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iPad optimized version of Daylite Touch on the way.

August 10, 2010 on 11:09 am | AJ

Many of you will rejoice.

Now that Daylite Touch 1.5 with iOS 4 features has been released, and the release of Billings Pro is imminent, work on an iPad optimized version of Daylite Touch has begun (actually work began a while ago, but we’re at a point where we’re comfortable talking about it publicly now).

Our objective for the first iteration is feature parity with Daylite Touch 1.5 (as opposed to a specific iPad version) and compatibility with Daylite 3.11 and Daylite Server 3.11, so licensing and synchronization, etc., will work exactly the same way.

While we do not have a timeline for the release, work is progressing smoothly and consistently. We’ll post a progress update in a month or two.

Until next time…
AJ

77 Responses to “iPad optimized version of Daylite Touch on the way.”

  1. Alex C says:

    Thanks for the update. As a real estate sales professional I’m constantly on the go and my iPad is my mobile office space. Having Daylite Touch on it will be a nice start…having a version fully optimized for iPad will be even better, especially as the iPad becomes less of a novelty and more of a business tool.

  2. Murray Jarman says:

    Any word on whether it will be possible to use the iPad version and Daylite Touch on iphone/ipod touch concurrently without paying an extra license fee? I’d be very interested in using Daylite Touch for ipad but wouldn’t spring for another $50 annually just for the larger screen.

  3. motech says:

    doesnt a month or two feel like an eternity in the tech world?

  4. Stu says:

    This is music to my ears and I for one can’t wait!

    Here’s to a speedy launch.

    Cheers AJ,

    Stu

  5. Mourana says:

    Great news!
    My iPad 3G is my main business point now, Daylite was the only missing enabler to close the circle!
    Salue and good work

  6. Cynthia Robertson Shaffer says:

    pip pip! great work as always guys. the screenshots look super amazing.

  7. Richard Wingfield says:

    This will make my iPad indispensable for sure. At this point it is a fun device for media consumption and for sending and receiving emails. When Daylite Touch for iPad arrives… it will make the iPad my primary business tool!

    I await the release as patiently as I can ;-)

    Thanks

    Richard

  8. Kern Lewis says:

    Yahoo! As Daylite’s biggest law firm user fan, This is an answer to prayers. Only with Daylite is the iPad capable of it’s full potential in a legal practice.

    Kern Lewis

  9. Ivo says:

    Great! Please give It full oppotunity/estimate functionality, I would love to make quotes on the road (also On iPhone). Good luck

  10. Brody says:

    This will be wonderful!!! Having it sync with mail would be amazing as well!

  11. Mike says:

    Please, please, please include DMI. On the ipad 3g we use our email constantly. One thing forcing us to go back to our laptops is the lack of DMI. Would gladly pay extra for this even if it was separate app.

  12. AJ says:

    @Murray – the backend is the same, so licensing works the same. You could “transfer” the license from the iPhone to the iPad if you find the iPad version more beneficial.

  13. AJ says:

    @Mike – unfortunately, we cannot do DMI on the iPad or iPhone because of the nature of the platform. We’ll have to come up with a different way, but that will take a while.

  14. Jörgen says:

    Nice!
    Solving the mail issue would make the iPad and DayLite to a perfect fit.

  15. Chris says:

    This is fantastic news, thank you! I just got the iPad and have already become my laptop replacement. This will be nearly the final piece.

  16. Morrisson says:

    Is it possible to use one licence for iPhone and iPad (Same user)?

  17. AJ says:

    @Morrisson – you can transfer a license from an iPhone to an iPad, but you cannot use the same license at the same time for both.

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  32. Hellenek says:

    Excellent news! May you please please consider a one-off cost instead of the annual one?

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  35. Jason Wheeler says:

    Thanks AJ. This is sweet music to my ears and beautiful art to my eyes! Can you add the notes feature to the iPad app. It is needed for a mobile sales person.

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  40. Pedro Porrello says:

    AJ..if you can sort out the DMI issue I would definitely be willing to pay for a full daylight license.

  41. Mike says:

    Second that. I know AJ says it is not possible but I really hope, even pray, there is a workaround. DMI will give it an insurmountable lead amongst all other CRM programs. But at worst, I hope they are able to add more features than DLT. So many companies are just producing bigger versions of their iphone product and on top of that charging for it.

