January 12, 2012 by Brandon Medenwald
Yesterday, we shipped our first comprehensive reports for Simple In/Out. Today, we’ve just added the ability to export that same report as a CSV (comma-separated values). CSV files are important, they can be read by Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice, Numbers and more. Now, all of our administrators can export their “in” user data to software of their choice to aid with charts, payroll, you name it.
January 11, 2012 by Brandon Medenwald
Today, we’re happy to announce that reports have been added to Simple In/Out! This was a very popular request from our users, so this will certainly make a lot of people happy. In the upper-right hand corner is the new Reports link, which we had room for because of our settings simplification. Once you click on this, you’ll be presented with the Company Time Report.
The Company Time Report lists all of your users and their last status changed time. On the right is the timespan options, which default to last week. You can select any timespan as long as it doesn’t exceed 31 days. After you click Run Report, the report generates immediately. The total time is presented as well as a breakdown of the total time of each individual day. If you hover over the day, the date will appear. We’re not done, next up is a CSV export for our report data for users to take into Excel, OpenOffice, etc. If you have any other feedback or report ideas, let us know.
January 9, 2012 by Bill Burgess
Our first update for the year is now available in the App Store. There were a couple bug fixes to squash as well as a modified signup page. We wanted to make the signup process a little easier to understand. We hope it will help any new users.
Stay tuned as we hope to launch a few new features in the coming weeks. We’ve been listening to everyone and we are sure you will be happy with the results.
January 1, 2012 by Brandon Medenwald
Happy New Year from the Simply Made Apps crew! 2011 was a great year. We started dreaming about Simple In/Out this time last year and it’s been wonderfully received. We have some great things plans for 2012.
Thanks to all our users, we couldn’t have done it without you.
December 27, 2011 by Brandon Medenwald
Today, we’ve shipped an update to Simple In/Out’s web app to simplify our settings and streamline our interface even further. The changes are minor, but they are necessary to eliminate some of the clutter and make way for some new things we’re working on. So what changed? Our goal was to clean up the top menu, which for administrators was getting awfully crowded. Previously, if you had admin capabilities, you’d have seen Company Settings, Add User, GeoFences, Settings (for personal info) and the Sign Out link.
We’ve reduced it now to this:
Where did Company Settings and Add User go? We’ve now consolidated the Company Settings and the personal settings into one main Settings page. If you have admin privileges, your Settings page will have a menu on the top, like this:
We’ve also reorganized the Settings pages to make them a bit easier to digest. As for the Add User function, we’ve moved that right next to the list to make it more obvious. Also, we’ve added icons to our Update and Add User function to make them stand out even further. Like so:
I hope everyone likes the subtle changes to make Simple In/Out even easier to configure and use.
December 12, 2011 by Brandon Medenwald
Today, Simple In/Out has entered the Chrome Web Store!
Why the Chrome Web Store? We wanted to present a nice icon for our users when opening new tabs. Also, if you check the “Remember Me” link when you log into Simple In/Out, you’re always a one-click launch away from seeing your Simple In/Out users.
December 2, 2011 by Brandon Medenwald
Tonight we’ve shipped a small feature with big impact (pun intended). If you look closely to the list of users, you’ll notice a new icon by the search box.
Clicking this takes you to our new Full Screen mode. Full Screen removes all the options and personal information and shows just the list of users. Why do this? We’ve received requests from users who want to see their employee list on a big screen, televisions or digital office boards. While this has been possible since Day One due to our auto-refreshing, it’s never quite looked right on the screen (especially with the user who’s logged in right there too). Now, you can put Simple In/Out up for everyone to see. This a great for users who have an old spare computer laying around. Also great for iPad. And, if you have too many users to fit on the screen, we’ve left the search box there so you can type a phrase to limit the list to only users you care about. Let us know what you think.
November 24, 2011 by Brandon Medenwald
Hello, We really hope everyone is enjoying Simple In/Out as much as we’re enjoying developing it. This product means everything to us, and we want to thank everyone for their support. This has been a really great 10 months.
So, why the blog post? Well, the time has come for us to begin charging for Simple In/Out. The costs to keep this app running combined with our desire for loose change has led us to this point. We firmly believe that Simple In/Out, with its first-in-class features like GeoFencing, is certainly a product worth paying for. And, we’ve priced Simple In/Out wonderfully low.
- Free (up to 3 users)… Free
- Startup (up to 10 users)… $5
- Small Business (up to 25 users)… $10
- Corporate (up to 50 users)… $15
- Unlimited (up to 1000 users)… $20
As you can see, we’ve kept our word to be super affordable. We’ve also maintained a free plan to allow small groups like ours to continue using Simple In/Out. We love helping small businesses.
Since many of our users have been with us for the first 10 months of our app, we’re going to grandfather all existing users in! As long as our existing customers don’t add or remove any of their users, they can continue to use Simple In/Out just as they do now for free. When they do need to expand or contract, we’d ask at that time for the user to choose a plan that meets their needs. If any users really want to help us out, they can modify their plan on the Company page and choose to begin paying us anytime they wish. We’d sure appreciate it if users find this valuable enough to help us keep the servers running.
We’re three guys who like building apps. Thanks again to everyone for using our favorite app and for everyone’s understanding. As always, if you have any questions, suggestions or comments, feel free to email us any time.
November 15, 2011 by Bill Burgess
Our iOS update that includes all the new 2.1 features is live in the App Store. We have bundled up a lot of new features we know everyone is going to like.
– Add/Edit/Delete User information (admin only)
– New native signup page
– SSL encryption for added security
– Lots of bug fixes
As always, we appreciate all the feedback we get from our users. Some suggestions made it into the app, and some are still under construction. Keep the suggestions coming. Thanks for all the support.
November 10, 2011 by Bill Burgess
Hey everyone your friendly neighborhood Android developer here. Just letting you know that version 2.1 of Simple In/Out was published to the Android Market today. Some of the new features included are add/edit/delete users (admins only) and creating a new company from the App. We hope you like all the new features and as always if you have anything you would like to see, our ears (and email inbox’s) are always open!