Update to Torch’s Offline Mobile Access

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

The interface of Torch Project Management's Offline Mobile Access has been improved to better blend with the iPhone and Android 2.0 interface. Additionally, the filter speed has been dramatically improved. This means you can search any list of items in the application extremely quickly.

Torch's HTML5 Offline Mobile Interface for iPhone, iPod Touch and Android

If you haven't tried out the offline mobile interface your really missing out. You can work entirely offline and have your changes automatically sync back to the Torch service once you get an Internet connection.

Offline Mobile features include:

  • Time
  • Expenses
  • Budgets
  • Upcoming events and tasks
  • Recent messages and comments
  • Adding messages, events, time and expenses

Additionally, due the way HTML5 applications work, any update is automatically installed. No more need to download updates manually. For install instructions, look under your help section and select "Mobile."

Heap CRM Dashboard – iPhone Native App

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

We were going to wait until this was available in the iTunes App Store, but we've gotten so many questions about it, that I thought it was time to share.

This is Heap Dashboard, our first (but not last) iPhone native app that connects to Heap CRM:

The goal of this app is not to replace the iPhone optimized version (in fact it links to it), but to provide mobile users of Heap quick (and offline) access to their most relevant data. The screenshot you see here is a shot of the prospect (leads, opportunities and customers) details page. A level up (in the navigation) is the list of prospects (where you are one of the managing users) and levels down include the message details page and the add message page.

Unfortunately, I don't know how long it will be until this is available. The app has been done for some time so it is completely in Apple's court.

Our general policy with "alternative interfaces" for our web apps is to give them away; and that's probably what will happen this time. But I'm not exactly clear on how Apple's business model works when the app connects to a pay-for web service.

So, if they request a portion of the monthly revenue from Heap CRM, we will instead charge some very minimal amount for the app in the store. We will give you a 70% credit (that's our cut) of the price to any user who requests it. It's not our goal to make money on the app itself.

EDIT
Heap Dashboard is now available in the iTunes App Store here: