As you know, the new version of Toggl is progressing nicely and this means our current version is put into maintenance mode. There will be no improvements, only major bugs and possible security issues will be fixed. But there has been a lot going on with Toggl so here’s a brief summary what we have been up to and what will happen next.
As some of you have already noticed, we have finally released a feature that´s called Dashboard. It´s available in New Toggl and this post will show you what is it for, and what kind of different things you can do there. Dashboard gives you the opportunity to have a clear overview of your own and your team´s activity.
Click on your account name and voila! There´s your Me view:
For the first time in Toggl’s history we’ve been hosting a campaign that will give one lucky Toggler a brand new iPad Air. The campaign will last until the 14th of February, so you still have some time to take part!
How to win?
Goal: Get a friend or co-worker to sign up for Toggl. More sign-ups = more chances to win.
- Log in to Toggl
- Look for the sharing widget (hint: it’s on the timer page and looks like the picture below) that provides your personal invitation link.
- Share your link and make sure your friends sign up before Feb 14th.
- Get a warm and fuzzy feeling from helping your friends get more productive thanks to Toggl
The winners of iPad Air and other Toggl-related gifts will be announced on February 17th. See more information here.
Caution: extremely technical blog post ahead! Bonus points for readers who guess what’s on the picture above.
In addition to building probably the best time tracking tool there is, we have a few side/pet projects in the house as well. Some quirks do come up from time to time and this is one of them…
A set of tiles needs to be generated from a 80MB+ ESRI Shapefiles, then another set needs to be generated from another 80MB+ file. A blur filter needs to be applied to the first and then merged to the second set of tiles, hence a third, final set is generated. There is a bounding box and tiles are only rendered for three zoom levels, about 7200 images per one shapefile.
Box where test runs are made: iMac Core i5 2.7GHz, 20GB of RAM
Ideas are somewhat inspired from TopOSM/Details and Mapnik wiki, Ideas_composting
Toggl has been growing at a steady pace and along with it, our team has doubled since 2011. We have big plans for the future, though, so we’re still looking for more great people to join in the journey to world domination ;)
We are looking for a customer support person, working fully remotely.
Hey all Togglers,
Sometimes the inner smile wants to get out
It’s the natural course of life that when you’ve been going at twice the speed limit, you have to pull over every now and again. While speeding, you probably felt so invincible that you had forgotten all about the brakes and the slower moving objects around you. When the slowdown happens, though, you might feel uncomfortable and a little lost. It’s absolutely normal to have slower periods. Everyone has them, even Usain Bolt. And you might not believe it, but it is actually a good thing. Often the slower period is the perfect time to step back and reflect on all the speeding you did before.