iPhone app submitted to AppStore

The Nirvana iPhone app has been submitted to the AppStore for review … and so now we wait for Apple to approve. Fingers crossed! Major props to Mitch, our mobile lead, for getting this done (and for putting up with yours truly’s perfectionist streak), and to all of the beta testers who gave invaluable feedback along the way.

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We’ll post an announcement once the app becomes available for download. :-)

N2 Build 457 – Insert New Tasks Wherever You Like

N2 Build 457 went live moments ago.  And in our never-ending quest to create the most enjoyable and useful app known to GTDkind, Nirvana’s got some new tricks!

Create new tasks at the TOP of a list

  • via hot key combo Shift + N
  • via rapid entry field with Shift + Enter

Create new tasks in the MIDDLE of a list

  • by Shift + Clicking on an existing task’s drag-handle (or any whitespace)
    a new task will be inserted just above the one clicked

In addition, there were a host of bug fixes which you can read about over here.

Happy weekly-reviewing everyone.

What’s Up

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…

N2 Builds 389 / 390 – Links to Evernote and New Fonts

N2 Build 389 brings some minor but nifty additions.

  • Links to evernote:// within task notes are now clickable
  • Added some more font choices (calibri, tahoma, verdana…)
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N2 Build 390 fixes a bug that was introduced in Build 389 where changes made on one device was not being reflected in the UI of other devices.  Changes were being posted to the cloud just fine, but we’d botched the timestamp persistence in the local cache so changes from the cloud were sometimes being ignored.

NOTE: you must logout and then login for the Build 390 fix to take effect.  (Local cache gets cleared on logout, and then rebuilt on login.)

QUICK FIX: N2 Build 391 fixes a rare edge case where a repeating task could yield spawned tasks named (untitled) on save … also related to timestampage that we missed in build 390.

N2 Build 379 – New Themes / Collapsible Lists

Happy New Year Everyone!  (it’s not too late to say that right?)

It’s a new year and we’ve been having a blast in Nirvana land.  There’s a lot less noise from the agency side of the house (the holiday workload was intense, but wildly successful for our clients and for us), Mitch flew down to sunny Buenos Aires last week, Elbert and Romina will join him soon to escape the brutal winter (forecast says -30 tomorrow, yikes), David’s hanging out in Mexico as usual… iOS and Android apps are on the horizon, looking to remove the beta moniker soon, and the sunsetting of N1 (take 2) will be grounds for a serious party. Life is good.

So about that build that went out a few moments ago.  The blog title pretty much says it all, but do read the release notes if you want more details re: some of the other important though perhaps less sexy tweaks/fixes.

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As always, feel free to join the party over in the forums.  A lot of great discussions, suggestions, tips and tricks.

P.S. We know that there are many people waiting in the queue for access to N2. We’re working as fast as we can to open our doors en masse. Shouldn’t be much longer.

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