Looking for your your mite browser tab? There’s a better way. If you communicate via Twitter all day long anyway, why not track your time directly there? 140 characters are more than enough for a direct message to @mite packed with all the information on your latest time entry:
Log in to your mite account and click on your user name in the upper right-hand corner first. Then fill in your Twitter username. Save all changes. After a couple of minutes, our bot @mite will start following you on Twitter. That’s it – you can start tracking your time now.
How to track time via Twitter
Send @mite your time entry via direct message. Your direct message won’t show up in the public timeline. Please follow this syntax:
[hours] #p [project] #s [service] #d [date] [note]
Entering your hours is required, all other information is optional. You don’t even have to type your data in a specific order.
Enter your hours in whichever way suits you best: 1 hour 30 minutes can be typed in as “1:30”, “1.5” or “1,5”. Furthermore, you don’t have to type all the long names of projects and services: just message the first three or four characters – if your names aren’t too generic, @mite will get it.
2:30 #p "Saving the lady beetles" #s "Research & Analysis"
Adds a new time entry with 2:30 hours to the project “Saving the lady beetles” with the service “Research & Analysis”.
start #p beetles #s Research Kick off
Adds a new time entry with a running timer to the project “Saving the lady beetles” with the service “Research & Analysis” and the note “Kick off”.
Stops the running timer. You don’t have to add any further arguments – there can only be one single timer running.
1.75 Reminder #p Maintainer #s "Administration & Finances"
Adds a new time entry with 1.75 hours to the project “Maintainer” with the service “Administration & Finances” and the note “Reminder”. Pay attention to the enclosing double quotes please: as soon as your project, service or date contains one or more spaces, you will have to use them. Otherwise, only the first word will be interpreted; the rest will be treated as a note.
8:00 #p Saving #s Research #d Yesterday
Adds a new time entry with yesterday’s date and 8:00 hours to the project “Saving the lady beetles” with the service “Research & Analysis”. Weekdays (e.g. “Tuesday”) will be interpreted as well.
8:00 #p Saving #s Research #d 31/12/2011 Kick off
Adds a new time entry on New Year’s Eve 2011 with 8:00 hours to the project “Saving the lady beetles” with the service “Research & Analysis” and the note “Kick off”.
Please don’t get suspicious if your time entry doesn’t show up in mite immediately. This process can take up to two minutes due to the restricted Twitter API.