A-List+ v2.0 Update Tutorial

Thanks for your continued support of A-List+. This post describes the latest features and new enhancements included in the April 18th release of A-List+ v2.0. Since launch in December of last year, we’ve enjoyed a steady stream of downloads and consistent user growth. We’ve also heard from many of you with great ideas, comments and suggestions. It’s been fantastic so please, keep it coming! 

A great deal of time and effort went into this release, however most of it was spent updating the underlying development language (Swift 3.01), various other Apple APIs and other iOS related stuff that you won’t even notice on the screen. We did however, manage to sneak in a few enhancements.

 

  1. Pinning a Task to the Dashboard – Currently, the Dashboard displays a summary of your Overdue Tasks (in Red) and then up to 5 Tasks due Today, Tomorrow or in the future. With this update, we’ve expanded the number of Dashboard Tasks to 7 for each day. We’ve also added the ability to “Pin a Task to the Dashboard”.

 

V2 DASHBOARD

a.  I really like the Overdue Tasks cell. Every time I look at my Dashboard, this red cell reminds me that I’ve got overdue stuff I need to get done.

b.  Feedback on this feature has been very positive but we heard from users who said they wanted a way to prioritize certain Tasks above all others, to assure that they stand out and do not fall through the cracks . . . Pinning a Task was our solution to this request.

 Task Detail Screen

c.  On the Task Detail screen, notice the new cell (row) below Due Date – “Pin Task to Dashboard”. Simply tap this cell to pin it. You can pin as many Tasks as you want but the idea is for pinned Tasks to stand out. Our recommendation is that you limit it to no more than 2-3 at a time. 

d.  The completion slider will display in gold rather than green to indicate that it is a pinned Task. If the Task becomes overdue, the slider will again turn red but the Task will continue to display as a separate entry on the Dashboard.

 

  1. Weather Forecasts for Alternate Locations – With location services turned on, A-List+ will always display the current weather for your present location. If you tap in the Weather area on the Dashboard, you’ll navigate to the Weather option on the More Menu. From here, you can swipe left to see a 4 day forecast your present location.

a.  With location services turned on, A-List+ will always display the current weather for your present location.  If you tap in the Weather area on the Dashboard, you’ll navigate to the Weather option on the More Menu.  From here, you can swipe left to see a 4 day forecast.  

b.  Tap the “Change Location” button in the lower right and you’ll see a list of alternate Locations.  Tap the “Add” button and enter a new City, State or Zip Code in the search bar to add an alternate location to the list.  Tap an alternate location from the list and A-List+ will retrieve and display the forecast for that location.  To remove a location from the list, swipe left and tap Delete.   

  Weather Location Key west

  1. New Dashboard Navigation – This subtle enhancement is something that many users have requested for quite a while. Users assumed that they could tap the Events and Tasks tabs on the Dashboard to go to those areas of the app. They’d tap the buttons and nothing would happen . . . well, now they work! Give a try, we hope you like it.

TapDasboardTabs Thanks! for your support and if there is ANYTHING we can do to make you’re A-List+ experience better, just let us know.

 

Thanks,

Jeff Johnston
Founder / CEO
A-List+
Cell: 614-893-6221