iPad app update

We know it’s been a while since we whetted appetites with a preview of our upcoming MindMeister for iPad app, and wanted to give you all an update on its progress.


We mentioned in our teaser that we were aiming for the end of May as a release date. Needless to say, that time has come and gone. There are a number of reasons for the delay, but mainly it was because a few weeks ago, when testing various online/offline scenarios, we decided to rewrite the entire sync API of the app. The new architecture is much more stable and will also allow us to provide real-time collaboration functionality in the iPhone and iPad app in future releases (that is, between mobile apps and the web as well as between mobile apps themselves),

Needless to say, re-writing an API takes a considerable amount of time and resources. We’ve been a bit reticent on posting updates, as it was always one of those, “We’re so close…gimme one more day of code time to sort this out,” which inevitably became a week (or 8).

We’re happy with and confident enough to announce that we’re 99.44 percent done with v1.0, and it will be submitted (fingers crossed) to Apple this week for approval. We’d like to thank each and every one of you who left comments expressing your interest in the MindMeister iPad app.

14 July 10 – An update to the update – The app is in the hands of Apple, we’re now waiting on approval.

Calling all iPad developers

The rather embarrassing delays in getting the iPad app out the door made us realize that we have some resource challenges in the mobile app department. So if you’re a talented Objective-C developer with considerable iPhone or iPad experience, we want to hear from you! This is your opportunity to contribute to the world’s leading online mind mapping solution, so show us what you’ve got, and get in touch.

  • Sam

    Great app!

  • Ondrej

    Great, hope you make it soon. Investment into basics pays off, I hope it will be worth the wait 🙂

  • Jeff

    Thank you for the update! I’ve repeatedly asked for updates via Twitter, and so I’m grateful for this information. Can’t wait to use the app!

  • We are loving MindMeister as a daily management and process organization tool! Day one we were already collaborating on a single map. Day two, we have written a chapter in our Coaching & Mentoring program. In fact, we have added MindMeister into our welcome package to encourage new clients to set up and be ready to use it as a tool to help them achieve goals and manage the knowledge that we share during their program.

    I am so look forward to the iPad App – it will be used frequently!

    Thanks for such a great service.

    David West
    Senior Advisor & Partner
    Ulistic Inc.

  • Best of luck in the hunt for an extra dev! I’ll see if I can find any interested parties to send your way :).

    Seriously looking forward to MM on my iPad!

  • So has The app been submitted this week as expected?

    If you’re an iPhone dev in Europe, join Mindmeister, they rock. If you’re in Asia, come join us at bitsmedia, we do iPhone and iPad dvlpmnt

  • Erik Huddleston

    Did you get the app submitted this week? I think we are are anxious to get off the iThoughts/mindnode/etc temporary solutions.

  • Trevor_NYC

    I’ve been restraining myself from buying any other iPad mapping tools. I am sure that it is going to be worth the wait.

  • Mike Jones

    As they say, “it’s time to s… or get off the pot”

  • Mal

    Thanks for the update and the detailed post. Glad to read that you are ready and willing to expand your mobile team. Fingers crossed that Apple approve it soon… Well done Team Mindmeister!

  • Ondrej

    Any news on the approval process for us?

  • Jim Cook

    I’m not buying any iPad mapping apps while waiting for MindMeister iPad app this week lets hope.

  • Jim Cook

    Where is the iPad app, please?

  • Dan

    @Jim & Ondrej – thanks for your comments. We’ve just checked the status of our approval from Apple, still the same – Status: Waiting for Review

  • Chin Loon Chai

    Does mindmeister iPhone works with OpenID log-in? I can’t seem to log-in my account using my Gmail App account.

  • Chin Loon Chai

    Figured out. Need to set up additional password in “My Account”. Thanks!