It has been more than an year since I’ve released the beta version of Sprintask. Around 6 months ago Sprintask 0.3 was ready. But I thought of testing it for a few weeks before releasing. Few weeks became 6 months. Today I’ve been cleaning up my website a bit and thought that I should release Sprintask now, even though it is still in beta stage (that’s why I’ve version it 0.3).
What has changed:
User interface is recreated from scratch
Login and register modules changed
Eventhough I’ve provided a ‘Recover Password’ link, it doesn’t work :p Don’t worry I’ll create is soon.
After starting a task, the timer doesn’t refresh until you refresh the page. It needs to be fixed.
It has been a long time since Sprintask has been released. Though it has been an hobbyist project, I’ve used it extensively for my own purpose and found it very effective in tracking time in different tasks.
After collecting many recommendations from the users (mostly my friends), I started to develop a new version of Sprintask. In few days I’m planning to release the beta version of it. So stay tuned for the all new Sprintask for you.
Cause: There is timer which removes the red label directing new users to help. When the timer times out, it calls a function. Inside this function, new object variable is created for the div container containing the anchor link image. Then it tries to remove the 2nd child node of the container. It succeeds in chrome and firefox, because while rendering both of them create 2 child nodes inside the div container. But IE creates only one child. So trying to remove the 2nd child fails.
Fix: Instead of trying to remove the child of the container, I created another object for the parent of the container. And then removed the container itself from its parent.
I also removed an ugly outline coming around the red label in Firefox and IE.
Feel free to report any bugs you encounter while sprintasking.
Sprintask has been launched with minimal features. One feature which I really wanted to do before uploading was the ability to login. I may need couple of weekends to finish it. I want to give a new verb name for what you do in sprintask.vibgy.com. How about you sprintask in sprintask.vibgy.com?
Open the link http://sprintask.vibgy.com and click on the gray colored bar to start with. It turns yellow to show its editable now. Type in an activity/task you are doing and press enter. Now it turns green marking that you’ve started doing that particular activity. A new gray bar is added to add new tasks. After sometime when you want to stop the current activity, just click on the green bar. It turns red marking the sprintask has been stopped. Use the whitearea (which shows ‘current chunk time taken’, ‘total time taken’, ‘end time’, ‘start time’, ‘task description’) to take reports. Simply copy it and paste in a spreadsheet to get fancy charts. Play along by adding new sprintasks, starting and stopping them. Have fun and become more productive.
Post your comments and recommendations in this blog post to improve the tool. Happy sprintasking…
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