Provide an option in each Date field type to display the Timezone. This option should display the date and time in a format that is identical in the Web version and in the mobile app. Also, there should be an option to display various Timezone notations (e.g., "PDT", "America/Los_Angeles", "GMT+0700", in UTC only-no Timezone, or in other notations).
Right now, on the computer (Web version), the user must hover over the "i" and click it (or go to settings), which makes it intrusive to get what everyone needs in a global or national company. And on the mobile app, the only way a user can know the Timezone is to go to their Operating System's settings (at least that's what it appears to me that the times are based on).
Having it available all the time is a reminder to workers that they need to pay attention to the Timezone when they are talking with someone in another Timezone. Also, when they move from location to location, it will remind them that they need to update their Timezone setting in Account Settings (which is another issue - see below).
Also, ideally, the web version and the app version should operate identically for Timezones. Right now, the Web user sets their Timezone in Podio, whereas the mobile app user sets the Timezone in the device's settings (so it appears).
So, this recommendation has four parts:
- Provide option to display Timezone in a Date field type.
- Manage the Timezone setting identically in the Web version and the mobile app (ideally by the device operating system settings - or even the option to select which one).
- Display Timezone the same in the Web version as it is in the mobile app.
- Provide the option to display various formats of the Timezone in the Date field type.
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