New & Improved iPhone App Coming Soon

Filed Under: Track Time
April 17th, 2014 by kelsie

First it was our completely re-imagined and re-designed Android App and now the geeks at TSheets have focused their genius minds and energy on the new TSheets iPhone App, coming soon to your choice of Apple product in Summer 2014.

There are two major things that we focused on in the redesign. Functionality and user experience. We not only want the feature rich app to be the fastest, most accurate, and most user friendly mobile time tracker on the market but we also want it fun to use and easy on the eyes. Without letting the cat out of the bag, here are a few of the improvements you can expect to see:

  • Improved GPS and location tracking (translation: the GPS data collected is timely, useful, and accurate)
  • Complete overhaul on how the app syncs to your account (result: eliminate the need for manual syncs)
  • And it looks good. (We think anyway…)
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TSheets iPhone Time Tracking App

It’s still the TSheets iPhone Time Tracking App, only better.

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How a Construction Company Saved $2000 per Month with TSheets

Filed Under: News
April 16th, 2014 by Robin

Picture little leeks (aka scallions, alliaceous plants) rolling down the road. Their thin white bulb with little legs and their broad green leaves flapping in the wind.

Little do they know, they will soon be eliminated.


This story all took place while interviewing a customer for a case study. I somehow misunderstood their business model. Their business is called Leak Eliminators (i.e. dripping water), and yet I passionately asked how and why they do what they do – you know – “eliminate those little green and white scallions that everyone likes to eat??!?”

The customer patiently explained their true business model, and I almost folded: stick a fork in me, I was done.

But I carried on and pulled what was left of my self esteem up to at least my ankles, and proceeded with the interview. And I’m glad I did.

Turns out Leak Eliminators specializes in waste water construction and repair, are darn good at it, and are darn glad they found TSheets.

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Since using TSheets, they have saved 15-20 hours a week on time spent on payroll, and have averaged savings of $2,000 a month.

What if I had let that little misunderstanding about leeks crush the interview? Then construction companies like yours wouldn’t know how much time and money a good time tracker like TSheets could save them.

Read more about Leak Eliminators case study, and lesson learned: don’t let the little leeks in life get you down.

TSheets and the OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability

Filed Under: News
April 15th, 2014 by kelsie

On the evening of Monday, April 7, 2014, information was made public about the now infamous Heartbleed vulnerability in the OpenSSL library that encrypts much of the traffic on the Internet.

TSheets, like many other software companies, was affected. We quickly updated our servers and reissued our security certificates. In addition, we have investigated and confirmed that all third-party services we integrate with have been updated.

The nature of the vulnerability makes it nearly impossible to detect exploits, and because of that fact, we are recommending all TSheets users change their passwords.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (888) 836-2720 or email us.

Using OAuth 2.0 to Authenticate with REST-ful Web API’s

Filed Under: API
April 14th, 2014 by Jared

OAuth is quickly becoming the defacto standard for handling authentication between apps and websites. OAuth is an open framework that attempts to provide a standard way for developers to offer their services via an API without forcing their users to expose their passwords (and other credentials). Many large companies on the web (i.e. Google, Facebook, Twitter) are using OAuth to manage authentication with their API’s. Understanding how it works will help you as you are tasked with integrating your own web or mobile apps with other service providers on the web.

There are two flavors of OAuth, v1.0a and v2.0. While there’s a lot of debate about which is better, the trend seems to be that more and more providers are adopting v2.0 as their standard means of authentication. In this article, I’m going to focus on OAuth2.0; though it requires SSL, it’s easier to implement because you don’t have to worry about signing each and every request.

Before I take you through the OAuth2.0 authentication flow, let me give you a brief understanding of what OAuth is, exactly, and why it’s so cool. (more…)

It’s Construction Week at TSheets!

Filed Under: News
April 7th, 2014 by kelsie

Putting the right time tracking tools in contractors’ hands since ’06!

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We like to joke (that’s just how we roll) but after the laughter subsides, we realize that most construction companies face true challenges with a mobile and seasonal workforce and we’re serious about providing solutions. Which is why we’re hosting CONSTRUCTION WEEK.

All week long watch for tips and tricks for contractors and subs (and their bookkeepers) to manage their businesses better. Get the scoop on everything from expediting payroll to project reporting accuracy to managing bilingual crews. And, of course, TSheets’ Construction Week wouldn’t be complete without a giveaway.

Here’s the skinny:

WINNER, WINNER! Just in time for the salmon run (or camping with the fam or turkey season or…) we’re going to give one new TSheets customer a $500 gift card to Cabela’s! Sign up for a free trial this week and automatically be in the running for a random drawing to be announced on our Facebook Page and via email next week.

At the end of the day, we want you to have a similar success story to tell after you test drive the leading time card app for construction:

“To give you an idea of the time savings, I would spend on average 4 hours per week (processing and submitting) using my old time reporting software which required a lot of manual effort on my part. The first time I used TSheets to submit the time sheets for my 79 contractors using the customer report you set up for me, it took 15 minutes!!! That is a huge time savings per week, I got back 3 hours 45 minutes of my life back!” –Jay, Snap-On

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