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    Adam is the founder of BEEDOCS, an artisan software company that makes great timeline software for Mac OS X.

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A Web Timeline Debut

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

We are putting the final touches on version 3.0 of Timeline 3D. In the coming weeks we will start to get it into the hands of some of you as part of a limited beta program. Access to the beta will be based on the date you first purchased a software license from us. Expect a full public release in a few months.

One of the major new features of v3 is the ability to post timelines to the web. The timelines are designed to be easily integrated into websites and blogs.

I am pleased to show you the first timeline published with Timeline 3D, embedded right here in the blog:

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Timelines published with our software will be the most compatible timelines on the web. They work with modern desktop browsers, of course, but are also built to work well with iPad, iPhone, Android, IE6, and the basic functionality even works with javascript turned off.

While you are waiting for us to ship v3, I'd appreciate it if you could kick the tires on the timeline I posted above and let me know if you encounter any bugs. You can send your feedback to me at adam@beedocs.com.

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12 Comments:

Blogger CandradasaJanuary 04, 2011 6:45 AM

Genius, Adam! Well done, sir!

OpenID jonathanbaldwinJanuary 04, 2011 8:42 AM

Fingers crossed I'm one of the lucky few! Looks great...

Blogger Michael FlowerJanuary 04, 2011 10:51 AM

This is great, Adam. I run websites in support of my courses at Portland State University and to soon have the ability to place timelines inside those sites is very good news. I encountered no difficulties in viewing the timeline. I second Candradasa's comment...

Well done.

And like jonathanbaldwin, I hope I'm tagged to give 3.0 a go (I don't recall how long ago I purchased my copy of the app. I may be way down the queue).

Blogger MarkJanuary 04, 2011 11:04 AM

This looks brilliant! Really hoping to be able to beta test...

Blogger Adam BehringerJanuary 04, 2011 1:47 PM

Thanks guys! Also, thank you to the folks who sent e-mails. I was able to get several bugs fixed already in response to feedback I received today.

Blogger ZacamanJanuary 05, 2011 7:11 AM

Safari 5.0.3, no trouble at all. A very attractive implementation :) Looking forward to v.3... any idea what you'll be asking for an upgrade fee? Getting ready to sing your praises in the various Mac forums...

Blogger alvaroJanuary 05, 2011 4:30 PM

Magnifico!. Un buen trabajo, una buena idea.

I praise!. A good work, a good idea.

OpenID writingstudioJanuary 06, 2011 5:20 PM

Will it be possible to post a Timeline to Evernote? It would be great to be able to access it from all my devices.

Blogger Vince LaRueJanuary 26, 2011 2:19 PM

Awesome! The only thing that I could think of that would make this more awesome would be to implement the Canvas tag in the HTML5 spec to use the 3D timeline view. Now THAT would be mind-blowing.

Thanks, Adam.

Blogger Adam BehringerJanuary 26, 2011 2:34 PM

Vince - Thanks!

The aim of our web export is to publish timelines that are fast to load, widely compatible, easy to navigate, and work well in compact layouts.

At this time, I believe the best ways to meet those goals is to have a specific web design that is different than the 3D timelines (which were designed to meet the needs of live presentations).

However, you will be able to export cinematic timeline videos that can be published directly to YouTube. More info on that feature is coming soon.

Blogger Vince LaRueJanuary 26, 2011 6:05 PM

Coolness...my thought is to use a timeline as an aide for a book project that I have in mind, and having it online will be a tremendous addition to it being in print form. I can't wait to be able to buy the new version (I can't wait to have a little money to do so lol).

Blogger PeterFebruary 14, 2011 2:49 AM

This is a great development and will really help open up the audience to my timelines. However, the information that I want to put into my timelines is business confidential so having the timeline hosted on your servers isn't suitable. I understand your arguments for keeping it simple by doing it this way, but it doesn't keep it secure which is my problem :-( Can you make it so I can publish them to any servers?

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