iKan – Personal Kanban for the iPhone – Launches

A basic Personal Kanban on the iPhone or iPod Touch

You asked for it, and we listened. Today we are proud to announce the launch of the first Personal Kanban iPhone app, iKan.

When we set out to build it, we decided to focus on a few key things:

1. Small Screen Many Tasks –  We wanted to make the best use of the screen real estate on the iPhone, so we built the app vertically.

2. KISS – We wanted the initial release to be extremely basic. In future updates we will respond to YOUR needs, and additional features will be based on YOUR input. So please keep us posted as to the direction you’d like to see iKan take. We already have a long list of upgrades in our pipeline, but are primarily interested in how you are actually using the app.

3. Use Your Data – Integration with other popular time- and backlog-management tools. In the first version, we have importation from Zen.  (But we can only import your data). If you import a project from Zen, you will bring that project’s value stream with it.

4. Start with Basics then Build to Suit – Each iKan starts with an entry-level Personal Kanban value stream with Ready / Doing / Done sections. You can however, create your own column headings and set your own WIP limits.

In the coming weeks, we’ll have a series of short tutorial videos for iKan – so stay tuned!

Special thanks to Jeremy Lightsmith, Gary Bernhardt and Corey Ladas who were all vital in making iKan a reality.

Get your copy of iKan at the iTunes Store.

For more information on Personal Kanban, see the Personal Kanban web site.

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2 Comments on “iKan – Personal Kanban for the iPhone – Launches”

  1. Pam

    This is my FAVORITE program on my ipod Touch (soon to be upgraded to an iphone!) I have it down in the bottom with my most used programs. However, there is one limitation that drives me CRAZY. I have some complex projects, and want to add different “LANES” to them. Sometimes, I realize there is a LANE I need to add later, and there is NO WAY to rearrange the LANES. PLEASE implement that. How the LANES are organized goes a long way to a smooth and efficient flow of work.

    I use AgileZen, and I tried to import one of my projects from there, and I could not get it to work. I sent a message to Support and they said they don’t really have anything to do with it. So perhaps you can help me? I would like to work out my projects in AgileZen, but import them into iKan so they are available to me when I am not at the computer. Even the one way import at the moment would be a huge bonus.

    Thanks so much in advance and again, PLEASE let us REARRANGE the ‘LANES’

    Sincerely,

    Pam Phillips
    shoptexas215@gmail.com

    1. Jim Benson

      Pam,

      Rearranging the lanes is very high on the priority list for the next release.

      Did you get an API code from Agile Zen for the import?

      Jim

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