Saw really simple time tracker by @PaulFlaviusNechita. And it really inspired and gave me a great idea for a "time" management app rather than a "Project" management app.
If our time really is money then shouldn't we manage our time like we manage our money? any ways here is the quick concept I came up with.
The main idea is a project, a task, a week, and a day all have a budget of how much time you have to spend a day. The app gives you the tools to manage your time appropriately, make sure you aren't going over budget, and to easily see where you stand for the month hourly on all your projects.
The green and the red bars are your notification at a quick glance where your standing is on your task, or project.
about 1 year ago
Looks really nice Devan! The green stroke around the avatar pic - would that be some sort of progress bar/indicator or just a detail?
@Johan Rundberg thanks man.
Yah the idea would be that the green bar around the avatar would be a quick glance of your hourly progress for the month.
It's all just a concept I threw together quick so obviously some things need changing. Though the main principle is see as much as once, stay informed, but keep your attention on the current task your on.
Cool, cool. I usually find stroke progress bars around circles or rectangles works best in 'fast' moving progress like when playing a song f.ex. Otherwise the start of the month would only be a 2px wide green detail that might look out of place if you see what I mean. I think it would work well with a horizontal bar under the avatar or something. Just a thought :)
The thing to say for that is: I need this app so bad.
I was just a bit confused, all this tasks are related to the "Create Slides" and this "giving slides for full screen slides" is what the person would be doing right there? Or is Create Slide another one of the tasks?
@Johan Rundberg good call. I tried to steer away from circular avatars cause they are just super popular but this might be place where it actually makes sense.
@Morgana DAlmeida thanks for the comment. Sorry about the confusion. On that view particularly the focus is on a task of a certain project. So the pipe down is like this: A project has task(s). So in this view the task we are focused in on is the task labeled "Create Slides". A task also has time entries. So on this view you are seeing all the time entries for that task. Might be a little too organized, might be better if a task is a time entry? I'd have to really think on it.
Though I haven't designed any other view the further back up you go so let's say you were looking at your time sheets. Your hourly work for the week. Rather than seeing every "time entry" you see your project label with the number of tasks, and entries you worked on for that project. So you can have a 30,000 ft view, or you can expand and drill down and see all the details.
Though explaining it now in my head I think it probably needs to be simplified and solidify a business model haha :)
Oh, now I got this perfectly, even your doubt about being "too organized", what in my opinion is not. What happen is that If I have a project, let's say a brand identity, and one of my tasks is "reference research", I don't really need to divide time between anything that belongs to "reference research", but maybe "reference research" is a time entry of the task "logo design" ... so, the way your app is designed looks great, because the one who needs to come up with a tracking system that fits better is me (who ever is using). You give me the tools for it. I like you can have this time entries, specially for web projects. Was it too confusing? hehe... My english sucks :P
@Morgana DAlmeida nope you nailed it. The tricky part is to make it so the user could either use it to its full organizational power or to use it simply for tracking time quickly and pain free, that would be the real challenge.
Also hopefully all the data would be easy enough to digest at glance that a team leader can easily see if there employees are working too much or too little.
Oh! This user challenge is going to make it succeed. If I was not sleeping over the keyboard I would try to think a bit more and add something else to help you :) but I trust you're going in the right direction, surely! I am waiting news about this project ;)
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