You can collaborate with Tracker everywhere with Tracker’s iOS and Android apps. Here are a few highlights to get you started with the iOS app.
Tracker iOS lets you work with stories and epics in your Tracker projects in much the same way as on the web.
If you don’t already have a Tracker login, you’ll need to Sign Up via the web app before using the iOS mobile app.
As with Tracker on the web, you can sign into Tracker iOS with your Tracker username and password, or via your Google login.
When you sign into the app, you’ll see all your projects listed on the left. On the iPhone, notifications are also on the left, above the list of projects; on the iPad, notifications are on the right.
Tap the Settings cog icon at the top right to access your app settings.
You can specify your default browser here, as well as how often Tracker should check for changes. You can also clear app data, contact us for help, and sign out of Tracker. Tap Done to save your changes.
Tap Notifications to see your in-app notifications from your Tracker projects. You can filter notifications by Unread, Mentions, and All. Tap a notification to see the story activity/comments. You can swipe from left to right to Mark As Read and/or respond to notifications.
When you first sign in to the app, you’ll be given the option to allow notifications to be sent to your mobile device. Enabling these will allow you to receive push notifications when you’ve been explicitly @mentioned by another member, however, not for any other notification types.
Push notifications can be managed under your mobile device’s Settings app.
To get there:
- Choose your mobile device’s Settings app.
- Choose Notifications.
- Scroll to the Tracker app.
- Tap it to see options to control push notifications.
Tap a project name from the Projects list to load it.
As with the web app, you can drag stories and epics to prioritize them. You can add stories or epics with the + button near the bottom of the Backlog, Icebox, and Epics panels. You can expand stories to update them. You can also update story state and estimate stories on the iPhone by swiping the story card to the left. On the iPad, you can use the buttons in the story card for estimating and state changes.
Click the magnifying glass icon to search using the same filters as the web app search.
Return to the Projects list by tapping the Tracker icon at the top left.
Features unique to the iOS app
Although the iOS app syncs projects every 15 seconds (which you can change in Settings), you can sync the project anytime or clear the cache via the Project actions menu at the top right. Note that when you search in the iOS app, only the data already synched with your device is searched. You may want to sync your project before doing a search if you’re looking for results in recent updates.
When you expand a story, tap on the Story Actions menu at the top right for time-saving story actions, including Copy URL or Story ID, Move story, Clone to the Icebox, and Delete story.
You can annotate images and screenshots that you attach to story comments, for example to highlight problems or make suggestions. When you add a comment (under Activity) tap the paperclip icon at the top left of the keyboard, select an image, tap the Annotation icon and a numbered annotation item appears. Drag to position it, tap it to add text or delete it if you changed your mind.
In a story, use the Steps to Recreate icon to generate a markdown list that allows you to explain exactly how to recreate a discovered bug.
Story linking works a bit differently in iOS than in the web app. The color of the small indicator to the left of the story ID reflects the story state. When you tap a story link, you’ll be taken to the story it references.
You can also respond to notifications and move a story to the next state by swiping the notification from right to left.
The app only supports the most recent version of iOS. If you’re experiencing any issues, please first make sure you’re on the latest version of iOS.
API access must be enabled for a project in order to view it from the iOS app. Please visit your Project Settings page, scroll down to the Access section and make sure Allow API Access is checked.
Most issues can be solved by performing one (or more) of the following actions:
- From the Projects list, tap the Settings cog icon at the top right, then tap Clear App Data.
- From within the project you’re experiencing issues with, tap the Project actions menu at the top right, then tap Sync Project.
- Tap the Project actions menu at the top right, then tap Clear Cache.
If none of those help, please contact Tracker Support, along with a description of the problem.