ChaosBilling for iPhone

ChaosBilling iconIf you have an iPhone and use Legal Billing with ChaosHost.com, we have a new app available to view and edit billing data on your iPhone called ChaosBilling.

ChaosBilling will let you enter contacts and their linked hourly billing timeslips, expenses and payments AND can sync with ChaosHost.com to send these new records back to your Windows computer where Legal Billing resides.

At the moment, this app is only available through Test Flight, Apple’s testing platform, so you’ll need to contact our support department with your Apple ID to be invited to use it.

We plan to have it available in the App Store soon without needing the invitation to Test Flight after some braver users have done some testing with it.

[If you use Android, you have not been left out! We have had Chaos Billing for Android available for quite a while now. This new app finally lets iPhone users work with something similar to what you already have.]

Here are some screen shots to show what it currently looks like on an iPhone:

main screen of chaosbilling iphonebilling history screen iphone

billing entry screen iphone

 

Multiple data sources with iPhone and iPad

Our ChaosHost cloud service is a popular and easy way to load your Chaos data onto your iPhone or iPad. Setting up over-the-air synchronization makes our contacts and calendar data available in the built-in Contacts and Calendar apps on your device.

However, if you also use other sources of contact or calendar data, such as iCloud or Google or other company Exchange servers, the data from all of these sources get mixed together unless you know how to filter unwanted things out.

iphone filter contacts or calendar by source

When you are looking at the Contacts or Calendar applications on your iPhone or iPad, there is a button at the top left corner that allows you to filter your data to only the source or sources you want. For Contacts, the button says Groups. For Calendars, this button says Calendars. Tap it, and you’ll be presented with a screen where you can choose between all your data sources to show only the data that comes from or syncs with ChaosHost.

Filtering to show only ChaosHost is useful when you add new items to your Contacts or Calendar as well because it makes it very clear to your device that you want the new entry sent to ChaosHost. Without filtering first, your device might not understand you want this item sent to ChaosHost and it could add it to one of your other sources instead.