We announced a few weeks ago that Lokad had evolved toward a simplified pay-as-you-go pricing. We have pushed today a significant upgrade of app.lokad.com, the web app that lets you manage your forecasting subscription.
Beside an (hopefully) improved look & feel, the web app now reports your current forecast consumption, expressed as the total number of forecasts that have been retrieved from Lokad. In particular, forecasts delivery are now reported in 15min increments.
In the back-office, we have also upgraded many aspects of our infrastructure as well to make it a better fit for Windows Azure.
In order to avoid data quality issues that tend to lower the overall accuracy (as a mild case of Garbage In, Garbage Out problem), data validation of our Forecasting API has been made a bit more strict, and this change could cause upload failure with old client apps.
In order to upgrade, just launch the client app, wait for about 5s, and click the Update button that should appear in the upper right corner. If no button appears, then you already have the latest version.