  42. AJ says:

    @Mike – just to be clear. Our first objective is feature parity with 1.5. The reason most iPad app are copies of the iPhone app (sometimes with even less features) is because this stuff takes time. Developers now have an unprecedented number of platforms that they have to support.

  43. Troy says:

    YAY! Please once your done with having a larger version of Daylite Touch…PLEASE PLEASE try to make a fully features Daylite app for on the go via iPad!:) Invoice, add pictures to minutes, view as far back in history as I specify for my business.
    Thanks for all the great work,
    Troy

  44. Michael Reinhart says:

    Oh please, please, please include the “Estimated Time” roll-up like it does on the Desktop version…

    Sincerely,

    Michael

  45. XCO says:

    Great about the iPad. How about improvements to Daylite on the Mac itself. That would be nice.

  46. Jasper Munier says:

    Yes, please on the Billing Pro version! I ‘am really looking forward to it! And yes please on the Ipad version of daylite! Guys you make such great software! Keep up the good work!!

    Regards of a soon to be even more happy user!

  47. AJ says:

    @Michael – unfortunately that data is not on the device. We’ll keep it mind for the future.

  48. Cristiano says:

    Does that mean that I can use Daylite Touch on my iPad altough I have the single user version and not Daylite Server?

    Thanks and again congratulation, you’re a great company with great products and great support!

    Cristiano

  49. Ryan Cash says:

    @Cristiano

    You’ll need to use Daylite Server in order to share your database from your Mac with Daylite Touch on your iPad – however Daylite Server is available as a free download :D

  50. Damian says:

    love daylight for our office. (8 users)

    love daylight server

    like daylight touch on my iphone.

    No way in hell am I going to pay 50 bucks per device per year for all our ipads.

    I’d buy the app, at a reasonable price, but this is ridiculous. we might just go back to ical.

  51. AJ says:

    @Damian – did Apple give you the iPad for free? Why is it ok to pay them but not us? We have to pay salaries, rent and more. You can certainly go back to iCal, but you’ll lose more in productivity than the cost of Daylite (probably several times over).

    I should remind that you can transfer your licenses from iPhone to iPad.

  52. Morrisson says:

    Is it so hard to make a single user database/iicence that can be used for iPhone and Ipad for 1 price????

  53. AJ says:

    @Morrisson – it’s not that simple, asides from the value proposition, there is the backend. That backend would require changes which at this point is not something we can undertake. It would cause significant delay in other things we have planned.

  54. Mike says:

    I am not sure what the gripe is about license cost. If you pay $50 per year for DLT, I would expect the same for the ipad version. Not saying that I think $50 is cheap, just saying that we should expect an additional cost for each ipad license.

    AJ, can you confirm if the ipad version will work with ipads that have no built in 3g capabilities. I am hoping that I can take my ipad with me anywhere (eg on a plane), do some work and sync with my server once I have wifi internet access. Just like you can with DLT.

  55. Mike says:

    Can you also confirm if the ipad version will allow landscape and portrait viewing. That would be very nice.

  56. AJ says:

    Yes it does.

  57. Rich says:

    I get a kick out of the people so badly wanting the iPad version with full functionality, but not willing to pay for it!

    If you are in business, and Daylite plays an important role in your productivity, then its actual value is huge – WAY more than the $50 a year it costs for a mobile device license.

    Here’s a radical thought for you all: I think the problem is that Marketcircle charges little! In the PC world, software publishers can spread development costs of business applications across many, many more business users. People get spoiled by all the cheap apps made for the masses. But it is important to consider Daylite is a complex and powerful application that is for a select group of an already select group that use the MAC platform in the business world.

    If we all paid the real value of Daylite to our businesses (or even a more reasonable fraction of that value), then there would be plenty of money for software development. And then everyone would have the product they want with all the features they want!

  58. Linda says:

    Please inform me the moment this becomes available for purchase.
    Thanks

  59. AJ says:

    @Mike – Yes – it will work with the 3G and sync from anywhere (I do that all the time now ;)

  60. Medianerds says:

    We are looking forward to this update. Medianerds uses Daylite for a couple of years now.

  61. Chris says:

    willing to update all ipads on our business with it. it will make it an instrument of work! I see all sales forces with the iphone already… but things as project management is difficult on such a small screen am many times some items don’t get filled up properly given the lack of visibility.
    Ipad will solve many of this things…

  62. Scott says:

    Allowing one “mobile” instance to be open at a time would give me the option to run the iPad or the iPhone version without having to pay another subscription fee for the same data.

