The Apple Watch’s greatest superpower

September 10th, 2014 Jeremy Jeremy

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I just wrote an article on Medium about what I think is the Apple Watch’s greatest superpower.

At the bottom of that post we revealed Hours for Apple Watch, iteration #2 (see above). Check it out and let me know what you think.

Hours + Watch

September 9th, 2014 Jeremy Jeremy

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Ever since we heard rumors about the iWatch, we knew it would be a game-changer for Hours.

To track time consistently, you need to be able to start, stop, and switch timers extremely quickly.

The original app does it’s best. One tap to start a timer, another tap to stop or switch.

Our iOS 8 widget is going to make it so that these actions are just a swipe away, even from the home screen.

The Watch takes this to a whole new level. It means you can switch timers without even taking your phone out of your pocket. Just glance at your wrist and tap. Boom.

We absolutely cannot wait to start time tracking on the Watch and you can bet Hours will be available for Watch on day one.

Update: here is iteration #2. What do you think? (Tweet me!)

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Welcome Ben to Tapity!

September 5th, 2014 Jeremy Jeremy

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Wow, things are really hopping here at Tapity. Today we are excited to introduce our second full-time employee, the one and only Ben Samelak!

Ben has always loved design, which is why he graduated from Architecture school at UNC Charlotte. As fate would have it, Ben became a roommate to our other full-time employee, the “prominent designer” Christian Billings. It was Christian who introduced Ben to me, and helped convince him that maybe his love for design could be better used outside the architecture field. Ben decided to test the waters by interning with Tapity. Tired of the never ending limitations of building design, Ben was thrilled to discover a new level of creative freedom here at Tapity.

At Tapity, we love fast learners. In a period of six months Ben as managed to learn how to design and develop websites and help design apps. Now he is learning iOS development and is about to submit his first app. We already depend on him for many projects. We really appreciate his architecture school background, which gave him a great grounding in design thinking. We also love his curiosity in learning about every part of the design process from visual design to interaction problem solving.

Most importantly, Ben is a great friend. We are so happy to welcome him to our Tapity family.

Check out Ryktr, the latest app Ben was instrumental in designing for a client.

Ryktr

We have a few things we want to do before we make a huge buzz about Ryktr but the public beta hit the App Store today so if you love football, give Ryktr a spin on tonight’s games!

Announcing App Making Video Course

July 25th, 2014 Jeremy Jeremy

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Making great apps is hard. Making successful apps is even harder. But the opportunity is vast. In how many other industries can a small one or two man team compete with the biggest brands in the world and win?

I am convinced that if we learn from each other, we can not only survive but thrive.

That is why I’m excited to announce something completely new: App Making, the art and business of crafting successful apps. It is a video course taught by myself and nine other top app makers.

We teach ideation, design, and app marketing through video instruction, interviews, exercises, tutorials, and resources. It’s all the stuff I wish I knew getting started. There is also a built in community so you can ask questions and get answers from me and the others taking the course.

Sign up to the Tapity mailing list for a discount when the course comes out:


App Workshop from Tapity on Vimeo.

Paid off

July 23rd, 2014 Jeremy Jeremy

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Just wow. The response to Hours blew past all our expectations. Since Hours has experienced some measure of success, I felt like I owed the community an article detailing how we got there.

Check out the post on Medium →

I also just wanted to highlight some of the awesome reviews coming out for Hours.

Press-Logos

Forbes: “a perfect little app that is incredibly useful—and a pleasure to use”

9to5Mac: “The world’s easiest way of tracking your time.”

Cult of Mac: “an incredibly well designed, thoughtful time tracking tool for the iPhone”

App Advice: “Hours is beautiful, simple, and powerful. I’m absolutely in love with this stunning app.”

Of course the most rewarding feedback comes from the App Store reviews. After so much hard work, it feels wonderful to hear that Hours is already benefiting our users:

Time tracking is now fun: The most beautiful, easy to use, and helpful time tracking app I have ever used. Worth the money.”

The Perfect Time-tracker: Easy to use with just the tools you need and with all the info you need clearly visible without having to search clicking button after button.”

Powerfully Simple: Does it’s job well and intuitively, without clutter. Excellent app!”

Thoughtfully Designed: Tapity seemingly heard all of my gripes with other time-tracking apps, and elegantly made a tool that avoids the mistakes of others.”

And let me leave you with this Fox Business interview. Gotta love the questions.