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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Comments (16)

The long wait is almost over! Today we are pleased to finally announce the release date for the new version of The Invoice Machine! If you have followed us on Twitter you have already got a sneak peak of some cool stuff to come.

On 22nd December 09:30 AM (GMT +1:00 hour) we will start the upgrade process which will take a few hours. During this time we will temporarily shut down the machine and the application, neither the API nor the website will be accessible during this period.

Some Important Changes

As soon the new version goes live there will be some changes to the system. All invoice permalink URLs will change and all old URLs will be forwarded the first two months. Some settings and all API tokens will be reset. All recurring templates will be temporarily deactivated, you will need to login to your account after the new version is released in order to get them activated again. Other than that all your data will remain intact.

Information About The API

Since we have rewritten the application from scratch we also have a cool new API! However, the new public API will not be available the first week after the release of the new version. We will be using this time to test it and put together the new documentation. Please note that the old API will go offline as soon the new version is released. We are sorry for the inconvenience this might cause and thank you for your patience during the upgrade process.

Pricing Will Be The Same

The free plan will remain free and the prices for the paid subscription plans will remain the same. This simply means you will get more kick for the same money!

We are extremely thrilled to show you and let you experience what we have worked on for such a long time! We cannot thank you enough for your continued usage and support of The Invoice Machine! Now it is time for us to repay that loyalty!

Comments (16)

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Cormac Moylan

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Looking forward to playing with the new site. Happy Christmas!

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Brad

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

EXTREMELY EXCITED !!!!

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Skylar Anderson

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Great news! One thing: "All invoice permalink URLs will change" Is this at all avoidable? I'll have quite a few unpaid invoices out on Dec 22 and it will be troubling to have to reconcile the new URL's with my clients. Don't get me wrong, I couldn't be more excited for the new version, and I really love TIM, however this seems bush league. Can you forward the old permalinks to the new URL's for some temporary period? 60 daysish? I doubt I am the only one in this boat.

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The Invoice Machine

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hi Skylar, Thanks for your feedback. You're right, it would be easy to setup some kind of redirecting the first few months. We'll fix that. :)

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Frank Bonnet

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Waiting to have beta tester access if needed. Sounds really great, the product will rock definitively !

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The Invoice Machine

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hi Frank, thanks for your feedback. The app is already kinda stable but there will still be a shorter test phase or sneak peak for all our beta testers. We'll email you very soon. :)

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Brendan Falkowski

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Shouldn't the permalinks *never* change? Why couldn't they be forwarded forever? This is going to cause confusion when a client can't view their old invoices.

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The Invoice Machine

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hi Brendan, Thank you for your feedback. You're absolutely right there's no reason to stop the forwarding. We will change so old permalink URLs will be forwarded forever. :)

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Kerrick Long

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Yay! I'd been hoping to see this for a while. I'm glad the permalinks stay permanent, too. I sure am glad I procrastinated writing my project with the API, though - I don't have to rewrite it since I haven't started yet. ;) In case you're curious, I'll be integrating the Invoice Machine API into my open source project for photographers that allows clients to order prints online. http://code.google.com/p/wpsm/

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Jayson Brown

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Little concerned as to why you dropped off the face of the earth in all communications, am I the only one worried?

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Kerrick Long

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Jayson, they were probably working very hard on this new version. Goodness knows when I get in a flurry of working, I don't really take much time to blog. People of Invoice Machine, could we get a sneak peek screenshot today to tease us? :D

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The Invoice Machine

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hi Jayson. Thanks for your comment. We know we've haven't been too about good posting on our blog or Twitter the last year and we're sorry for that. However, that's something we've improved on lately! :)

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The Invoice Machine

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hi Kerrick, Thank you for your kindly feedback! Please head over to our Twitter to see some sneak peaks of the new version. :)

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Marc Bijl

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Just fab!!! Really looking forward...

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A Poor Freelancer

Friday, December 17, 2010

Hey, ever consider accepting PayPal for a standard month to month payment? Considering its as staple of your own software, you would think you would support it.

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The Invoice Machine

Friday, December 17, 2010

Hi there freelancer, thank you for your comment. Yes, we plan to offer the possibility to subscribe via PayPals recurring payment feature in the future. :)

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