Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
ZEIº - the most simple time tracking solution project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

ZEI is a beautiful 8-sided device that makes time tracking instant and fun. Accurately track your activities with a simple flip.

ZEI is a beautiful 8-sided device that makes time tracking instant and fun. Accurately track your activities with a simple flip. Read more
1,486
backers
$160,409
pledged of $84,298 goal
 
 
Converted from €142,716 pledged of €75,000 goal

This project will be funded on .

Timeular
Project by

Timeular

First created  |  10 backed

Full bio Contact

About this project

We're 4 productivity and efficiency geeks who don't like to waste time. Filling in time sheets feels like one of those unsatisfying, time-consuming tasks. That's why we put our heads together and came up with ZEIº - a unique time-tracking device which makes this annoying task simpler than ever before so that you have more time for the things you love. And the best thing besides having a long battery lifetime is that with integrations for Toggl, Harvest, Basecamp and more, you may continue to use your current time-tracking solution seamlessly.

 

 

ZEIº is a polygon device with a wireless connection to the computer. Through our software, users can assign a project to each face of the device and immediately start tracking time on a project just by placing the polygon to the corresponding project face up and stop the time by changing to another face or turning the device off.

Given this, users can control time tracking within seconds and can therefore add entries immediately without losing focus while opening and interacting with applications.

We provide apps for macOS, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android. They make it really easy to assign and reassign different clients or projects to each side of your ZEIº. 

Forgot to stop tracking as you left your workplace? Don't worry, you can use the mobile apps to stop and also edit tasks on the go.  

Our free version has everything you need, including nice reports. 

Do you need an integration to an existing solution as well? Then our pro version is the one for you. The pro version also features a weekly productivity report to help you become more productive. But we won't stop here! We have a lot of useful features within our schedule that we will add along the way.

 

    

    

 

 

 

                

              

                  

  

  


You don't have to take our word. Instead, have a look at what our beta users or the press say.

 

  

      

     

               

 

Because we know that it's uncomfortable to change to a new solution we want to make ZEIº fit seamlessly into your current daily workflow. Therefore we're integrating ZEIº into all those awesome time-tracking and To-Do management solutions out there to make your life easier.

Track your time effortlessly with ZEIº and automatically synchronize all your projects, tasks and time entries with one of the integrations below. So you don't lose time with data migration and all that boring stuff.

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

                      

                   

Our focus is to make time tracking as easy as possible. That's why we keep the software as simple as possible. Our free version of the app includes everything you see in this section and more.

This is not the final version of the app - it's just what the beta software looks like. We're currently improving them based on the feedback that we got from the beta users. Feel free to share your ideas and feedback with us!  

 

            

Again, this is not the final version of the apps, as we're currently improving them based on the feedback that we got from the beta users. Feel free to share your ideas and feedback with us!

          

             

          

 

  

 

 

     

The status LED on the on/off button shows you when ZEI° is connected to a device and the actual state of the battery.

      

             

            

              

                    

 

 

 

All you need to get started is the device, with a pen, a set of stickers and the apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Linux. As simple as that, this package will help you to save a lot of time and money. 

 

 

 

 

We want to embrace the maker in you and give you everything you need to create your own unique ZEIº. Do you want another shape? Color? Material? We got you covered. You will get from us the electronics, tools and 3D print files (but you can create your own as well) and all you need to do then, is to create a housing, assemble your ZEIº, calibrate the software and be proud.

               

                    

 

                        

We are 4 guys who believe that today we are all wasting too much time and that technology can help us to change that. We at Timeular want to create solutions for valuing our time more. 

Thomas (the first guy on the left) is the ultimate maker. You just have to give him something to develop to make him happy. Manuel B. is our non-coffee-drinking Italian, who likes the challenge no matter if outdoors or in business. Christian is our outstanding industrial designer who loves to create, no matter the task, he will crush it. And the last guy on the right Manuel Z. is the software guru. He loves to code, test earphones and discover music at the same time.

      

THE DEVELOPMENT

We have all worked for many years and felt the pain of time tracking more than once and in June 2015 we decided to start this journey together and bring this to an end. The very first prototype was crap but good enough to talk to as many people as possible and gather their feedback.

We've collected a lot of feedback and built many more prototypes till we found the perfect combination of features for the first version of ZEIº.

                        


ZEIº AROUND THE WORLD

And we traveled the world and pitched in many places to test different markets and spread the word about ZEIº.

In April 2016 we spent two months at the EnchantVC Accelerator in Singapore together with amazing mentors and 15 startups from all over the world. It was a pretty intensive time but we learned a lot and finally, we visited the Hardware Silicon Valley Shenzhen.

