I'm delighted, nervous, and excited to say that tomorrow I'll be launching a big 3.0 update of my time tracking app Timelines, which will bring synchronization between devices, a native iPad version, and an independent Apple Watch app.
Building the sync was the most difficult technical challenge that I attempted in my development career so far. But I learned a lot and there were many exciting moments when I managed to solve some obstacles that before seemed too daunting. I’m happy with the way it turned out and confident that it is reliable, and I can’t wait for all Timelines users to have access to it.
I found that walking at the edge of my comfort zone and trying to push it ever so slightly is both terrifying and exhilarating. I want to start doing more of that in life too.
I also found that it’s about perspective. I hope tomorrow goes well. I did the best I could. But in the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t really matter that much - it’s more about the long-term effect of these improvements that I’m interested in and hopeful about.
In the last few days, I also found it’s about acceptance. I wish this had taken me a shorter time. But I’m okay with it taking as much as it did. And I’m excited to be finally at this point, after two years.
I can’t wait for Timelines users to be able to start using this update! You can follow me on Twitter for the official announcement (well, tweets.. 😅) tomorrow, or just download Timelines on the App Store and get the update tomorrow automatically.