Beedroid timer submits data in hours

Beedroid has a new timer feature to keep track of time spent on various
goals.

My problem is if my goal’s data points are in minutes , and I track 10
minutes on beedroid , it submits 0:10:00(1/6) and not 10:00(10)

So my new datapoint entered is not 10 as it should be but 1/6

Is there any way to fix it?

There is now! Check out the new scalar-transform thing in advanced
settings. Basically, you want to multiply all your datapoints by 1/60
= .0166666666667 to convert from Minutes to Hours. Then the Android
timer will work as expected.

On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 6:07 AM, Pankaj More(BlankVerse)
pankajmore@gmail.com wrote:

Beedroid has a new timer feature to keep track of time spent on various
goals.

My problem is if my goal’s data points are in minutes , and I track 10
minutes on beedroid , it submits 0:10:00(1/6) and not 10:00(10)

So my new datapoint entered is not 10 as it should be but 1/6

Is there any way to fix it?


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What’s the reason that hours were chosen as the unit for the
stopwatch? Most of my daily activities are more easily expressed in
minutes. Also, when you’re using a regular timer or clock instead of
the one on the app, it’s easier to use minutes as the unit. It’s easy
to convert hours into minutes, but it’s more difficult to convert
minutes into hours. For example, what’s 7 minutes in hours? It turns
out to be 0.116666…, which in any case requires more keystrokes to
express than the equivalent number of minutes.

On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 11:02 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

There is now! Check out the new scalar-transform thing in advanced
settings. Basically, you want to multiply all your datapoints by 1/60
= .0166666666667 to convert from Minutes to Hours. Then the Android
timer will work as expected.

On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 6:07 AM, Pankaj More(BlankVerse)
pankajmore@gmail.com wrote:

Beedroid has a new timer feature to keep track of time spent on various
goals.

My problem is if my goal’s data points are in minutes , and I track 10
minutes on beedroid , it submits 0:10:00(1/6) and not 10:00(10)

So my new datapoint entered is not 10 as it should be but 1/6

Is there any way to fix it?


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Ah, did you know you can enter 0.116666 hours as 0:07? See
beeminder.com/faq#qcut

And the other side of the minutes vs hours argument is that the y-axis
– the cumulative total – is usually more meaningful in hours.

Still, it may be worth having the a setting in the Android app to
choose hours vs minutes. (Though we need to be pretty biased against
new settings – feature creep and all.)

On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 2:21 PM, Patrick Brinich-Langlois
pbrinichlanglois@gmail.com wrote:

What’s the reason that hours were chosen as the unit for the
stopwatch? Most of my daily activities are more easily expressed in
minutes. Also, when you’re using a regular timer or clock instead of
the one on the app, it’s easier to use minutes as the unit. It’s easy
to convert hours into minutes, but it’s more difficult to convert
minutes into hours. For example, what’s 7 minutes in hours? It turns
out to be 0.116666…, which in any case requires more keystrokes to
express than the equivalent number of minutes.

On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 11:02 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

There is now! Check out the new scalar-transform thing in advanced
settings. Basically, you want to multiply all your datapoints by 1/60
= .0166666666667 to convert from Minutes to Hours. Then the Android
timer will work as expected.

On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 6:07 AM, Pankaj More(BlankVerse)
pankajmore@gmail.com wrote:

Beedroid has a new timer feature to keep track of time spent on various
goals.

My problem is if my goal’s data points are in minutes , and I track 10
minutes on beedroid , it submits 0:10:00(1/6) and not 10:00(10)

So my new datapoint entered is not 10 as it should be but 1/6

Is there any way to fix it?


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I had forgotten about that. Since most of the time I’d either (1) use
the Android app for timing and data entry or (2) use some other device
for timing and using the website for data entry, I don’t need a
minutes setting on the Android device. Thanks!

On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 1:37 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

Ah, did you know you can enter 0.116666 hours as 0:07? See
beeminder.com/faq#qcut

And the other side of the minutes vs hours argument is that the y-axis
– the cumulative total – is usually more meaningful in hours.

Still, it may be worth having the a setting in the Android app to
choose hours vs minutes. (Though we need to be pretty biased against
new settings – feature creep and all.)

On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 2:21 PM, Patrick Brinich-Langlois
pbrinichlanglois@gmail.com wrote:

What’s the reason that hours were chosen as the unit for the
stopwatch? Most of my daily activities are more easily expressed in
minutes. Also, when you’re using a regular timer or clock instead of
the one on the app, it’s easier to use minutes as the unit. It’s easy
to convert hours into minutes, but it’s more difficult to convert
minutes into hours. For example, what’s 7 minutes in hours? It turns
out to be 0.116666…, which in any case requires more keystrokes to
express than the equivalent number of minutes.

On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 11:02 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

There is now! Check out the new scalar-transform thing in advanced
settings. Basically, you want to multiply all your datapoints by 1/60
= .0166666666667 to convert from Minutes to Hours. Then the Android
timer will work as expected.

On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 6:07 AM, Pankaj More(BlankVerse)
pankajmore@gmail.com wrote:

Beedroid has a new timer feature to keep track of time spent on various
goals.

My problem is if my goal’s data points are in minutes , and I track 10
minutes on beedroid , it submits 0:10:00(1/6) and not 10:00(10)

So my new datapoint entered is not 10 as it should be but 1/6

Is there any way to fix it?


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