It's been a busy but great week so far. We spent about 1.5 weeks building a beta product and received $2000 in seed funding.
What is Timely?
At Timely, we believe that time management is broken.
- When we think about time management, it means inputting events in the future and then trying to budget our time based on how long we think our tasks will take. But this is crazy! Why are we budgeting our most valuable asset based on guessed estimations? It'd be unwise to budget our money that way.
- There's no easy way to look back and evaluate how you've spent your time. You could open your calendar, but you'd really only see fixed events. There are some applications like RescueTime (which is a great solution for tracking time on your computer) to other automatic time-tracking applications. But many applications we've used are pretty disconnected from our lives. We're changing that.
We're incredibly excited about Timely, not only because it's an idea that solves our own problems, but because it's also an interesting programming challenge. It seems to me that smartphones are still in their nascency -- location-tracking and memory capabilities are limited and have a long way to go. In fact, Paul Graham notes that getting to the edge of smartphone programming could take a year.