how to send notice to user to update time

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dalescott
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how to send notice to user to update time

Post by dalescott » Fri May 04, 2018 4:04 pm

First, I have just rolled out Time Tracker to a new project team, thanks @Nik and the entire community for making that possible! :D

One of the new team members asked if his phone could alert him every hour to ask a) whether to continue on the current project/task, or b) switch to a different project/task. (could be a bit more complicated in practice... ;-))

Has anyone thought of something like this? Is this even possible with current desktop and mobile browsers?

Nik
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Re: how to send notice to user to update time

Post by Nik » Sun May 06, 2018 9:58 pm

Current notifications work via email. Theoretically, one could extend this a bit to allow an email to be sent out if an unfinished record is dangling for a long time... But an app that talks to Time Tracker via some kind of API would work better.

Fazzino
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Re: how to send notice to user to update time

Post by Fazzino » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:32 am

Do you think that'll ever be implemented, Nik? An API would be awesome, honestly.

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Re: how to send notice to user to update time

Post by Nik » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:16 pm

Looks like we may have to re-design how notifications work.

Potential areas to improve:

- Have a separate category of notifications for the entire group of users, another one for each individual user if they wish to use them.
- Emailing a favorite report based on condition kind of works now, expand condition handling to include more situations. Let's call it type A.
- Type B. Not enough entries in a pre-defined interval (day, week, etc.) - based on condition, configurable email body to be sent to users as a reminder to enter the time. For example, to make sure hours are entered by end of work week for the entire week.
- Type C. Either close an uncompleted record or switch it to something else, if it is dangling unattended for 2 longs as when a user forgot about it. Configurable email body to sent out to such users.

Anything else I am missing?

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