    Apple’s Aperture checks the Internet to see if another copy of Aperture (with the same serial number) is running at the same time. If another copy is running you can not log-in on a second machine.

    This is a friendly way to allow users to use one database/license on both an iPhone or iPad.

    Solid customer support and enabling success with your users is a great business model. It works for Apple!

    I love Daylite and dream of using it on my iPad as well as my iPhone!

  63. AJ says:

    @Scott – that’s an interesting idea. You have to remember, that when we designed the licensing system for Daylite Touch, we didn’t know of any iPad. Changing such a thing is not trivial in a dot release. So that’s what we have for now. If you look at our Billings Pro licensing scheme, it is much more friendly towards a user having multiple iOS devices.

  64. Sven says:

    Hi, will DL for iPad released in 2010?

  65. AJ says:

    @Sven – not entirely sure yet. We’ll have a better idea mid November.

  66. Sven Laucke says:

    We all stay tuned, keep the good work running, MC Team!

  67. Jon Moore says:

    I, for one, would wish everyone would get off AJ/MC backs about the $50. I save that much everyday by using DL to leverage our business, just from the time it saves us.. From our perspective, this is a free program!!
    Two points I would like to make about iPad integration….
    1. iPads have already replaced our laptops in the field and Touch has been an integral part of that migration. While it may not be as feature rich as we’d like, it serves the purpose for the time being. An iPad version of both Touch programs will make our setup complete. The iPad is a much more efficient and elegant solution than shlepping a laptop, power brick, cables, dongles, etc when carry on luggage is a major issue in today’s business environment. The iPad is here to stay.
    2. i’m sure that everyone would agree that social media has become a major tool in everyone’s business arsenal. I’m not talking about posting what you had for lunch, but getting your message about products, services, etc to the masses in an efficient (cost and time) manner. DL integration of LinkedIn, Facebook, and even Twitter would make this the “hands down” king of business software. Would love to hear what everyone thinks.
    Finally, we’ve been using DL since the very beginning. I cannot stress enough what it’s done for our business as it’s the one program that hasn’t changed on our computers in the past decade. AJ and his crew have redefined the software development model and should be commended for the exemplary job they have done to make DL the gold standard. Let them continue to do it “their” way and let’s not bash them in the interest of instant gratification. Great things come with patience. Keep up the good work guys!!
    Jon

  68. David says:

    It’s been 2 months….any progress reports?

  69. AJ says:

    Thanks Jon!

  70. AJ says:

    @David – yes. We’ve been using it internally for a few weeks now and it’s looking good. Still a lot of quirks to iron out. One of the things we underestimated was how much work it would take to get landscape mode to work right. In the original, it was(is) all portrait with the exception of the week view, so we never accounted for landscape and transitions.

    So we are a little behind but making good progress.

    Thanks.

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  72. Larry says:

    Daylite has become an integral part of our business. Thanks for creating a fantastic application.

    Will the iPad version be able to integrate with Mail, through DMI? What about with FileMaker Go? With iOS 4.2 and the 2nd gen iPad imminent, I’ll be looking to give up my laptop forever…

  73. AJ says:

    @Larry. Sorry those things are out of scope for now. Our aim is feature parity and getting it out the door. We are also limited in what we can do on iOS (but Apple keeps improving it…)

  74. Jason Wheeler says:

    AJ,

    1-It has been two months. How much longer? I’m anxiously excited!

    2-Is there anyway for you to integrate importing Webdev appointments into Daylite? Or make it possible to sync this type of appointment with ical?

    Jason

  75. Paul L says:

    AJ, I’ve read the post and understand that you can’t develop products for free. I expect there to be a cost. But as a loyal market circle customer who has daylite desktop, daylite touch, dmi. I would feel better about supporting the cost fo this product if you offered discounts on multiple licenses. Heck I would then get the license for all three of my computers and do the same with iPad.

  76. AJ says:

    @Paul. When the iPhone came out and we devised the touch licensing model, we did not foresee people having so many devices. We’ll adapt appropriately in the future, but we cannot do it right now (otherwise we’ll never ship).

  77. AJ says:

    @Jason. 1- Soon. We are going as fast as we can.
    2- I assume you mean ics invites. If so, we are working on that for a future version.