What a journey. Three years ago we got so frustrated with time tracking software that we decided to do something about it. Client work got in the way, Languages got in the way, Grades 3 got in the way. Finally after a lot of hard work we had a usable version of Hours… then iOS 7 came. Time to redesign. Iterate. Iterate. Iterate!
We have been using Hours for over a year now, in which time we have realized that we did not pick an easy problem to solve. Time tracking seems like a simple problem, and it would be, if we were all robots. Unfortunately, human factors such as forgetfulness and unknowing errors are a fact of life and those are the problems we decided to embrace.
In the past year we turned a good time tracker into what we think is a great one because we solved our own problem: we finally made a time tracker that we actually use (which is saying A LOT).
I couldn’t be more proud of the team — both the Tapity team and Five Pack Creative, who did most of the programming. The endless debates, the sleepless nights, the painstaking polish… it’s all about to finally start paying off, at least to some degree. But whatever happens on launch day and beyond, we have crafted something we all can be proud of, and that matters.
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