09-09-2011 12:50 PM
This has just happened to me again for about the thousandth time. I'm sorry, but It's ridiculous! In the middle of creating a new product, after all the work of uploading and entering the meta data and graphics, while putting the finishing touches on a well-written description, App World just kicked me off the site without warning in the middle of typing and threw away the entire new product and its meta-data without saving, offering to save, asking if I want to stay logged in, etc.
This has been going on for years, and I'm glad we're getting a new director of developer relations, because WHAT IS THE POINT OF THAT?
CAN'T RIM FIGURE OUT HOW TO IMPLEMENT AN IDLE TIMER THAT RESETS WHEN THE USER IS TYPING?
Thank you, please send the check for that lost time to my summer cave in the Himalayas.
09-09-2011 01:21 PM - edited 09-09-2011 01:23 PM
App World's timeout is absolutely way too short, and it's very annoying that it times from the start of editing a product and ignores activity within that edit session.
I think this is obvious, but I'll point it out anyway: you'll be much better off if you prepare your text offline, in a text editor, and save it in a file. I save mine in a repository so that it's version-controlled along with everything else (including the code, assets, and other material).
While I really can't defend App World on this timeout issue, I have to point out that this alternative isn't difficult, and has big advantages.
09-09-2011 01:51 PM - edited 09-09-2011 01:54 PM
I agree, and whenever I get burned, after I'm done throwing old hard drives at the walls I pull up a notepad right away. But for some reason I usually forget about it until I get burned again.
09-09-2011 02:03 PM
09-09-2011 02:36 PM
Right, or even just have it ask after the timeout, do you want to stay logged in or are you away from your desk.
Most times I try to type ctrl-A, ctrl-C quickly to copy the contents when I see the progress bar start going as it's logging out, but it never works. I also do that sometimes when I've been typing for a while, just in case -- and that's saved the work several times, but sometimes I still forget.
You're right, the best way is to edit outside App World. But it still shouldn't be a race against time to edit meta-data or create a product.
09-09-2011 02:49 PM