With iOS7 out every iOS developer found themselves with the task of optimizing their existing apps for the new iOS.
While updating our 5pm iPhone app, our developers ran into different issues they had to address. Since other developers may face the same problems, we decided to share what we have learned.
Below are just five practical solutions you may need when optimizing your app for iOs 7. Feel free to add more in the comments – it may save other developers some time.
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Are you looking for a project management tool for your university? With 5pm you are in a good company – check the list below. We do have a special offer for EDUs.
This is a follow up the the post “Stripe vs PayPal”.
“We’re reaching out to remind you that as of today, Google Checkout is officially retired.“
That was the start of the email from Google Checkout today… they have been announcing it for a while.
As mentioned in the Stripe vs PayPal post, Google Checkout never really worked for recurring payments. We only used it for one-time payments as an alternative to PayPal. It worked better internationally.
With Google Checkout out of the picture,there is more space for companies like Stripe.
While PayPal is big,they did not innovate much in web payments lately. The PayPal interface needs a redesign. You send a customer to their website for a subscription upgrade and they are back with two different subscriptions instead – a typical case. So now we have to cancel the duplicate subscription, refund the difference, email the client, etc. It’s like sending them to the wilderness without a map and waiting at the edge of the forest to see if they emerge unscathed. If they do at all…
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6 years ago 5pm was born. Since then it grew and changed, as did our team.
Only this year we released such big features as: in-house developed native iPhone app v2 (to replace the first version), Social Toolbar with in-app chat, redesigned Timeline and the updated interface.
We are looking forward to keep expanding and improving 5pm and want to thank all our customers for their support and feedback!
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5pm interface is now available in Czech! A special “thank you” goes to Zdeněk Kosina (PFP s.r.o.) for the help with translation.
All together 5pm is available in 25 (!) languages now: English, Swedish, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Polish, Italian, Croatian, Dutch, Finnish, Danish, Serbian, Hungarian, Slovak, Turkish, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Bulgarian, Japanese, Norwegian, Vietnamese, Spanish (Mexico) and now Czech!
Want to see 5pm translated into your language? Any 5pm user can contribute (including the free trial accounts) – just use the “Settings” menu on the top of your 5pm screen. There is a link there called “5pm Translation” that will take you to the public translation area.
We updated the rich text editor today. In fact we totally replaced it with a new one. Here are some changes:
- more typing/formatting options, as pasting text from Word, full screen typing mode, etc.
- ability to post a link to a task
- improved copy/paste functionality
Besides that we also updated the popup windows. The size got wider, the texts size increased and a smart autoresize when typing longer texts is available.
And, at last – no more losing what you typed in by accidentally hitting ESC – now you will get a confirmation on trying to close popup windows without saving the changes!
Circadio is a desktop time tracking app developed by a third party company. If the compact time tracking widget that comes with 5pm is not enough for you – you may want to check Circadio. It supports multiple trackers, a bigger interface and even some analytics!
Circadio is in beta right now. [ link ]
For those who miss the old “jump to project” dropdown and want to see the list of all projects without using the real-time search by their first letters, we just updated the new Search to combine those two functions. Now, by default, when no search letters are typed in yet, the Search dropdown lists the names of all the projects from the current group (instead of an empty list). Once you start typing in – it starts searching by what you typed. This makes it possible to see all the projects right away (old “jump to project” dropdown) and also use the new real-time search within one component.