Hours Time Tracking

Since its inception, Five Pack Creative has been involved with the creation of the award-winning Hours Time Tracking app; and what a journey it’s been. Originally a joint venture, Hours has garnered praise from publications such as Forbes, TechCrunch, 9to5Mac, and others, it’s been featured by Apple on several occasions, and has earned hundreds of 5-star App Store reviews.

Hours iPhone App

On July 17, 2014, Hours debuted as a beautifully simplistic iPhone app that allowed users to track their time retroactively via a unique timeline or in real-time by simply tapping a button to start a timer and tapping again to stop it. The app was an immediate success thanks to an efficient UX, beautiful UI, and high-quality engineering. Speaking of engineering, time is not an easy thing to master – but we did it!

One of our longest-engaged clients, American Airlines is incredibly forward-thinking when it comes to cutting-edge technology. A consistent early-adopter, American Airlines has always insisted on utilizing Apple’s latest features and devices. So much so, they’ve even been featured on stage at WWDC, Apple’s yearly developer conference, for being one of the first to develop a robust app for the Apple Watch.

Hours Time Tracking Watch App
Hours Time Tracking Watch App

Working closely with the team at American Airlines, Five Pack Creative constructed a gorgeous, cutting-edge app for the iPad. The new app had a layout and navigation designed specifically for the iPad user. Since then, American Airlines and Five Pack Creative have constructed a flexible interface so both devices have the same experience, but the layout fits beautifully with each device. They have also helped craft the Android experience and continue to help manage American’s iOS apps.

Jerry Beers App Developer

Working with such a tech-forward company has been a wild ride. Beers says with a laugh, “It keeps us on our toes. We’re always pushing at the very edge of technology – working and reworking, creating and reacting to new mobile capabilities. It’s exciting.”

American Airlines has been with the Five Pack Creative family for a long time. Before FPC grew into the team it is today, Beers was an on-site independent contractor working to develop apps when apps were fairly new. Through his time at American Airlines, and his experience with other contracting positions, it became apparent to him that it was difficult for big companies to find experienced mobile talent since the field was so young. Beers expands, “I saw a pattern where companies needed to quickly develop something for mobile, and each was trying to build their own team to accomplish it. I knew I could solve this problem for them, and built Five Pack Creative into a team of expert developers, designers, QA analysts, and project managers that I could bring with me to each project.” American Airlines has since become Five Pack Creative’s largest client to date.

After its inception, and by way of “augmented engineering” a.k.a. staff augmentation, Five Pack Creative has enjoyed helping American Airlines stay ahead of the curve by helping rewrite their iPad app, assisting with the early adoption of Passbook and 3D Touch – and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Having clients like AA, who recognize the fast-paced, ever-changing world of software, not only keeps us constantly aware of the latest and greatest world-changing technologies but also ensures that we know how to use them.

Hours Time Tracking Web App

TO THIS DAY, WE CONTINUE WORKING WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES TO HELP THEM REMAIN A LEADER IN TECHNOLOGY. WE ARE EXCITED TO BE PART OF SUCH AN AMAZING TEAM AND WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT COMES NEXT!

Contact Us