, but will be available very soon. We ran into some kinks that need to be straightened out before it goes live to new users.
If you haven’t been following with the previous forum posts, this iOS update brings a completely rewritten app – front and back. Everything from the user interface to the API has been carefully crafted for the benefit of you, our players. Since the API has been rewritten, we will be shutting down the current API Tuesday, May 2nd. This means that the current app version 1.6 will not work as of tomorrow. For uninterrupted gameplay, we recommend updating your app as soon as it is available. This will effect all third party apps, with the exception of ItemBrowser (kinda). We will be handling requests for new API keys in the near future for any developers that are interested in updating/creating third party tools. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes our players.
Secondly, we are proud to announce that WallaBee is getting hitched! We are joining forces with ItemBrowser to create a brand new tool for our website, which we’re re-branding as ItemBee. ItemBee will be live soon and will be found on our website. This new tool currently features the ability to look up sets, items, numbers, users, and more! With this marriage, you can expect to see great things coming in the near future for ItemBee.
Now, back to the part you all are excited about: Version 2.
This version of WallaBee will cover a multitude of updates and enhancements. Everything about the app has been rewritten for efficiently fun gameplay, which allows all of our players the ability to continue adding items to their sets the moment it is released. You won’t lose any of your items. While many features of the fabled Version 2 will not be implemented in today’s release, we have big plans for subsequent versions of the app. The best part of this new app? No more friend bug and 512 errors. The following list is not exhaustive, but explains the most crucial changes. One thing to remember: “Just because it was in the old app, doesn’t mean it will continue to the new app.”
- Brand New App – inside and out.
- Login On-boarding
- Places Map View
- Places List View Verified Banner
- Pouch Organization – long press to move
- Tap Through Stores – tap ‘WallaStore’ banner to quickly change stores.
- Some Layout Adjustments
- Foraging Cool-down
- Place Radius Fix
- Updated Place View
- Market Items Only Display If There’s Quantity
- Made Locked Items Easier To View
- Changed Messages/Conversations Layout
- Removed 512 Errors
- Removed Friend Bug
- Removed Hide Profile
- Removed Hidden Items – they’re still your locked items.
Give us a little bit of time with this. We’re aware of the missing bits and will be working on adding them ASAP. Here’s a list of examples. This is not an exhaustive list.
- Certain Mixes Don’t Work – jousters, fortune/trick card, christmas cracker, etc.
- Cannot Open Mystery Box
- Forum Notifications
- Push Notifications
- In-game Locklist Unlock – currently unlocks and leaves the item at its current location.
- Using wifi can sometimes hinder GPS location accuracy.
- Unique Gifting Portal will be down for a short while. Please contact me directly if you need assistance.
- Lock List Update
- Saving Variants
- More Privacy Settings
- Location Updates
- The Boing?!
We want to thank each and every player for sticking with us through our times of growth. We know it’s been a roller coaster at times, but roller coasters are fun, right? As always, please reach out to support if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.