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About Kerika

Kerika is work management for Lean, Agile and Distributed Teams.

Tablet support

We have added tablet support for iOS and Android devices, as you can see:

The tablet experience is like that of the desktop, not the phone.

For the phone app we had to redesign a lot of the user interface to accommodate the limited screen space, but with most tablets today there is enough screen resolution to support the more extensive desktop experience.

Easier to preview documents on mobile devices

We have made it easy for you to preview documents that are attached to cards or whiteboards, regardless of how you sign up for Kerika.

Screenshot showing a preview of an attached document on an iPhone
Previewing docs on an iPhone

You could have signed up using a Google ID, a Box ID, or just your email: it doesn’t matter how you signed up, nor how other members of your team signed up.

Previewing documents just became really easy.

A recent update to our mobile App

When you click on a link to a Kerika board or card in an email, that link will now automatically open in the Kerika Mobile App instead of opening in a browser tab.

This makes it a lot easier to respond to emails sent when your team members do chat on boards that concerns you: you can either do a quick reply as email itself, or, if you need more context, click on the link to open the card inside the Kerika app and see all it’s details before deciding upon your reply.

Back up to speed (after Covid-19)

Our development team is based in India, and starting about 4 weeks ago we started getting hit hard by Covid-19.  Eventually everyone in our India team was affected one way or another, either by falling sick themselves or having a spouse or child fall sick.

Thankfully that’s over now.  We are back up to speed.

An update to our Terms of Use

We had always treated our customers data as confidential, and have never shared that with anyone else.  At the suggestion of one of our users, we have updated our Terms of Use to make this a written commitment.

We have added Section VI to our Terms of Use:

“Confidential Information” means information identified by you as confidential at the time of disclosure or that a reasonable person would consider confidential due to its nature and any confidential, proprietary, or privileged information disclosed while creating or modifying the Kerika boards.

Kerika shall preserve the confidentiality of your Confidential Information and treat such Confidential Information with at least the same degree of care that Kerika uses to protect its own Confidential Information, but not less than a reasonable standard of care.

Kerika will use your Confidential Information only to exercise its rights and perform obligations under these Terms. Confidential Information will be disclosed only to those employees of Kerika with a need to know such information in connection with Kerika’s use of the Confidential Information in accordance with these Terms.

Kerika shall not be liable to you for the release of Confidential Information if such information is divulged pursuant to any legal proceeding or otherwise required by law, provided that, to the extent legally permissible, Kerika will notify you promptly of such required disclosure. Kerika agrees to promptly notify you of any unauthorized access to or disclosure of the Confidential Information.”

Actions buttons added to cards in mobile app

We have added action buttons for the two most common actions that users perform with cards, especially when they are viewing them using one of the mobile views: Move to Done and Move to Trash:

Screenshot of mobile app showing buttons

We have also added Done and Trash to the set of Status Values you can assign a card when viewing it’s details, on desktop and mobile:

Screenshot of card details on desktop

Screenshot of card details on mobile

Our mobile apps improve every 2 weeks, whether you notice it or not.

Because of the way we developed our mobile apps for Android and iOS, it’s possible for us to make back-end and front-end improvements without necessarily requiring you to update the app that you have already installed.

A lot of these improvements are bug fixes and performance increases, and they have been going out steadily since the official launch of our apps.  So don’t be surprised if it seems the Kerika mobile app doesn’t ever need to be updated; it’s possible for us to improve Kerika without requiring to download anything.

Enjoy the app.