It looks like my third attempt, in three years, to start using web syncing instead of Dropbox syncing, is finally successful.
At least, everything works as expected on my iPads, and everything seems to be mirrored on the web portal (almost) exactly. Almost, because my iPads show 24 hours recorded for yesterday, whereas the web portal claims that 23 hours and 59 minutes were recorded. One minute got lost somewhere in the syncing process, but... never mind.
I have yet to test the crucial "reverse direction" in practice. I've just got a new phone (the Samsung Note 10+), so I'll try using ATracker on-the-go in the Dolphin browser, hoping that everything will sync back to the iPads with no data distortions.
I have 3 comments/suggestions for improving the ATracker web portal:
1) Compared to the iOS version, the web portal version of ATracker looks a bit... well, ugly. Especially the Report screen. Please compare these two screens (showing my records for yesterday):
There's no question as to which of the two screens looks nicer, eh? ;-) For example, why is the custom background picture on the web portal so faded? You can hardly see the background picture behind the piechart. (Moving the opacity slider in web portal theme settings doesn't help with this, on the Report screen.)
I hope that the web portal version of ATracker can one day be made to look as nice as the iOS version looks today.
2) Can you, please, add some useful export options for the piechart/report screen on the web portal? The only export option on the web portal right now is CSV, and then there's print, and that's all. I would very much welcome JPG as an export option. (Yes, I could take a screenshot manually, but...)
3) The new iOS version of ATracker from a few days ago is very nice, featuring very useful design improvements. Thank you and congratulations, Jian! Now it has really become impossible to confuse the Today screen with the History screen, unlike in previous years. Each screen now has a distinctive look, and that's great. The "dark highlight" option for the currently running task, on the "Today" screen, is a big improvement. The best thing, for me, about the new iOS version, are the new buttons on the Report screen, "Week" and "Month". It's exactly what I've been missing on the Report screen for years! Until now, I had to set up each week and month manually every time, using the "Range" option. Those two new buttons will be saving me lots of time from now on.
So, my request is for all these iOS design improvements to be introduced on the web portal, too. Thank you.
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