PomoDone App – Timer for your Task List and ToDo - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

My career as a developer started 22 years ago when I created my first website for a band I used to be friends with. It was Geocities based website. I am a professional web developer since the year 2000 with more than a hundred launched projects worldwide.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

PomoDone App is more than just a mobile app, it's an ecosystem of 3 desktop apps (Windows, Mac, and Linux), Web app, 2 mobile apps, and Chrome extension. The most challenging aspect was to make all those apps work together, synchronized in a way to make the synergy blooming. And there is plenty of work to get it done, to improve and to deliver better user experience.

Alex Mauzon is a web-developer/analyst since 1997, launched and supported 100+ projects worldwide, including local and distributed teams management, R&D, on-line campaigns and consulting. Consulting: • Current stage analysis: tech, traffic, conversion, SE requirements • UX/UI analysis and conversion optimization, User Acquisition Optimization • Pre-launch and post-launch strategy analysis • Stats and analytical systems (GA, GWT, GTM, HotJar, GPI) integration and fine-tuning Production: • Teams & Experts (Freelancers) Management; • Online marketing campaigns implementation, technical support, and analysis

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

Most of my favorite apps are/were killed after the acquisition. Sunrise Calendar, Mailbox (acquired by Dropbox) and Astro mail app (acquired by Slack), Wunderlist, etc. I can't imagine my life without Spotify and its awesome music recommendations, Spotted by Locals app as my favorite source of must-have locations guide while I travel, Doodle to arrange my meetings, Trpit to keep my trip information, Trafi for Vilnius commute issues, and Revolut as my main wallet.

How long have you been working on this app?

PomoDone App as an idea, prototype and ecosystem is 5 years old. We started with a simple web app, added desktop app and chrome extension (as long as we consider desktop use case the more important one), so mobile apps the youngest ones, 1.5 years since the alpha versions were released.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

When I was trying to use Pomodoro technique, I realized, that all of the Pomodoro timers on the market are either simple stupid (a timer, break, and as the best-case scenario how many pomodori you're able to do per day/week month) or have an inner simple task management system. What should I use if I don't like standard time tracking and have plenty of tasks already assigned to me by my clients, teammates and myself using Trello, Asana, Basecamp? Copy'n'paste the tasks? Copy'n'paste my time log info back to the timesheets? Manually start Slack DND mode, website blocking extensions? Why can't we marry those systems into one? Join Trello + Asana + Todoist as a task source, apply the Pomodoro technique, track my time into a relevant and transparent log and eliminate the distraction. This is how PomoDone App was born.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

We help you focus mindfully. Our competitors offer you use an automated time tracking system which will monitor your keyboard or mouse, or stress-inducing count-up time tracking system. PomoDone App offers you separate task management and enjoy your favorite tool(s) for it (Asana, Trello, Basecamp, JIRA, Nozbe, Teamwork Projects, ClickUp) to plan, assign, prioritize, etc, and then mindfully start PomoDone App timer when you're ready to focus. You can start small (5 minutes) or you can use your personal focus session for 50 minutes or even 2 hours. It's up to you. PomoDone app will take care of the rest: sync back your timesheet (if it's possible), let your team see what you're focusing on (via slack channel), turn on and off your Slack Do Not Disturb mode depending on your timer status, block websites you consider as distracting (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube), and will save your activity. You can also receive email reports daily, weekly and monthly with or without CSV attached.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

Multiple integrations, Team Features, Smart Watch Integration; Voice commands, Data-based insights, and recommendations, Brand new versions of desktop apps based on cloud timer.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

Use the app, support the app and share the app. We love discussing new features, custom use cases, and custom development.

PomoDone App – Timer for your Task List and ToDo

About App: Productivity Countdown timer to apply a timeboxing methodology for your Todoist™, Trello™, Wunderlist™, Asana™, Evernote™, Slack, Microsoft™ To-Do and Microsoft™ Outlook Tasks, Google Calendar etc.
Create PomoDoneApp account, connect your existing tool, sync your tasks, focus and get the work done. PomoDoneApp enhances your task management system with timeboxing methodology (including Pomodoro technique™ and many others) to boost your efficiency.
Key features:
• Sync your tasks from your Task Management systems or create tasks within the app
• Customize to maximize productivity the length of your Timer and break
• Start, pause, or stop the timer
• Switch between tasks within one-timer
• Complete the task - with sync back to your task management system!
• Favorite your task from different sources

Categories: Productivity

Date: December 18, 2019

Developer: Alex Mauzon

About developer: Alex Mauzon is a web-developer/analyst since 1997, launched and supported 10 ... Read more

Website: https://pomodoneapp.com/

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