A lot of the beta testers are asking questions around SkyDrive support so I have decided to put them here:
- Can I sync my application configuration?
No, at this stage only your workouts will be saved.
- How can I delete a run already synced to SkyDrive?
You can log onto SkyDrive website or use the Windows Phone app to locate your run. All workouts are saved as XML files with *.nmo3 extension. The name of the file is date and time of workout in UTC. E.g. “2013-06-26 110355-Run.nmo3”
- How do I delete all runs from my phone and SkyDrive?
You can use “remove all runs” from app bar in the phone to delete workouts locally. You can then go to SkyDrive -> NabMo Media -> Running Mate -> Workout History and delete content.
- How do I know what Running Mate is saving to my SkyDrive?
We only save your workout data. Everything is saved in XML format so you can open the files in Notepad or any other text editor. An XML editor is even better!
- How much space does it take?
An hour’s workout normally takes around 250kb data. You can do the maths.
- What folder structure can I expect?
:::: Running Mate
:::: :::: Workout History
:::: :::: Exports
- Why is there an Exports folder?
For future use.
- Can I archive old runs?
Yes you can. The app doesn’t provide this functionality natively yet but you can easily do that yourself using SkyDrive website or an app. The way I would do it is to keep another folder (perhaps inside Workout History folder) called Archive and move the runs I don’t want to sync. This way when you sync you only sync latest data and the whole process would be much quicker.
- Why there is no auto-sync option?
Currently, the guideline to use SkyDrive from a third party app is to only access a user’s SkyDrive through an explicit action (pressing sync button in this case) so an app accessing your SkyDrive in the background without your action will fail certification. Also, workout data can be big and may add to your mobile phone bill so it’s best to sync when you are using a faster WiFi connection.
- I am an XML ninja, can I edit my workouts to remove coordinates I think are potential noise?
Absolutely, if you are comfortable with XML and you know what you are doing then it shouldn’t be a problem. Keep in mind that the app will not sync your changes if it already has that workout locally. You will need to delete run locally on the phone and sync again to get the latest file from SkyDrive.
- Can I convert XML in .nmo3 files to GPX?
If you know how to do this then you can use XSLT to transform our file to GPX. It is possible though it might be a bit tricky. Btw, we are bringing export functionality soon!