I couldn’t sleep well today. I don’t know why, but I had a terrible dream that I still remember vividly. I woke up at 4AM, and after getting up, I went back to bed and checked the App Store. And there it was: my new app, Timelines, featured in the New Apps We Love section.
Obviously, I had difficulty falling asleep after seeing it. At first, I was shocked. “Is this real, or am I dreaming?” Is this even possible. I was contacted by App Store team a few days earlier about providing banner artwork in case they decided to feature it somewhere, but from what I’ve read, that is still no guarantee that it will actually get featured. I checked again. Yes, it’s there. It’s happening!
Today, I am delighted to announce that Timelines is launching on the App Store! It’s a tool for tracking and visualizing time. Its development has been a long road with lots of bumps along the way. I poured my heart into it. That’s why it’s exciting to achieve this milestone of finally shipping version 1.0.
I know this blog has been quiet for quite some time, but it’s mostly because I’ve been busy building a new app. Now that I am in the very final phase of releasing it, I wanted to do a small pre-announcement here:
The app is called Timelines. It’s a tool for tracking and visualizing time. At the time when I was looking for a time tracking app, none of the available options seemed particularly appealing. So I eventually decided to build one on my own.
My main concern about the existing solutions was that they don’t put much emphasis on displaying the tracked data in any meaningful way. What’s the point of tracking time when I can’t get any useful insights out of it? That’s what Timelines focuses on – it makes seeing time an obvious, insightful and fun experience.
It achieves that goal by using a unique interactive timeline which can be overlaid with the tracked time. While some custom UI had to be built to facilitate this, it still feels familiar and easy to use.
I will be sharing more info about it prior to launch on its Twitter and Facebook, so make sure to follow it there.
It will be launching on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, and there will be a 40 percent-off sale during the first couple of days – it will cost $4.99 instead of the regular $7.99. To make sure you don’t miss it, you can subscribe to be notified on the launch day on the app’s website: timelinesapp.io.