Archive for December, 2011

HTML5 Beta application

December 25th, 2011 by Tim Wilson in Feature releases | 4 Comments

Hi Lifetickers,

Merry Christmas.

As many of you know, we have been working hard on our HTML5 application. We still have a long way to go, but we are ready to share with you what we have achieved so far. (Some of you may have already stumbled on to it if you logged in recently on an iPad.)

The good.
First up, the application is in HTML5, it should be faster – especially at start up, it works without Flash (eg: on iPads and other tablets) and it uses native font rendering, supports browser features like spell check, zooming and changeable font sizes.

We have tried to make improvements across the entire application, for example we tried to make it easier to create recurring tasks. We also introduced new views to the journal: recent activity and upcoming events. We believe that the recent activity view, plus the filters, will change the way you utilise the journal and remind you of things you have achieved which you may have forgotten.

The bad.
Not all the features and functionality have yet been developed, so you will still have to go back to the Flash application to complete some actions. Although we try not to release anything broken, you may encounter bugs and errors. If you want to help us out, you can use the ‘feedback’ link at the bottom of the application to let us know of anything you find.

The ugly.
To put it simply, if you are using Internet Explorer 8, probably best to skip it at the moment, if you are using anything earlier, then don’t bother. You may find there are a few elements which are mis-aligned, or some minor glitches in renderings. We hope to get rid of these as soon as possible. Even though the application does work on the iPad, we do want to make further optimisations in the future to make it more touch friendly with things like larger buttons.

You can try the beta application today by following this link: If you like the application and want to use it more, then once you log in to the HTML5 application, click on the account link in the top right of the application to enable the HTML5 beta application as an option every time you log in to the normal application. Logging in on an iPad will take you to the Beta application regardless on your settings.

We are keen to hear your feedback on the application, especially related to bugs and glitches. Remember if you are reporting anything to be specific about the error, and what browser and operating system you are using. We are also keen to know what missing features you would like to see next, your feedback will help drive our priority list.

Also, we would like to thank you for all your support in 2011, and we hope together we can achieve great things in 2012.