Attendance Countdown

About Attendance Countdown

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Attendance Countdown is an iPhone/iPod touch web app to keep track of your arrival and working time on a given day.

Instructions

You set the arrival time by either tapping on the current time or specifying it manually. After that you set the working time for today. You can toggle between the 24h and 12h (a.m./p.m.) mode by tapping “Now” or the quitting time.

A countdown informs you of the time you have to stay at work. If you prefer to see the elapsed time since your arrival instead, tap on the left time to switch.

You can activate the useful break mode if you prefer to add your break time to the calculation. Attendance Countdown also supports a second break for those days you have to stay longer at work and are entitled to take a second break.

It is also possible to easily e-mail the current times to yourself or your boss for accounting, etc. and even customize the mail template.

All information is stored in cookies on your device so you can close Attendance Countdown safely at any time.

Attendance Countdown screenshot

Using Attendance Countdown

To use Attendance Countdown point your mobile Safari to:
http://attend.cinnamonthoughts.org/

Fullscreen Mode

To view this Web app in fullscreen mode, just add a link to your iPhone/iPod touch home screen (+ button in Mobile Safari). Please add a new link if you already have Attendance Countdown on your home screen. Launched via your home screen link, Attendance Countdown almost looks like a native app.

24 Responses to “Attendance Countdown”

  1. trevor meeks says:

    great app! As a wedding photographer i’m really excited to be able to use this to track my jobs now!

  2. Alex says:

    Hi.. I think this would be an even better app if you could make it work without having to put anything in the Working Hours field. This way it is keeping track of when you started but you can then hit the quitting time to basically tell it you’re done. The final result would be that the app is letting you know how many hours:minutes you were working.

  3. (post author) Daniel Gattermann says:

    Hi Alex!

    Thanks for the suggestion. One of my next web apps will very likely be a tool to keep track of the hours spent on a project.

    Till then you can just enter 00:00 (or three zeros for short) in the Working Hours field and switch the display to elapsed time. When you’re done, remember the time you’ve worked in the Working Hours field.

    As I’ve said: an app to do this more elegantly is on its way. I can’t promise a release date though.

  4. pat says:

    I think project time tracking would be great also. Would making a donation speed up this add on?

  5. (post author) Daniel Gattermann says:

    Nice try, pat :-)
    I can’t estimate a release date for such a time tracking web app at the moment. If you have any ideas how it should behave, just email me. I’m still in the planning phase and collect ideas.
    When it is released and you like it you can make a donation to thank me.

  6. Carlton says:

    Does this application automatically assume a 1 hour lunch? For example, if I work from 8am to 5pm and forgoe lunch then that would be 9 hours of work but your calculator would display 8 hours.

  7. (post author) Daniel Gattermann says:

    No lunch time is automatically added as there are differences (I’ve got a 30 min. break). Please add this time to your working hours in advance.

  8. Ph99Ph says:

    Good work! I have no problems!

  9. Andrew says:

    Daniel,

    As an entrepreneur, this tool could kick some serious but if it could be used to track how many hours I’m ‘actually’ working. Therefore, being able to start and stop the timer if I’m fidling around and not working on my top priorities. We teach Focus – http://www.thepoweroffocus.ca and this type of tool is needed to keep people focused on their top priorities. :) Let me know if you add this function

  10. maha says:

    I agree a Andrew- this is a nice clean app for most but as a freelancer I dream of the simple way of clocking in and out multiple times in a day! If you have any plans or know of such a tool do let us know. Tx

  11. Freelancer says:

    this is great although I don’t always have internet access. And it would be great to be able to use offline. This is an iPod so Internet is not always availAable in places I take photos or paint at.also would be nice to be able to store info so that I could always up back and see how long each project took me to complete

  12. bjorndesignbuild says:

    It might also be nice to have the ability to track multiple users, such as employees or others working on various schedules or projects.

  13. Luis says:

    Hi, Great!!

    Where can I download this app?.

  14. (post author) Daniel Gattermann says:

    Luis, it’s a web app. To use it, just click the screenshot or the link below it.

  15. Todd Adams, Sr. says:

    As a business owner/contractor, it would really help if there was a way to put several employees on there and then tally them at the end of the day and/or week. You have given us another great use for our iPhones! I will look forward to an update soon! Stay in it!

  16. Mike says:

    Adding a lunch field to extend the leaving time would finish this off nocely for me :)

  17. (post author) Daniel Gattermann says:

    Mike, I’m considering it.
    I’ve added an optional “break” field. This manual page doesn’t reflect the update yet but will be changed, too.

  18. Steve says:

    I am on-call for my entire work day, therefore, I need to be able to track multiple start/stop times throughout the day. I have no set number of hours worked in a given day or even the week. Is it possible to have the app just store these multiple times in a calendar day, allow me to email the information to myself and then reset for the next calendar day?

    If it is possible to do this as the app stands, I’m not seeing it.

  19. (post author) Daniel Gattermann says:

    Currently this isn’t possible using Attendance Countdown. You should be able to find an app on the app store though.

  20. Dion Kant says:

    This is a great web app, there’s just one thing……please, please, please consider developing it as an app that can be simply downloaded on my iPhone. I will gladly buy it. There are some apps on the App store but I think your idea is the best by far. Please, consider developing it. Thanks.

  21. (post author) Daniel Gattermann says:

    Dion, I wish I had the time to do this. Should I ever have the time to develop native apps I’ll definitely consider Attendance Countdown first.

  22. Jeremy says:

    PLEASE PLEASE develop this! Nothing like this on the app store yet, am dying for someone to make this.. Exactly what I had in mind.

  23. Lisa says:

    Daniel,

    Is the updated version of the application out yet? I’m quite interested, particularly if you’ve added the capability to keep track of hours:minutes at work.
    Speaking as a person who knows the difficulties of staying focused and productive working from home at my own business, I think this could be very useful.
    I’d be able to track the exact number of hours and minutes I put in, especially if I could simply stop the clock from running if I left for a break, telephone call, etc.
    If the app were to have those capabilities I think you’d have a real winner on your hands!

  24. (post author) Daniel M. Gattermann says:

    Lisa, at the moment I don’t have plans for any updates to the web app.

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