Visiting different manufacturers in Shenzhen
Visiting different manufacturers in Shenzhen

 

EnchantVC Batch 1
EnchantVC Batch 1

 

BETA

And in May 2016 we decided to do something unusual. Many supporters asked us for a test-device but at that time we had no money to produce enough prototypes. So we decided to ask our supporters if there are 50 people willing to join a paid beta program, where they get a test device and other special stuff. The response was unbelievable. 

Within 10 minutes we've found 50 supporters and at the end of the day over 450 supporters wanted to join. This was an incredibly motivating response for us. Unfortunately due the lack of resources we were just able to accept the first 100 supporters.

From this moment on our adventure got even more exciting. During the following two months, we worked very hard to built 100 prototypes and a software that our beta supporters could test. Everything except the molding and electronics manufacturing was done by us by hand.

Christian finalized every ZEIº test-device
Christian finalized every ZEIº test-device

 

 

Thomas customized the packaging material
Thomas customized the packaging material

 

 

First assembled ZEIº beta-devices
First assembled ZEIº beta-devices

During this beta, we have learned a lot about manufacturing, worldwide shipping, hands-on support and obviously the product itself. The feedback, the ideas and the effort of our beta community have helped us to evolve the product better.

               

WHY KICKSTARTER

Our Beta-Program in summer 2016 was already kind of a crowdfunding campaign and we loved it. Building a product together with the support and feedback of a strong community is invaluable and now we want more. 

We're here not just to pre-sell ZEIº to you, but rather to expand our passionate community of innovative individuals. We believe that you can play an integral role in the development of ZEIº.

If you’re ready to join this exciting journey with us, please support our campaign and spread the word!

 

 

 

  

 

            

                

                          

                         

If we're here on Kickstarter today, it's not just because of us 4 but it's as well because of the time that many people around the globe donated to us. We want to take this chance and thank all the people involved for their time.

A thank you for your time to: our families, our girlfriends, our friends, the whole CodeFlügel Team, Unter freiem Himmel, all Mentors and Startups of the Gründungsgarage Vol. 5, Stefan Vorbach, Hedwig Höller, the Ideentriebwerk Graz Team, Thomas Mrak, Peter Perkonigg, Susanne Urschler, the EnchantVC mentors and startups of batch 1, Spyder McHenry, Dane Sanders, Kevin Zittle, Shaun Brown, Mario Fraiß, Teresa Hammerl, Lukas Fittl, Thomas Schranz, Maika Eichenauer, Christoph Hechenblaikner, Kevin Fister, Wolfgang Eder, Steli Efti, Hiten Shah, Hatziioannou Eleftherios, Kei Shimada, Herger Mario, Rick Rasmussen, Ivaylo Kalburdzhiev, Kim Rixecker, Philipp Sonnleitner, Philip Slapar, Markus Lang, Philipp Stangl, Dunja Lazic, Philip Griebel, Stephan Hoffmann, Giovanni Lepori, Crowdtoolz, Katka Nagyová, Philipp Kinsky, Nicky Szmala, Adam Wald, Sean Sheppard, Josh Fechter, Kumar Thangudu, Gabriel Grabner, Stefan Kalteis, David Dietrich, Lulu Chang, Jon Russell, Surj Patel, Christian Riesen, Valerio Zaminga, Criss Seiler, Rudolf Adlmanninger, Veronika Haberler, Constantin Ehrenstein, Tomáš Pajonk, Christoph Twiehaus, Michael Staade, Jan Buchenauer, Jordan Nesbitt, Andrew Howard, Thomas Frierss, Moreno Scarfo, Rene Windegger, Gregor Wepper, Robert Beisteiner, Thomas Haider, Stefan Gombar, Christoph Sandraschitz, Christoph Eichberger, Christian Ehret, Markus Hochhold, Michael Lanzinger, Michael Weis, Clemens Gull, Mario Pesl, Angela Szivatz, Toon Nelissen, Ah-Young Betsch, Martin Nedved, Tomáš Baránek, Helder Almeida, Michael Skytte, Sven Leuschner, Julian Schneider, Sven Wolff, Boris Burow, Gernot Bours, Philipp Stranghoener, Alfred Rochert, Henning Werner, Jan Kus, Dana Junghanß, Philip Schmidt, Marcel Obermeier, Phillip Buschhüter, Peter Horn, Sebastian Adam, Julian Schwarz, Florian Kriegel, March Hochleutner, Dennis Oderwald, Michael Epke-Wessel, Kai Lorenzen, Max Wenzlaff, Moritz Birkelbach, Dario Jürgens, Steven Leonhardt, Kathrin Fischer, Michaela Steidl, Marco Maas, Gernot Nischler, Makis Poulianidis, Niels Leerentveld, Oliver Berger, Nick Lobeck, Rico Berchtold, Dimitri König, Jeremy Zahner, Junior Bontognali, Christian Hambly, Matt Clements, Stuart Robson, Michael Westwood, Udo Kittl, Beaudon Anasson, Alex Green, Alexey Prokhorov, James Hegedus, Ian Priddle, Michael Vardy, Vincent Ramsay-Lemelin, Hayden Vink, Sebastian Mueller, Calvin Ku, Austin Adams, Chris Ramesh Allen Wilson, Ivaylo Getov, Chandi Kodthiwada, Stephen Rancour, Tali Tormoche, Carl Böck, Antonio de Perio, Ashley Walker, Rhys Roberts, Andreas Kufferath, Georg Zenker, SFG, AWS, WKO Steiermark and all the people who shared, tweeted, wrote about us and many many many others.

