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January 08, 2010

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Launch: mite.go, the app for iPhone / iPod Touch

Now that’s a headstart for 2010: two 3rd party developers, Daniel Rinser & Victor Saar, released an app to bring mite to the iPhone / iPhone touch! The native app named mite.go joins the official version for the iPhone browser. From today on, you might choose to use the faster and more feature-rich iPhone app.

mite.go – Time tracking on the iPhone

With mite.go, time entries can be added very easily. A timer is available as well; you’ll find it on the dedicated timer view. A smart icon right within the menu bar allows you to make sure at a glance if a timer is ticking. Furthermore, customers, projects and services can be managed with mite.go – a feature which is not available in the official browser-based iPhone version. The interface adapts graphical elements known from mite; it’s well-arranged and useable.

Time tracking on the iPhone: mite.go

You can find more screenshots, system requirements, the feature roadmap and support details on the site of mite.go. The app is $4.99 (3.99 €, 5.50 CHF), you can download it from the App Store. Please note that you’ll have to activate the mite.api, our open data interface, first: You’ll find this option by clicking on your user name in the upper right-hand corner within mite.

The developers are definitely looking forward to improving mite.go based on your feedback. So please take a minute and tell them how it’s working for you! You might even want to add a review on the App Store? Other users would benefit from your opinion, for sure. Thanks in advance to you, and of course to Daniel & Victor for developing this great app!


November 11, 2009

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Redmine2mite, a plugin to connect web-based project management with time tracking

Redmine2mite: bugtracking meets time tracking

Hear hear, Redmine users! Thanks to a plugin developed by Thomas Klein, time entries tracked on issues within Redmine can now be sent automatically to your mite.account.

Redmine projects might be bundled with mite.projects. For each project in Redmine, you might specify which mite.services should be selectable. Furthermore, dynamic comments are available: you can specify if information such as the title or the ID of a ticket should be added to the notes of your time entries.

Setup

Redmine2mite makes use of our open API. To setup the connection, you’ll have to activate the mite.api within your account first. You’ll find this option by clicking on your user name in the upper right-hand corner in mite. Please activate the corresponsing checkbox there, copy your API key and save your changes.

Having installed Redmine2mite successfully, you’ll find a new link in the upper right-hand corner within Redmine, labeled »mite«. There, you’ll have to specify your login credentials from mite (login & API key). Once your Redmine account is connected with mite, you might specify how projects should be bundled as well as which services should be available on a per project basis.

Download

Please head over to GitHub to get the latest version of Redmine2mite. Thomas Klein who developed the plugin published it under the free MIT license. Help yourself, grab it, fork it, improve it! And please don’t forget to get in touch with Thomas if you’re missing anything or simply want to give props.

About Redmine

Redmine is an open source, web-based project management and bug-tracking tool. It is written using Ruby on Rails and under active development. You’ll find an online demo here.


September 07, 2009

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Mantis and mite now cooperate! Introducing: Mantis2mite

Mantis2mite, a Mantis plugin letting you send your time entries directly to mite

Mantis2mite is a plugin for Mantis which I developed during my bachelor thesis also thanks to a lot of precious feedback from mite.users. It is licensed under the terms of the MIT License and hosted on GitHub.

Mantis is an open source bug tracking system based on PHP and under constant development. Mantis2mite connects your Mantis account with your mite.account. Track your time easily on issues within Mantis and get them automatically send to mite. Projects from Mantis can be bundled with mite.projects. Furthermore, you can specify which mite.services should be available in Mantis on a per-project basis. Users having a certain (configurable) role in Mantis may also view the time entries made by other users. This option is meant for project managers to easily get an overview on how much time was tracked on a problem.

There is one important precondition: Mantis >= 1.2.0., since this is the first version with a real plugin system. This was necessary to develop Mantis2mite.

You can find a zip archive containing all files on GitHub. Addidtionally there are installation instructions, a FAQ and a list of known issues in a README document. Make sure to check this out first, if you have any questions.

