Project Tutorial: How to Build a Time Tracking Web App With React.js

Project Tutorial: How to Build a Time Tracking Web App With React.js

React is a powerful JavaScript library used for painlessly building interactive user experiences. Without this front-end library, we could still be hooked to writing complicated lines of code when creating the view layer for web and mobile apps.

The best way of getting immersive in this technology is by rolling your sleeves and building a real-world application. And, this project tutorial, How to Build a Time Tracking Web App With React.js, offers you that wonderful opportunity!

Mechasparrow, who is from the U.S. and has more than four years of web development experience, teaches this project.

Here is the schedule for this project:

  • Starting Date: from Monday, 6th August 2018.

What is the project about?

This project is about creating a time tracking web application with the Facebook-powered React.js library. The project creator will take you through all the steps of using React to add amazing functionalities to web applications.

You’ll gain important skills that will assist in taking your web development career to the next level.

For who is the project aimed at?

Do you want to learn how to create amazing applications with React and Redux? Are you interested in creating a timer-based application like Pomodoro? Or, do you just have a desire to dig deeper into front-end web development?

Then, this project is for you.

You’ll gain important skills in using React.js to enhance the versatility of your applications.

Are there any prerequisites before enrolling in this project?

Having the following basic skills will make your learning faster and more productive:

  • JavaScript (ES6)
  • Bootstrap 4
  • React.js

What will you be able to do after finishing this project?

This project will take you through all the steps of creating a complete and functional time tracking web app—from setting up the development environment to building a scalable application.

Ultimately, you’ll gain the confidence to build your own timer application without many difficulties. You can also extrapolate the features of this application with other advanced functionalities before releasing it for use.

What you can do after completing this project is limited by your creativity and ability to push yourself beyond your limits.

The Curriculum

Session 1: Setting up the Development Environment

  • Installing the libraries
  • Creating a basic app with Create React App
  • Adding Bootstrap 4
  • Adding Font Awesome Icons

Session 2: Basic Timer

  • Creating the Shell of the timer view
  • Rendering the current time passed on the timer
  • Adding start, stop, reset buttons

Session 3: Creating Basic CountDown Timer

  • Creating shell of the countdown timer view
  • Rendering the current time passed on timer
  • Adding start, stop, reset buttons
  • Adding Input to specify the minutes for the countdown timer
  • Triggering an alert when the countdown finishes

Session 4: Adding Record Times

  • Adding a functionality to record times
  • Displaying recorded times as a list
  • Going over future steps to extend the application

Wrapping up

This project tutorial is useful for experiencing the power of React.js in creating awesome front-end apps. After creating the time tracking web app, you’ll gain essential skills you can utilize to bring your ideas to real life by programming compelling applications.

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Here is the link to the project.

See you inside!

About author

I, Dr. Michael J. Garbade is the co-founder of the Education Ecosystem (aka LiveEdu), ex-Amazon, GE, Rebate Networks, Y-combinator. Python, Django, and DevOps Engineer. Serial Entrepreneur. Experienced in raising venture funding. I speak English and German as mother tongues. I have a Masters in Business Administration and Physics, and a Ph.D. in Venture Capital Financing. Currently, I am the Project Lead on the community project -Nationalcoronalvirus Hotline I write subject matter expert technical and business articles in leading blogs like,, Cybrary, Businessinsider,, TechinAsia, Coindesk, and Cointelegraph. I am a frequent speaker and panelist at tech and blockchain conferences around the globe. I serve as a start-up mentor at Axel Springer Accelerator, NY Edtech Accelerator, Seedstars, and Learnlaunch Accelerator. I love hackathons and often serve as a technical judge on hackathon panels.