Author Archives: John Famiglietti

A Bad EasyRoute Update

Time to face the music. On Monday, my iCloud update for EasyRoute was released. This was my longest release cycle for a lot of reasons and I actually sat on this release for a few weeks after I thought it was ready, just to be sure. Unfortunately when I finally released it, I got reports of […]

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An EasyRoute Update for iCloud

Version 2.6 of EasyRoute was approved and released by Apple today! The big new feature is iCloud syncing. In order to sync your routes across your devices you only need to be signed into iCloud. That’s right, all the syncing is done behind-the-scenes for you. This means if you create a route on your iPad, […]

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EasyRoute News and Status

Since I’ve been in radio silence here on CodeAndRun.com for a while here, I figured I’d post a little news and a quick status update. DC Rainmaker First off, EasyRoute was mentioned on DC Rainmaker! I’m a long-time reader so it was really fun to see Ray using it. I had reached out to him […]

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Importing GPX into EasyRoute

I just received a message through my contact page asking about EasyRoute’s GPX import feature. Unfortunately, my reply got bounced back to me, so I figured I’d address it with a blog entry in case anyone else was confused about it and hopefully the person asking about it will return here and find the answer. EasyRoute […]

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Race Report: John Theissen Children’s Foundation Freaky 5k

This was a fun morning! The Freaky 5k benefits the John Theissen Children’s Foundation, and John himself was the race director. John is a runner too so he promised a well-organized, on-time race and he certainly delivered. As promised, the race started at exactly 8:30am. The course was through a neighborhood with lots of twisty […]

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CppCon2014 Wrap-up

Unbelievably, the 5-day CppCon 2014 was over in a flash. Not only did I have a great time but the conference kept me so busy throughout the week that the days just flew by. To sum it up in a word: inspiring. If you considered going this year and decided not to, I would recommend it for next […]

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EasyRoute 2.0 is out

Let me start right off by stating that this is a rather anticlimactic 2.0 release. Honestly, I only bumped the major version because I ran out of numbers in the 1.x range! Anyway, what’s new for this version which is actually 1.9 + 0.1? Mainly, I added an export to MapMyFitness. EasyRoute already had the ability […]

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EasyRoute Status 1.8.x

So it’s been a rough week or so for EasyRoute. First, shortly after releasing 1.8, I got a report from a helpful user that it crashed on his iPad. I quickly found the problem and released a fix. Unfortunately, it took 6 days for it to make it through Apple’s review process, which is is […]

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How EasyRoute is always useful to me

I feel compelled to write about this because I take great satisfaction in the fact that I actually use EasyRoute quite regularly almost a year after releasing the first version. In fact, because of all the snow we’ve gotten here in New York, I’ve had to use it quite a bit recently. You’d think I’d […]

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A Pneumonia Anniversary

One year ago today, I was diagnosed with pneumonia. Why mark this anniversary? It ended my first bid to run a marathon pretty early into the training program. After spending many years as a runner with little interest in marathoning, I had somehow come around was very excited about finishing a 26.2-mile race. I was […]

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