Can zeitgeist track application focus time?

Asked by Ben Davis on 2010-08-26

I'm a web developer and I hate logging hours because I'm lazy. So, I'm interested in tracking my time spent on projects based on what applications I am currently viewing and what document I was viewing or editing throughout the day. I'm looking to see if zeitgeist can help me do this.

For example, at the end of the day, I want to see time spent in my text editor editing files under a given directory for a project, or time spent on a given website in the browser. I imagine I can pull the data from zeitgeist in some way and aggregate it based on patterns that I define. But the main question for me is whether zeitgeist can track usage based on when the window for a given document was in focus. If so, I'm stoked!

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Answered
For:
Zeitgeist Framework Edit question
Assignee:
Seif Lotfy Edit question
Last query:
2010-08-26
Last reply:
2011-02-15
Seif Lotfy (seif) said : #1

Applications needs to tell zeitgeist when they are focusing and what they are focusing on.
We have a plan to implement it but we can guarantee 100% results if the apps don't tell us what they are focusing on :)

Tracking applications would be great! I vote for it!

lompa (lompa) said : #3

I'd also love something like that; can you give any hint about when such a feature could be released? Even just tracking raw application usage (disregarding what the applications focuses on) would be sufficient in many cases.

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