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Progress Report - October 2014
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Toodledo Founder
Posted: Oct 31, 2014
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In the past, we used to post an update any time we made an improvement to Toodledo, often several times per week. As our team has grown and our news outlets have expanded to include various social media channels, we have stopped doing this because we didn't want to be spamming people with bug fixes and minor changes. Now, we reserve our announcements for big things.

Because "big things" happen less often, a consequence of this approach is that it may appear from the outside that we have slowed down development on Toodledo. This couldn't be further from the truth. Our team is bigger than it has ever been and we are working harder on Toodledo than ever before. Because this may not always be apparent when you only get an announcement from us a few times a year, we are going to start something new. At the end of each month we are going to round up all of the bug fixes and improvements that we worked on into one announcement. We hope that this will give users a sense of our progress and a hint at whats coming up.

Without further ado, here is what we did in October:

Worked on redesign of most of the internal pages of the website (about 80% done)
Worked on redesign of the top navbar of the website
Created new images/icons for internal pages
Worked on a framework for making pages responsive
Gathered observations from and about users to guide redesign
Defined vocabulary system for failure and success prompts
Made significant progress with designing a consistent visual system for Toodledo
Automated generation of a global icon font from vector images for use on site
Fixed homepage for IE8 and fixing Outlines for IE9
Fixed issue with sharing icon incorrectly displayed after cloning
Added badges to Outline section
Added sharing icon to Outlines/Lists in the left side menu
Improving automated testing for Outline/Lists
Improving forum search
Added browser caching to tasks section to improve performance
Made new tutorial videos for homepage
Got Lists section to work on touch devices (iOS, Android, etc)
Responded to over 300 support tickets
Responded to support requests coming in via email and social media
Improvements to Outlines and Lists when offline
Improvements to internal building and testing tools
Began work on a new secret project
Fixed SSLv3 (POODLE) security vulnerability
Began migration of Toodledo to new servers that will improve security/performance
Improved caching and compression of Toodledo resources to improve load times of homepage
Improved error reporting and logging
Manual Testing and improving automated testing
Fixed bug with Outlines where changes were not saved when using the keyboard to reorganize nodes
(some of the items mentioned above have not been released yet)

Fixed crash when displaying the map view while creating a new Location
Fixed phantom nav bar button that could cause unpredictable navigation for Outlines
Fixed issue that could create empty navigation items in Outlines
Fixed lock screen bug on iOS 8
Worked on a sharing extension for Toodledo on iOS 8 for text and web content
Worked on a notification center widget for Toodledo on iOS 8
Added background refresh option
Upgraded internal development tools
Improved support on Outlines when the user is not syncing with Toodledo
Worked on adding Lists (still a work in progress)
Fixed bug with showing sync progress bar
Fixed bug with editing Due Date on iOS 8
Fixed a bug with sharing joint tasks
Fixed iOS 8 bug with app badges
Fixed a crash when syncing in certain situations
Improved log reporting
Fixed an iOS8 but with displaying the sort window
Fixed location viewing and alarms on iOS8.
Added location alarm option for leaving a location.
Converted app to 64bit (Apple requirement)
Started work on enabling use of full screen for iPhone 6/6+
Performed several full QA tests on beta 3.2.8
Released 3.2.8
Created an "App Preview Video" for the iOS app store
Improving performance of Outlines
(some of the items mentioned above have not been released yet)

Improved subtask indentation options
Fixed delete task from list (swipe or tap hold)
Implemented long press context menu which offers: delete, clone, add subtask and promote subtask
Added automatic subtask completion when parent task is completed
The dual pane devices (mostly tablets) have a readjusted 60/40 split
Notebook displays date added/modified
Contact us button goes to support ticket rather than email
Fixed 2 crashes
Added "select all" icon to cut&paste functionality
Implemented clear button for start due-time and start-time time picker dialogs
Upgraded development environment to support Android 5.0 Lollipop
Tested running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with no preliminary issues encountered
Due-time or Start-time to be applied when sorting by Due-date or Start-date, respectively
Omit email address on task/folder screens if only 1 account
Handle sync not available situation gracefully
Fixed when tasks stay blue-highlighted even on phone when going back to list
Fixed if a field is not in use, then it should not appear as a sorting option
Added new pull to refresh option to notebook section
Improvements to UI consistency
Fixed some hotlist due-date modifiers that didn't filter correctly
Testing beta 5.4.2
Published 5.4.2
(some of the items mentioned above have not been released yet)

Posted: Oct 31, 2014
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Thanks for being transparent, I dig the end of the month summary.

Posted: Nov 01, 2014
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Thank you for your report! Good Luck.

Posted: Nov 01, 2014
Score: 1 Reference
And what did you do AFTER lunch? ;)

Posted: Nov 01, 2014
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good news! And I had just posted and asked about the ios today widget yesterday :)

Posted: Nov 03, 2014
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Jake, I think this is a step in the right direction. Thanks for letting us know that improvements are still going on.

Posted: Nov 04, 2014
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Care to tell us about the secret project?

Posted: Nov 05, 2014
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Posted by alexandremrj_14000...:
Care to tell us about the secret project?

He could tell you, but then he would have to kill you

Posted: Nov 06, 2014
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Hope to get better search functionality on folders. Eg. "starts with" and "contains".

Moreover, a "project" field would be nice. Since there is no search on tasks like "partent task starts with P-", it would make sense.

What about a contact field?
I currently tag tasks like "~Name1, ~Name2". But this begins to clutter tasks.

Posted: Nov 06, 2014
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Posted by no2mlo:

What about a contact field?
I currently tag tasks like "~Name1, ~Name2". But this begins to clutter tasks.

I don't use the Context field for it's intended purpose, but use it as my Contact field.

Posted: Nov 06, 2014
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Posted by Salgud:

I don't use the Context field for it's intended purpose, but use it as my Contact field.

I use the context field as it was planned for. I also thought of the location field. But this field helps me to not over-use contexts. Eg. @Business and location "office", "homeoffice".

Posted: Nov 14, 2014
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