We’ve been heads down for a few weeks getting the iPhone (iPod) app ready for prime time. We’ve had more than a few inquiries as to why the silence on the blog. We tend to congregate over on the discussion forums and twitter, only to neglect our lovely blog here. Our bad.
So, here’s what we’ve been working on:
- Polishing up the iPhone app for App Store approval
- Begin porting the work we’ve done for iPhone app to Android
- Mobile web app overhaul for compatibility with more devices (win, bb)
- Preliminary work on iPad app
- Preliminary work on getting references lists into the app
- Migrating support to Zendesk (a better system for our current needs)
- Integrating with Chargify for simple monthly/annual subscription plans
- Incorporating Nirvanahq, Inc as a separate entity from PLU Communications, Inc for cleaner accounting vis-a-vis Chargify
- Setting up our new merchant account for billing (dependency: Nirvanahq, Inc)
- Resurrecting our Facebook presence
- Looking into alternate sign-in for users via google, facebook, twitter
- Updating our on-ramp experience… getting started video needs to be re-done, faqs need updating etc.
We also quietly removed the need for invite codes last month, effectively making Nirvana open-signup, and have almost doubled our active user-base since that time.
We’re almost there, we’re almost there…
While we’ve been busy working on new features, we’ve also decided to loop back and improve on some existing features that people have been requesting. As our mission is to make the experience of GTD as intuitive and effortless as possible, we’re always looking at ways to remove clutter, makes things faster, and help size up your next action without wasting precious brain cycles.
Check out the screencast below to see where we’re headed.
We’re working out the kinks this week and hope to have these changes rolled out soon.
We hope you’re as excited as we are!
I was going to title this post “Just Released!” but that wouldn’t be accurate as Areas of Focus has been live via the desktop and mobile web apps for about a week now. Why didn’t we announce this last week? Well, we wanted to test it in the wild first since it is a pretty big feature and we wanted to get some preliminary feedback from those who organically discovered the new feature. So far so great, as the suggestions and feedback we’ve been receiving are what we expected and have been fantastic. Keep ‘em coming!
Check out the Areas of Focus tutorial here:
Read and Join the community discussion here:
Just a heads up… an intermediary release went out last night.
Some of the building blocks we’ve been working on for upcoming features lent themselves to easily enhancing some existing features. Most notably, Search now returns results grouped by lists / projects. It may not be worth a whole lot of fanfare, but it certainly helps us validate some core logic that we’re putting in place to allow tasks to be rendered as a straight ahead list vs. grouped by parent list.
Other places we could apply this code includes Today, Waiting For, and soon, Areas of Responsibility, Smartlists, and Tag Clouds.
I know I know, we should be working on getting an iPhone app out the door or Recurring Tasks or Areas of Responsibility, but here’s a screen capture of some inline commenting… work in progress.
I think this is close to being beta-worthy.