I’m looking forward to your feedback, especially in regard to the upcoming Trac-/Redmine plugin!

[Update, September 7th] After renaming a directory of the plugin, nothing worked as it should. I just discovered this issue and fixed it. Please download the fixed version on GitHub. Sorry for the trouble. I guess I couldn’t totally hide my green horn ;-)


July 21, 2009

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Open Source Issue Tracking Systems in desperate need of a mite.plugin?

[Update, 2nd August] Survey closed. Thanks for your input! The results are: Trac, Mantis and Redmine.

My name is Thomas Klein and I’m currently studying Computer Science & Media at the BHT Berlin (Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin). For my final exam, lasting for three months, I’m dealing with the connection of open source issue tracking systems and mite via plugins.

The term »issue tracking system« has many synonyms and covers therefore a wide variety of software. In my perception, an issue tracking system should at least support the processes

  1. Create a ticket and assign it to a person
  2. Edit the ticket and give feedback
  3. Mark the ticket as solved

Due to the limited time I will focus only on web-based open source issue tracking systems, having each:

  • a good documentation
  • an API
  • a repository of plugins for my reference
  • a programming language not to difficult to learn for me in the limited time

Now it’s up to you: Take part on this survey with only 3 questions to affect my implementation ranking of the remaining issue tracking systems. Additionally you can provide some feature requests for the mite.plugins. Based on the results and your recommendations I will implement a mite.plugin for the first 2-3 issue tracking systems.

Let’s get rolling!

If you have any questions or comments regarding my thesis or the survey feel free to contact me on Twitter or email me at .


June 15, 2009

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Say hello to mite.cmd, a simple command-line interface for mite

Developers, admins, passionate nerds: If you’re a real command-line lover, tracking your daily working hours will change a great deal from today on. Lukas Rieder, a freelancer based in Berlin, developed a command-line interface for mite: mite.cmd.

With mite.cmd, you may add time entries, control your timers and generate simple personal reports, right within the terminal, without ever moving your hands away from the keyboard.

mite.cmd, a simple command-line interface for the time tracking tool mite

What’s really great about mite.cmd is that it’s developed with the strengths, but also the weaknesses of the terminal in mind. Lukas didn’t only make the default input options available via this text-only interface. He thought deeply about how to save key strokes and therefore implemented additional syntaxes that are smart, simple and don’t require a lot of typing. Furthermore, mite.cmd comes with a handy autocomplete (and one of the most amusing launch posts I stumbled upon in a while).

On top of that, Lukas put the code of mite.cmd on GitHub, open for all interested developers to improve it. Thank you so much, Lukas! We like your hairstyle, too!


April 28, 2009

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Launch: DynaMite, the mite.client for Mac users

Mac user? We got something special for you: The first sleek Mac client for mite was released today. With DynaMite, you can control your timers directly from the menu bar of your operating system.

DynaMite - DynaMite, the sleek mite.client for Mac users

If you’re tracking your exact working hours throughout the day, the tool comes in pretty handy. Always keep an eye on running timers; start, stop or switch timers with a single click. Directly from your menu bar, featuring a native look & feel. It cannot get much more comfortable to track your times.

DynaMite was developed by Swiss MediaAtelier, using our open API. It is available in English as well as in German language. You will have to run Mac OS 10.4.10 (Tiger) or higher to experience it. Please activate the API for your mite.account if you want to give it a try: you will find the option by clicking on your user name in the upper right-hand corner.

A trial is available for free forever, which will restrict the running time of your timers. A single licence can be purchased within the external application. DynaMite is €10, support by MediaAtelier included.

Any feedback, suggestions and ideas should be directed to Stefan Fürst, the developer. Thank you so much, Stefan, for your great work!

Update 12/04/09: Tiger is not supported anymore. DynaMite runs on 10.5 (Leopard) or higher.


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