Archive for the 'plans' Category

An idea: Task Sequencing

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

Here is an idea that i have been pondering for a while, and would like some feedback if it’s a good one.
Task Sequencing. Things that happen as a result of doing other things. For example here’s a 3-step sequence we could configure:
Put on laundry.
    ⇒ same day: Hang up laundry.
        ⇒ two days later: Put laundry away.
Whenever [...]

MyChores API and a new theme

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Today marks two new things on MyChores. Firstly, the very beginnings of an API, and secondly a new theme. Let’s talk about the theme first; i’ll come back to the API in a minute.
The new theme is called ‘Patience’. It’s grey and white, pale, blocky, and i couldn’t resist doing a bit of the diagonal [...]

MyChores API idea

Friday, April 6th, 2007

It just crossed my mind that i could make an API for MyChores, then people could write Yahoo! Widgets, Google gadgets, and the like, to interact with MyChores.
I don’t know how to do it, but i love the idea of a Yahoo! Widget showing my current task list, with a few options for how i [...]

No MyChores Monday

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

Today was not a MyChores Monday because i had to go to London for my job. Debates on whether i would have rather stayed at home and worked on MyChores are best kept in my head! ;) Anyway, it doesn’t matter because next week i am off work for a stay-at-home-holiday so i’ll have loads [...]

Exciting ideas for MyChores developments!

Monday, February 12th, 2007

I had a very good weekend with jinkies brainstorming some excellent new ideas for MyChores … i’m so excited about the new developments we’ve planned!
The first is rather trivial, but will involve a slightly different ‘edit task’ screen. You’ll still choose daily/weekly/monthly but also have ticky boxes of days that it may occur on. ‘Every [...]

General MyChores news

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

I have decided to take a day of holiday on the first Monday of each month – i’m going to call it MyChores Monday! I enjoy programming MyChores so much, and i have a lot of plans, so i’m taking an extra day to dedicate to it! This Monday, the 5th February will be my [...]

MyChores Plans and Ideas

Sunday, January 7th, 2007

I have several ideas buzzing around in my head … i’m really excited and keen to get started with some of them, but just for now i’ll make a note of them here so that you know what’s coming, and so that i don’t forget anything.
Summary

Improve the invite process – this one’s quite urgent actually.
Make [...]

Twitter Integration!

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

MyChores now supports Twitter Integration!
If you have a Twitter account, and wish to have MyChores update it whenever you complete a task, you will find the option under ‘Preferences → Twitter Integration settings’.
You need to enter your Twitter email address and your Twitter password. Your Twitter password will be stored using a two-way encryption algorithm. [...]

Twitter Integration?

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

Anyone heard of or using Twitter.com?
It’s a site for posting a short message about what you’re currently doing. Somebody suggested to me that i integrate MyChores with it, so that every time you do a task you can have it automatically update on Twitter what you’ve done.
I like that idea because i’ve been looking for [...]

Small news

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

So all the Early Adopter accounts are now taken! We had an exciting day yesterday, with 10 new people signing up! We also had 32 tasks completed yesterday, and 39 on Friday – which was a record so far! I smile to myself, thinking, “The world is slightly cleaner!” heheh!
I put a count on the [...]