We may have been quiet at Timetric, but we haven’t been idle. We’ve got a series of changes and new features coming to you over the next few weeks, built on the infrastructure work we’ve been doing over the last two months. Here’s one of the first (and most exciting) — embeddable graphs which genuinely work everywhere.
Up until now, to view Timetric graphs in blogs like this one and on news sites, you’ve had to have Flash installed. Most desktop computers do, and some phones as well (including Toby‘s Nexus One), but the iPhone and iPad in particular don’t support it.
Well, if the plugin won’t come to the tablet…
Thanks to Dan, this now works. (Excuse the slightly iffy photo: I plead iPhone 3.)
You can see plenty of these in action over on Byline, our economics blog, but if you want to get your own, here’s how.
When you click the “embed” button to share a graph on Timetric, a dialogue pops up:
Above the box with the embed code in, you’ll see “New!” in red. Click “switch” on the end of that line, and you’ll see the new embed code – use that one and your graph will work on the latest shiny tablets as well as in every browser back to IE6.
We’ll be making this the default way of embedding graphs soon, so try it out and let us know if it works for you. If it doesn’t, leave a comment or get in touch.
By the way: if you’re a data geek or a designer/UX specialist who likes graphs, or you know someone is, we’re hiring. Get in touch soon – we’re looking forward to hearing from you!