A few bits of news in this piece - the last two weeks of pushing away means we now have progress reports on two core features and the release of an overhaul of a third. Onwards!
The Goals system has required some attention since we launched v2; there were bugs present, and we weren’t entirely happy with the logic behind how a “contribution” to a goal worked.
This has now been re-written to be more logical, focussed, and aligned with the direction we’d like to take Goals. Below is a quick summary of the changes which have been made.
Everyone’s existing Goals have been transferred to the new structure, so you won’t have to re-select your Income for the Deductions.
The private alpha release of MFA is going well, however we have a number of essential changes and fixes to make before the public beta release.
We’re endeavoring to get all of these completed by next Monday the 6th of February at the latest, with a hoped-for target date of before Friday this week. We know that many of you have been waiting some weeks for multi-factor authentication support, and we thank you for your patience. We’ll post to the product update blog as soon as the public beta has been launched.
We’ve fielded many, many requests for a mobile version of PocketSmith, for Android, iOS and other devices. As a small company, it is unrealistic to develop and support a native app for each platform - so for the moment, we’re not going to.
Instead, we’re going to push heavily in the direction of a unified, HTML5 mobile web app. Taking advantage of the latest mobile browsers and HTML5 means we’re able to give you an experience extremely close to that of a native app, in your mobile browser, with or without a connection to the internet.
We’ll release more details as things progress, however based on what we have been able to do so far - we’re all very excited!