Doris for iPhone Update Available in the AppStore

September 4th, 2012 by Demian Turner

New doris

A long overdue update for the Doris iPhone app is now available in the appstore.  This update includes partial support for the new features recently introduced in the Mac version of the app.  Also the graphics are now retina ready.

New Doris updates in AppStore

May 28th, 2009 by Demian Turner

Version 1.1.3 became available yesterday in the AppStore – please update to get important stability fixes and improvements in performance.

Both regular and LITE updates are available.

Shake to delete!

April 29th, 2009 by Demian Turner

The latest update of the iPhone, available for the last few days now, has some fun features.  We went for more of the psychological angle and, following the advice of some Doris users in the forums, addressed the sense of satisfaction many people get when they tick off a task.

Until this release iPhone users had to resync their task list to get rid of items that were checked off.  This can be forced, by the way, either by hitting the History tab, or exiting and restarting the application.

But now we’ve added a feature that takes advantage of the iPhone’s accelerometer, to clear your completed Todos simply shake the phone!  We added the Mac “empty trashcan” sound to highlight the effect – try it out – quite addictive after a while.

Clearing all your completed tasks now feels like taking out the rubbish and starting with a clean slate.  Well, metaphorically at least ;-)

Other  new features in this release include:

  • swipe to delete a task or group: following the iPhone convention
  • data transfers have been compressed so you should see a speed increase
  • the ‘new group’ button was removed when you’re in Edit mode as the two actions are incompatible

Also be sure to try our ‘Disable sync’ feature on the settings screen.  With sync disabled the iPhone only attempts to sync with your online account when it’s in wifi mode.  This makes startup times and responsiveness much faster when you’re out and about.

Where is the free iPhone version of Doris?

April 27th, 2009 by Demian Turner

We’ve had a bit of bad luck on this one, we actually submitted the free version to the AppStore over a month ago, but we’ve had 2 submissions rejected to date!

It’s totally our fault, in our enthusiasm we didn’t read the AppStore terms and conditions carefully enough – we presented features in the interface that said things like “disabled for the LITE version” which is clearly disallowed.

The other problem is that while app submissions and updates take the AppStore around 7 days to turn around, rejections are closed to 14!

To end on a good note, our 3rd attempt at a free version of Doris was submitted Apr. 22nd so I estimate it will be available for general consumption by the end of this week.

Thanks for everyone’s patience!

Great news: when it rains it pours!

April 23rd, 2009 by Demian Turner

We’re feeling a little overwhelmed here at Doris HQ – seems everywhere we look we have great news!

I can only resort to bullet point form as there are too many things to mention:

  • Doris for the iPhone entered the AppStore top 100 charts in the Productivity category in 4 countries, we’re at #6 today in Russia, #35 this week for Sweden and #54 today in the UK
  • Apple decided to feature us in their Dashboard widgets page UPDATE: we’re #6 Dashboard widget on apple site
  • Andrei pointed out that we’re the #1 result in Google for productivity app
  • @ryancarson tweeted about Doris which sent a nice Twitter traffic bump
  • we also got written up in one of the top Russian blogs and that’s sending a ton of traffic our way

We’ve also been getting great feedback on Twitter and via email.

And if that wasn’t enough, My High Street, another iPhone app we launched on Tuesday is already at position #17 #2 in the UK AppStore (Navigation) and is getting tons of downloads.

Thanks for all the the Doris buzz guys – keep it coming and let’s make her the best productivity app around!

Doris Dashboard Widget

Doris Dashboard Widget

iPhone update available in AppStore

April 17th, 2009 by Demian Turner

An update of our iPhone app (Version 1.1.0) is available today in the AppStore.  See this blog post for a full list of improvements.

We just added some fun features that will be available in a week or so in the next release:

  • swipe to delete
  • shake to clear completed Todos (you will love the sound)

Data compression speeds up mobile access X2

April 15th, 2009 by Demian Turner

We improved the way data is sent to mobile devices (more announcements on this coming soon).  This change takes effect immediately, all users of the iPhone app should notice that loading tasks and syncing work approximately twice as fast as before.

This is especially noticeable on slow connections, ie GPRS and Edge.  Very handy for accounts with huge numbers of items.  Can anyone top 294?  I think I hold the record ;-)

NB: to see how many tasks you have total, go to the History screen and check what’s indicated for “Remaining uncompleted todos”, top right corner.

FREE version of Doris iPhone app posted

April 9th, 2009 by Demian Turner

We wanted to give folks a chance to try out Doris on the iPhone for free before actually committing to buy the app ;-)

So today Doris LITE was posted to the AppStore – it should be available for download in about 7 days.  The app includes all the features of the regular Doris iPhone app with the exception that you can only sync with Doris on the web the first time you launch.

So if you want to try out Doris LITE you are recommended to build up a decent selection of groups and items first in your web account.  Then you can sync all the data to your iPhone, but only the first time you launch the app.  After that all Doris LITE updates will not be updated in your web account.

Unless of course you upgrade, which is a 1 click process.

I’ll announce here when Doris LITE is available, stay tuned!

Doris LITE

Doris LITE

iPhone update posted, fixes and improvements

April 9th, 2009 by Demian Turner

I just posted an update to our iPhone app at the AppStore, should go through pretty quickly, I hope ;-)

Here is a list of some important improvements we made:

  • All recent versions of iPhone firmware now valid, from 2.0 onwards
  • “1 click add task” implemented
  • New ’sync’ option in Settings, helps optimise slow connections
  • After changing login data user is redirected to first tab
  • Links handled more intelligently
    • URLs open in Safari
    • emails open in Mail app
    • Google maps URLs open in Maps app
    • phone numbers open in Phone app, if available
  • Tickbox tap area enlarged as per Apple guidelines
  • UI tweaks
  • Stability improved

Doris now available on the iPhone

March 26th, 2009 by Demian Turner

After a somewhat lengthy wait we’re happy to announce Doris made it into the AppStore! We put together an iPhone page to give you all the details.  The iPhone version of Doris gives you access to almost all the features offered by the website, with the addition of syncing – so you can keep on top of your tasks where ever you are.

We will be releasing a lite version for the iPhone shortly that will have all the features of the regular version with the exception that it can only sync once per 24 hours.  So you can try it out with no strings attached, then go for the full version if you like what you see.

In the next version we’ll be bringing the full 11 languges of the website to the iPhone version, but for now it’s only localised in English, Latvian and Russian.

Doris on the iPhone