End of Retrospective Timelines (and app development)
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As of today, I’m giving up on my half-baked plans to make consumer software. I just took Retrospective Timelines off of the App Store and I don’t plan on renewing my Apple developer account. There are a number of reasons I’m making this decision. I’ll try to list a few … Read More

Summer Planning for Retrospective Timelines
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I am beginning the planning process for Retrospective Timelines 2.0. Below I listed some of the areas that I want to focus on this summer. My hope is that the latest round of updates to SwiftUI, iOS 14, and iPadOS 14 will enable me to make significant improvements to the app. I have only just started to learn about the … Read More

Retrospective Timelines 1.0.4
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A new version of Retrospective Timelines is rolling out now. This version adds a handful of new features New Settings to control formatting for dates and durations. Select these settings to apply them across the app.Redesigned share view with new formatting options for dates and durations.Events can now have text … Read More

Data Entry with SwiftUI and UIKit
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Version 1.0 of Retrospective Timelines was written completely in SwiftUI and while I’m excited to keep working in SwiftUI, there were some issues and limitations that it imposed on my app. You can’t really talk about SwiftUI without someone pointing out that it’s not “ready” to be used in production … Read More

Retrospective Timelines 1.0.3
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A new update is rolling out now with improvements to the data entry screens for Timelines and Events. These screens have been completely rewritten to support user interface features common to iOS apps.

Time Tracking in 2020
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While working on my goals and my annual theme for 2020, I decided that I’m going to give time tracking another try. When I was working full time as a consultant I used to track all of my time because the companies I worked for mostly billed by the hour. … Read More

Generating Shareable Text Images
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One of the core features of Retrospective Timelines is the ability to share an Event as an image. I’m working in SwiftUI on this project so my first attempt was to see if I could render SwiftUI views as images. Last June Erica Sadun wrote a post about rendering SwiftUI … Read More

My Device Log
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The core purpose of Retrospective Timelines is to help you keep track of the most important dates in life. I use it to keep track of my sobriety, places I have lived, and my professional life. I’ve also found it helpful as a tool to track less emotional data such … Read More

Retrospective Timelines 1.0.2
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Retrospective Timelines version 1.0.2 is now available on the App Store. This update adds a new Filtering feature to the list of Events on your Timelines. Filter out End Date Records when working with date ranges, and also filter the list to only show Ongoing Events. This version also fixes … Read More

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