Enabling backups in ATO Logbook

One of the free services we provide to users of ATO logbook is letting users backup their data to your website. This way even if you lose your phone, you will still have access to the data you created. This is something you need to switch on. Make sure you follow all the steps in this guide, especially sending yourself a backup email!

logbook-backup1You can reach the backup screen from the menu button. Click on backups, and you will see a list of all your vehicles, and the state of their backup. Click BACKUPS ON to enable this, and we sill start uploading all your data to your website.

That is all you need to do to backup your data, but you also need to send an email so you have access to the backup data.


Click on the email button at the top left, and then enter your email address in the to: field. This will send you all the details you need to restore your backup data, and view it online.

You will see 3 buttons:


click here to import your data lets you import the backup data back to your app. This is great if you lose your device, or it gets wiped.


click here to view backups online lets you view your backed up data on our website at anytime.

download the ATO logbook app here in case you have lost the app.


ATO logbook lost data

We stuffed up. We put out a release that hid people’s data. And if they created a new car, it overwrote the index file. We are incredibly sorry and embarrassed    about that.

undelete1The good news is that the data is still there. All your logs are safe, as long as you didn’t delete the app. And even if you did, and had backups turned on, they are safe.

In the latest version of the app, 11.17, we have added a way to get your data back.

Go to the menu, and select undelete. There you will see all t

he data you have save on the device. You can see when it was created, as well as how many l

og entries are in each one.

Click on it to undelete this one.


We don’t have a backup of the name and description, as well as the icon you selected, so you will need to enter that in again. If you aren’t sure which car is associated with which set of logs, you can always go and edit this later, by swiping left from the main screen.


Once you have entered in those details, press save, and now your car and its logs will be back on the main screen.


If you are still having any issues, please contact us on phlogistichelp@gmail.com.

Project Gantt 2013 now includes critical path highlighting

What is a Critical Path?

CPM is a mathematically based algorithm for scheduling a set of project activities, and is now included in Project Gantt 2013.

Using these tasks times and requirements, CPM calculates the longest path of planned activities to the end of the project, and the earliest and latest points that each activity can start and finish without making the project longer. This process determines which activities are “critical” (i.e., on the longest path) and which have “total float” (i.e., can be delayed without making the project longer).

You can see this working in the example below, with the critical tasks Reak, track3, lastly and Dev backend all highlighted as being critical.This also highlights how not just one path is identified, but also the task that uses resources that can impact other tasks is also highlighted. So here, Dev backend requires John, but track3 starting straight after it also requires John. So any delays in Dev backend will impact John, track3, and delay the project.GanttProject2013CriticalPath

As shown above, the critical path consists of the longest sequence of activities from project start to end that should be started and completed exactly as scheduled to ensure the project is completed by a certain date in the future. If jobs on the critical path slip, immediate action should be taken to get the project back on schedule. Otherwise, completion of the whole project will slip. Imagine that you have a project that will take 300 days to complete. If the first activity on the critical path is one day late, the project will take 301 days to complete, unless another activity on the critical path can be completed one day earlier. So the critical path is simply all the tasks that determine the end date in your project schedule.

Adding plist and IPA files to wordpress

Want to upload your iOS applications to your own website to distribute. First you will need to allow wordpress to accept IPA and plist files, you will need to add this to your Theme Functions file (functions.php), through the wordpress editor, or editing the php file on your webserver.

function my_myme_types($mime_types){
    $mime_types['ipa'] = 'application/octet-stream'; //Adding ipa extension
    $mime_types['plist'] = 'text/xml'; //Adding api extension
    return $mime_types;
add_filter('upload_mimes', 'my_myme_types', 1, 1);