The launch of Intervals (web based task and time management) was picked up by postgreSQL.org.
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Santa Barbara Newspress – Filing Cabinet
June 13, 2006 8:03 AM
Local Web development company Pelago has launched a new Web-based service it dubbed Intervals, which continues the trend of “software as a service” moving applications off your computer and onto the Web (where other people worry about the technical stuff and update the programs more often than most of us would).
Designed to help freelancers and small businesses track tasks and time, “we originally developed it to make our own business more efficient,” writes project manager Michael Payne, “and got a lot of requests to turn it into a product, so we re-developed it.” Take a look at www.intervals101.com.
Pelago, by the way, has offices on East Montecito Street near Milpas and has been around since 2000.
Today we completed a successful three month beta program and launched Intervals. There is a definite need for easier Task and Time Tracking, especially for small businesses. Feedback from our beta testers has been great.
“I’ve needed this for so long. Intervals is quickly showing me where my time is going for good or bad.
Super easy to get up and running! I was tracking clients, projects, time and money in a matter of minutes.”
Garth Humbert, Principal, Carom Visual Communication
“Intervals is a very well thought out tool. We’ve used a number of task management and team organization packages and none have come close to providing the necessary functions for managing pro projects for high-end clients…and at such a reasonable price. Definitely a great value!”
Eric Barone, Sonik Newmedia
Download the Intervals Launch Press Release (PDF | 75kb)
The first 30 days are free so you can cancel if it’s not right. Prices starts at $20 per month.
Try Intervals today, set up takes a few minutes.
SAAS is gaining momentum in the marketplace, as is evidenced by the multitudes of products popping up on the web each day. This list of debunked myths reinforces the need for web-based software. This is the ideal time for launching our time and task management software, Intervals.
Now that we’ve launched Intervals into beta — and are only weeks away from going live — there is only one thing left to do; order fleece vests with our logo on them.
Tonight we open up the beta program for Intervals. If you are a dollar for hour service company or just need to know where your time is going, Intervals may be perfect for you. Intervals is web based task and time management. Although most would consider it a “Project Management” application we consider it an “unproject management” application. Most tools in the space are nightmares to use …so we shy away from calling it a “Project Management” tool.
We are actively recruiting folks interested in participating in our beta program. Intervals beta program participants get to use intervals free for 3 months, then 50% off for the next 9 months.
If you are a freelancer, small business, or department of a large business and are having a difficult time managing tasks and tracking time, intervals may be perfect for you.
1. Be Narrow
2. Be Different
3. Be Casual
4. Be Picky
5. Be User-Centric
6. Be Self-Centered
7. Be Greedy
8. Be Tiny
9. Be Agile
10. Be Balanced
Read the details here: http://evhead.com/2005/11/ten-rules-for-web-startups.asp
Our guiding principals for Intervals development are very agreeable with Evan Williams’ thoughts. We have been around for over 6 years, so we’re not a start-up, but our decision to develop a web-based product definitely makes part of our company a start-up. We see many companies, and especially small companies, trying to niche products in the market for the new type of consumer. We are optimistic that Intervals will fill a need for folks who need a no-nonsense time and task management system.
We’ll see how it goes in 2006 – Michael
We are actively developing Intervals; web based task & time management. We originally developed Intervals for our own company and we have had so much interest that we are redeveloping it and will offer it as a subscription based service.
If you are interested in following the project, please visit intervals101.com.
“The Build versus Buy Decision from Journyx
The build versus buy decision is often a hard one since software vendors routinely over-hype their products. Buying point products that are “best of breed” and simple enough to be piloted in your environment with your data is the only way to get past the hype. Buying suite products that attempt to automate everything imaginable, always entails a high upfront cost and a high risk of project failure. Some vendors have gotten this message and are starting to modularize their products.”
>> For our internal time tracking, we installed and tried a lot of third party applications and weren’t satisfied with any of them…so we built our own. It is time consuming building your own tools…if you can find a third party tool that’s affordable and does what you need it to do there usually is not a compelling reason to re-invent the wheel. – Michael