A preview of OfficeTime's software displayed on an apple watchThe current version of time and expense-tracking business app OfficeTime has been dubbed ‘highly recommended‘, a ‘must have app’ and ‘close to perfection’ by its users.

Bath-based founder Stephen Dodd is now working alongside contractors all over the world to develop a version of the software for use with the Apple Watch, due for release on the same day as the new gadget.

OfficeTime allows users to track time spent on multiple projects efficiently, making expense tracking, invoicing and viewing detailed reports easier than ever.

“With the watch version,” Stephen said, “you’ll be able to tap your wrist, go into a meeting, tap it again and at the end of the week get reports on what you’ve been doing on your iPhone, Mac or PC. You can also check how you’ve spent your time at a glance on your wrist.”

“It’s been a challenge designing for something you’ve never touched… We’ve been printing paper mockups to see how the real thing would work”

 

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Stephen used to run a design agency based in Canada, where time tracking was very difficult and all the available software wasn’t up to scratch. “I took it upon myself to make something better,” Stephen said, “and that eventually became OfficeTime.”

“So far, it’s been a challenge designing for something you’ve never touched and that there are no UI guidelines for. We’ve been printing paper mockups to see how the real thing would work.”

Speaking about the tech community in Bath, Stephen said, “I’ve been pleasantly surprised. Coming from Brighton, it’s just as vibrant and even more friendly here.”

Josh Ryall