Yesterday evening I got the mail from Apple telling me that Timy is available for download. So that was definitely the perfect way to start my 3 weeks of holiday.
If you want to see it in action, check out this screencast of the application in my previous post: Timy for iPhone Sneak Preview.
So what is Timy?
At Nascom we are using Basecamp as a Project Management Tool since the beginning and we built an AIR Application that enabled all employees to easily fill in their time tracking. Because we felt that people got frustrated when they had to track time on projects using the Basecamp Website.
Most people just want te see if the have filled in their day/week/month and then complete the rest. Timy for iPhone starts with a simple week overview showing the totals of all time entries of that week. You can drill down using the standard Table Views that the iPhone SDK provides.
This was my first experience with Objective-C, XCode, Cocao Touch and everything. I have a Macbook and I use it at home mostly for Internet, Email, Music and Pictures. I had XCode installed and already did a couple of tutorials, but never got into building something real. And it was only when I started working on this project that I got really into it. And yeah, it takes a while to get into. It’s not exactly the same like C# or JAVA. But once you get the hang of it it’s a fun environment to work in.
So what’s next?
In fact I am about to finish my second iOS project which is something completely different. Timy was a real application built using standard components (UITableView, UIViewControllers, …) and most of the the complexity was in the data parsing and data visualisation part. The other project was nothing like that and only about graphics, animations and effects. I can’t say what it is yet, but it was fun!
Please keep in mind that this is only version 1.0 and we had to leave some features out for this first release. But we are open for feedback and please let us know what you think of the app. If you like it, just write a positive review 🙂
And before I forget, I will become father for the second time. The first time was so great that I actually decided to go for version2.0 and let’s hope he will be like his cute older brother of 2 years old.
More about Timy
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