So it turns out our mobile web app is broken on iOS5. Errrrrrg. Oh, the timing… here we are relying on the web app to bridge us until our native iOS app is ready, and now we’re 0 for 2. Really didn’t want to invest any more time on the mobile web apps.
Technical: The N2 mobile web app was built with jQTouch as the underlying framework. jQTouch breaks on iOS5. Hence, N2 mobile is currently borked on iOS5. Looks like we might be able to port N2 mobile over to jQuery Mobile, now that that project has reached RC1 status. At first blush this looks to be the quickest/easiest path to restoring a mobile option. In theory this would also make N2 mobile available for a plethora of other devices we have no resources to build native apps for at this time. Trying to find a silver lining here…
No firm ETA, but know that this is a big issue that needs to be addressed pronto.
UPDATE: we have resolved the iOS5 issue
Will be rolling out a new build over the weekend.
N2 build 215 was pushed to production moments ago. The most notable improvements appear in the mobile web app, including list filtering by time, energy, due items and tags. You can also adjust view settings for your focus and next lists, task counts, and (finally) collect completed items to the logbook. We’ve also reduced the logbook history to 2 weeks, mainly to reduce the rendering CPU burden on lower-powered mobile devices. The logbook when accessed via the desktop browser version remains as it was.
On the desktop side we’ve fixed a number of bugs, most notably the “waiting-for” that would cancel out task editing when trying to assign a contact. We’ve also restored underlying theming capabilities to bring back the N1 look and feel as an option.
Detailed release notes will be posted soon.
Context filtering will finally arrive to N2 Mobile this weekend. We’re going through final testing today / tomorrow, so expect a new build sometime late Saturday or Sunday. Another blog post will follow when it goes live.
This release will also see the restoration of the “white background” look and feel (desktop browser) that many N2 users miss from N1. You will be able to choose between the dark or light themes via the account settings panel.
On another note, some of you may have noticed that we quietly rolled out build 206 last week. This release went out in concert with a new API build, as we continue to wrestle with some edge-case sync issues a few people were experiencing. It was a non-event for most, but we’re glad that the affected accounts are (almost all) back to normal.
And we may be able to squeeze in a few other things if time allows.
A quick post to let N1 users know that the “blank screen” bug in N1 mobile has been resolved. So if you’re logged in, hit refresh to load up the latest version. We also tweaked a few things so that N1 (in general) consumes less resources server-side.
We are proud to launch Nirvana Mobile v2.0 – not just for iPhones anymore!
Point your Android, iPhone, (enter your smartphone’s name here) to http://www.nirvanahq.com/m and check it out.
In the spirit of “release early, release often” we are aware of some glitches and missing UI elements which we will fix over time. That said, feel free to give us your comments and suggestions. We eagerly await your thoughts, especially from the non-iPhoners out there. We’ve created a new community discussion group just for this.
Hope you enjoy!