Time Zone Bug – Update

Hello,

First I want to apologize for the inconvenience encountered with the time zone bug if you have been affected.  I am currently working on a fix for the issue.  Without getting too technical, I will need to restructure how My Ministry stores the data so that it will work correctly in any timezone.

The actual data structure change is rather straightforward, however ensuring I don’t lose any of the data already stored in your app is a little more challenging.

What essentially needs to happen if you have opened the app in more than one time zone is to merge the two record sets where possible.  I believe I have a solution that will work and result in the best possible solution, with little to no data loss.  The real challenge comes in if you actually entered data in both data sets – if not, then the migration will be trivial.

The testing is taking a little longer than anticipated, and I hope to have an update submitted to the app store later this week.

If you have experienced this bug, please feel free to let me know.

As noted before, the data isn’t lost, the app just can’t find the data in the wrong time zone.

Thanks for your patience and understanding of the issue.  Once this is corrected, the app will work no matter where you are.

The one thing that might happen if you are in multiple time zones, is some records may move a day, since they were logged at midnight.  So if you went from Boise to LA, and updated in LA, you would likely see data move a day.

Since 11/11/2013 midnight MST is 11/10/2013 11:00:00pm PST.  Since I don’t know what your home Time Zone is, I need to just flatten to the date stored.

Hope that makes sense.

If you haven’t traveled time zones, you will not notice any differences.

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2 comments

  1. Hello! I hope this note finds you well. I live in San Francisco, CA, USA. I actually find the app very helpful for recording my time. However, per your request, I wanted to advise I also encounter the time-totals bug. The issue appears to be a problem with adding the total minutes correctly.

    I also wanted to ask if there is a way to sync the app on my iPad with the app that’s on my iPhone.

    Thank you for creating the app! Even with the small bug I would rate it a 4.

    Deb Frelix

    1. Hello.

      I am not sure what you mean by totaling error on minutes.

      My Ministry doesn’t count minutes. It counts on decimals so 1 hour and 15 minutes would be 1.25 hours. 1 hour 30 minutes would be 1.5 hours.

      I did that for simplicity. It’s not designed to enter the minutes you worked but hours and fractions of hours.

      I didn’t create a sync to work on two devices because of the issues with offline support on multiple devices could cause data integrity issues.

      Hope that helps.

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