- 04-04-2009, 09:48 AM #26
I must say that the product looks promising, but I have enough technical fights to pick and need the core function of the phone and Verizon tethering to be rock solid so that will limit the risks and time I take with some apps.
The lack of Storm compatibility with apps is frustrating. OTOH I am at a point where I really like the large screen and can type fast with SureType so I'm not sure I want to return my Storm either.
Thanks for the update.
- 04-04-2009, 09:55 AM #27
- 04-04-2009, 10:01 AM #28
- 04-04-2009, 07:00 PM #30DataViz publishes Documents To Go. Thus, wondering about your saying sheets to go. My phone has a read only version of that software.
- 04-18-2009, 11:14 AM #31
Billablegoal Demo location
Hey guys I'm actually a developer that worked on BillableGoal. I played around with it in the Storm simulator last night and was pretty impressed. I wanted to let you guys know that a demo is available on my website which has the same name as my application followed by a com (sorry I can't post links yet so you'll have type instead of copy).
After reading the board the big thing it seems to be missing is an odometer tracker? can you guys take a look and give me your feedback? Do you see anything else that would really help you out.
- CrackBerry User
04-27-2009, 01:38 PM #33
- 21 Posts
Time tracker specs
I pre-enter a list of my clients (but can add on the fly)
I select client from drop-down, and can then choose from another drop-down Site Visit, Phone Call, Email, Remote Support.
I can then enter a time (use drop-down to select) or hit a Start button (be nice if there was another drop-down to add 5,10,20,25,30 mins for if I forget to start the timer when I arrive)
The timer runs until I hit Stop, and whilst it's running or afterward I can enter a description and parking fee, then hit Save. Obviously, it records start date & time & duration with the record.
I should be able to edit entries, and email myself a text file with them (maybe auto email at midnight?) then purge all entries.
Additionally, it'd be great if it could import a text file for the client list, but that's certainly not a requirement.
I use a BB Storm, so big buttons would be a plus!
For me this app would pay for itself with the first few phone calls I remember to bill. I'd also be happy to give some testing time.
If you want to get REALLY fancy, link it with the GPS so it knows which client site I'm at and how long I'm there
- CrackBerry Newbie
05-04-2009, 03:55 AM #34
- 5 Posts
I have to apologize for my absence since my last post. I have had alot of things suddenly change around me, almost all for the better. Most recently a promotion so I am very happy about that. I am going to redirect some of my time back to this project and hopefully have something worthy of testing in the next few weeks
- CrackBerry Newbie
05-05-2009, 12:38 PM #35
- 2 Posts
Did you take a look at timr.com? There is a web part and a native blackberry client. Start/stop button and position tracking is included. I registered as a beta user just a few days ago so I don't used it very much during weekend. But I think this could be the piece of software I was looking for.
- CrackBerry User
05-05-2009, 03:22 PM #36
- 50 Posts
I would like to see this too. Here is what I would find useful.
1. Simple In/Out punching from main screen (multiple punch times per day)
2. Automatically calculating total time per day, week, month, year
3. Be able to save and search
4. Display in a calendar format similar to (or integrate with BB calendar), day, week, month view.
I just need to keep track of my hours worked (I'm an hourly employee).
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-05-2009, 03:35 PM #37
- 139 Posts
- Never use 'em-keep sticking myself
When I had my (gasp) Treo I used a program from TealPoint software called Teal Tracker that I really liked the features of. Only for Palm and WinMo though, but I would love to see something along that line for BB. In the meantime I am useing BillableGoal and while fairly basic at this point it has nice integration with email/phone logging and the developer is working to improve on it and is very quick to respond!
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
- CrackBerry User
05-29-2009, 11:39 PM #39
- 53 Posts
One thing I will add to this....if you want to get serious about this you would make an export to Timeslips. As an IT consultant I use it as do MANY consultants. I also have a large base of lawyer clients that ALL have Blackberry's and they ALL use Timeslips. It is the premier time tracking software in the industry.
If you made the right app and had an export to Timeslips, you would really have a money maker. All the things theroothers have said here are great I agree...keep it simple, large buttons, think easy. The last thing you want to do while on the run from client to client is have to sit there and fiddle with too many details. Let me kow when its ready. I'd be the first customer and willing to pay more than a few dollars, like the rest of these crappy apps out there.
- 05-30-2009, 09:21 AM #40
I've told a few developers that I was very happy paying many times what they are charging for the Palm app I used for years because it had a desktop counter part and was fast, flexible and easy to use.
If you look at QuickBooks market share and if I think of how my customers have paid thousand of $ for QuickBooks add ons and related it would seem like smart business to have a QuickBooks hand held client to enter data.
Anyway I look forward to and sure hope these Blackberry apps come along.
- 07-15-2009, 07:04 AM #41
I agree on the QuickBooks idea. I have wasted so much time and money trying to find something that is simple and works. Most of the ones I have found seem to be geared towards very large companies. As a 1 man band, I don't need all those features or price. I just need a very simple way to capture time and send it to QuickBooks. I don't need projects management of any kind.
One thing I have not seen mentioned in any of the products I've tried is the client list. Why do I have to create a new list of clients? Why doesn't the program leach off of the address book in my Blackberry? Those are my clients, well yeah, not everyone in my addr book is a client but everyone that is a client is in my addr book! Why make me create new lists and waste memory on the device?
My desires are similar:
1. Client list be the addr book
2. List of rates to charge client (can do without)
4. Mileage would be nice but not required
5. Place to type a brief description of work performed
6. Tie into QuickBooks
- 07-15-2009, 09:53 AM #42
I'm finding some other small business owners who are not using a smart phone and just carrying a laptop for QuickBooks entry now that they are cheap and wireless is common. Two say something as good as what they used to use with Palm would have them with a Blackberry or iPhone in a moment. Thus, it remains a bit of a mystery that there are not more solutions or better solutions.
It has been a month+ since I looked so maybe I should search for better solutions again.
- 06-01-2010, 08:56 AM #43
timr for blackberry
I can't understand the problem with time tracking for blackberry. I've found the perfect mobile time tracking solution for me already 6 months ago. It's called timr, completely mobile, easy to use and you can find it on the AppWorld - just search for timr. you can also check it timr.com