 

 

 

Additional Notes

Please note that shipping to any country outside the European Union may be delayed or canceled depending on the feasibility of local product approval requirements or local import regulations. In a case of cancellation we will refund your pledge. There may be additional duties, fees or taxes raised by the authorities in your country. You may need to take care of them yourself when receiving the shipment.

 

Risks and challenges

We are really excited about launching this campaign after our successful mini-crowdfunding campaign with the beta users. However, we know that the most important part of our process is that we fulfill our promise to you and deliver your ZEIº on time and in the expected quality!

Though we have preliminary agreements with manufacturers, we want to mitigate risks for any potential road bumps along the way. We have shipped working devices in 15 countries but now we will face new challenges related to production, packaging and shipping at big scale. We are certainly up for this challenge and confident we will deliver!

Our mentors at the EnchantVC Accelerator program and our partners will be a strong support system on which we will rely to help us reach our goals. With their guidance, we are confident that we will deliver a high-quality product to our backers. We will continue to work hard, and of course, keep you informed every step of the way!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge €3 or more About $3 USD

    Super Size ZEIº + Calendar

    We're going to put a human size ZEIº in our headquarter where we write down all the names of the backers to remember who helped us to kick off. You don't want to have a ZEIº but put your name down? Then this is your package.

    Additionally, you can subscribe to our calendar with a daily time-saving tip. #valueyourtime

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    25 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge €39 or more About $44 USD

    ZEIº DIY Kit

    Do you want another shape? Color? Material?
    We want to get you creative and therefore offer you a DIY Kit to create your own unique ZEIº. You will get the electronics, tools and 3D print files. The housing and software calibration are up to you.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    49 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Reward no longer available

    Pledge €69 or more About $77 USD

    Super Early Bird

    You get one high-quality ZEIº + tools plus a 1-year pro subscription for -50%. It's all you need to get started and save a lot of time and become more productive.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 1,000 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge €79 or more About $88 USD

    Early Bird

    You get all you need to become a time tracking hero: one high-quality ZEIº + tools plus a 1-year pro subscription. The best thing is you still get -40% off the retail price.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (127 left of 500) 373 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge €89 or more About $99 USD

    Kickstarter Bird

    You're still in time to get all you need to become a time tracking hero: one high-quality ZEIº + tools plus a 1-year pro subscription. By the way: this is the last chance to get -30% off the retail price.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    10 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge €395 or more About $441 USD

    Team Package (5+ time tracking heroes)

    Believe us, it's annoying to be a lonely time tracking hero. Let your buddies save time too. A high-quality ZEIº + tools for every one of the 5 team members so nobody has to be envious and we offer you that at -40%. A 1-year pro subscription included.

    Do you need more than 5? Just add 85€ for every additional team member.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    20 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge €5,000 or more About $5,585 USD

    #VALUEYOURTIME

    We always say: time is the most valuable thing you have and you should spend it on the things you love.

    If travelling is one of the things you love, then grab a beloved person and join us on a 3-day experience through South-Tyrol (Italy) or Munich. It's your choice.

    Either we spend three days discovering nature, food and wine surrounded by beautiful landscapes or we spend some days in Bavaria and have some fun at the Oktoberfest including private table.

    The experience is customizable so you get the most value out of your time. Everything except flights is included. We pick you up at the Airport in Munich and bring you back there after 3 amazing days.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited (1 left of 2) 1 backer
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge €6,750 or more About $7,539 USD

    Company Package

    We know that time tracking in big companies is an everyday challenge and ZEIº is here to solve that. This package gives you 75x ZEIº + tools at -30% including a 1-year pro subscription. On top of that, we will arrange a (virtual) workshop where we will work together with you on how to get the most value out of ZEIº.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (8 left of 10) 2 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.