Mini Lifetick in your pocket: New mobile web app.

November 2nd, 2012 by Tim Wilson 7 Comments

Hi Lifetickers,

We are excited to announce a complete rewrite of our mobile web app. We can now offer you a consistence Lifetick experience whether you are using Lifetick on your desktop or your smart phone. For the first time we are bringing Dreams, our new Journal activity and upcoming views PLUS our Status widgets to mobile. This application brings the feel of the full Lifetick experience with the usability and layouts more suited to a smaller screen.

We have always seen our mobile web app as a complementary offering, therefore there are somethings you can’t do on the mobile app, like manage core values or edit your tracker list. Instead we have focused on adding, completing and updating information. Here’s a list of what you can do via the mobile app:
  1. Create, edit and complete goals
  2. Create, edit, delete and complete tasks (You can now create and edit recurring tasks on the mobile app [new])
  3. Create and edit dreams [new]
  4. View status widgets [new]
  5. View journal activity and upcoming views [new]
  6. Enter journal notes
  7. Enter trackers
  8. Support for coach clients to enter private goals, and journal entries [new]

We automatically detect if you are on a mobile device, so you don’t need to do anything special to access the mobile site. Simply tap the login button from http://lifetick.com or you can go direct to the log in page at https://www.lifetick.com/application/. We have tested our application for iOS and Android (2.2 and higher).

We often get questions asking why we are not in the Apple App store or Google Play store and the answer is that we have focused on developing the best HTML5 apps we can, and this allows us to write once and deploy to multiple platforms and devices. However, if you are using an iPhone, there is a neat trick you can do to run the Lifetick mobile web app as a full screen app launched from your home screen. Just follow the ‘Add to home screen’ instructions when you are on the log in screen in Mobile Safari.

We hope that our new mobile web app allows you to be more successful in achieving your goals. We would love to hear from you if you have any feedback or experience any compatibility issues with your phone.

7 Responses to “Mini Lifetick in your pocket: New mobile web app.”

  1. Gary says:

    Nice little update, however I’m experiencing a couple of niggles….

    1) the username and password clear every time I log in, so I have to re-enter each time I want to use the app which is tiresome

    2) For clarity when my heads full I liked to sort the goals by priority; this appears to be missing from the app now?

    Is there something I’m doing wrong?

    Many thanks guys :)

  2. Tim Wilson from Lifetick says:

    Thanks for the feedback Gary.

    1) We haven’t done anything to remember your username and password as generally your phone browser should ask if you want to remember and we did’t want to conflict with default functionality. (However, by default an iPhone will not prompt unless you change your settings. Go to Settings -> Safari -> Autofill -> Names and Passwords -> On.

    Android 4 should prompt automatically)

    2) At this stage we have no plans to bring back the priority sorting, however we will keep an eye on this and if enough people request it, we will look at bringing it back.

  3. Gary says:

    Superb. Thank you :)

  4. Marie says:

    So far, I’m loving this! The lack of a mobile-friendly app was the primary reason I was drifting away from Lifetick but now that it’s in full functionality on my phone, I’m loving it again. Thanks so much and keep up the good work!

  5. Greg says:

    Android version?

  6. dean.nottingham@meridian86.com from Lifetick says:

    Hi Greg, Absolutely. If you navigate to Lifetick in your Android browser, you will be redirected to the mobile site automatically.

  7. Sheldon says:

    Can we get the ability to change the date that trackers are recorded for? Many times I enter a tracker and its for a different date than the day I enter it.