New Updates Bring Fun--and Magic--to SparkPeople Mobile

By , Health & Fitness Houdini
Hi there, SparkPeople. We’re back with more exciting app-related news that’s sure to make you "appy!" :)
As you might remember from a blog we wrote a few weeks ago, we've been changing how we approach mobile apps by cleaning up some of our lesser-used apps so we could spend more time bringing you new and awesome features in the apps you use the most. Today we want to tell you about some of the new things your SparkPeople Mobile app can do. We think you’ll be as excited as we are, so let’s get to it:

Two Wonderful Changes to the Newest Version of SparkPeople Mobile:

Filters & Photo Stickers, Now in SparkPeople Mobile:
We built a social sharing app we a few years ago that didn't get used often, but the members who did use it, loved it. It was a positive community where our members could share and see inspiring images that could motivate them and make it easier to reach their goals. The app never got off the ground, but it did have some great photo editing tools that were specific to the app. With the newest version of SparkPeople Mobile, you can now use these tools right in the SparkPeople Community Feed.

Choose pre-built filters to make your image look just right. Add text overlays for feed post photos with just a few clicks. And choose from tons of stickers to jazz up your post. And when you have your image exactly like you want it, post to the feed and share it with your friends! It’s easy and fun.
Magic Links--There for You When You Need Them: It’s easy to forget your password, and it’s even easier to get annoyed when you can’t log into your favorite app. We made a small change that should remove that frustration and make it so you never have to worry about your password again. How? By magic.
If you find you have forgotten your password and can’t log into our app, don’t fret. Tap the "Forgot" button on the login screen in the app, enter your email address and we’ll send you an email. Inside that email will be a link; click on that link and we’ll log you into the app automagically. It’s so neat, you’ll work on being more forgetful. There is one thing to keep in mind, however: Magic links can only be used once and expire after 24 hours. If you find your magic link has expired, just request a new one by going through the forgot password process again.
As always, we made a few other small changes and bug fixes to improve the stability of the app and to clean it up a bit. Yay minor improvements! If you don't have the app yet, you should download it now.

Bonus Update: Android Healthy Recipes App

If you are an Android user of our Healthy Recipes app, you almost definitely noticed a big change we rolled out last week: a total visual redesign. We made this change so that the app--like SparkPeople Mobile--now fits the Material Design specifications Google encourages for all Android apps.
Thanks to our awesome design and tech teams, the app turned out incredibly well: faster, easier to use, and prettier to look at. We couldn’t be happier with the end result. If you don’t have the app yet, you can get it here.
That’s all for our update today. We hope you love the changes. If you have any questions or comments about either app, please feel free to let us know in the comments below!

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