TimeForge will allow you to view schedules, messages, time cards, and more using any phone capable of reading an RSS feed. Of course, you can always use a web browser, such as Mobile Safari or Opera Mini, to view the TimeForge website at www.TimeForge.com
However, TimeForge schedules, messages, shift swaps, and much, much more can be viewed directly on your cell phone, iPhone, Blackberry, or other non-web browser reader by using RSS feeds.
TimeForge uses RSS feeds to deliver the information directly to your cell phone, and requires that your phone be able to read both encrypted RSS feeds (over an SSL connection), as well as secured RSS feeds (which require a username and password).
Please note: Not all RSS readers are capable of doing both SSL and security.
Get to the Setup Tab
First, navigate to the “Setup” tab. From the “Today” Tab, you can click on the Setup tab, or click on the Change My Settings button.
Find the RSS URL (the RSS Feed)
Locate the personal information RSS feed URL, which is located on the right hand side, and starts with:
Managers may have several RSS feeds, which include information on different locations / stores within the business.
Add the TimeForge data to your RSS reader – Step 1
Each RSS program is slightly different in how it requires that you add a feed. In this example, we are using Sage, a popular RSS feed reader for the Firefox web browser.
Click on the Find icon. Other RSS readers may require that you enter the URL of the RSS feed. If that is the case, enter the RSS RSS URL directly into the software. This URL is most commonly:
Some RSS readers (such as Viigo for the Blackberry) do support encryption, but do not support username and passwords. In some cases, these RSS readers can be coerced to support username and passwords by using a URL with the format of:
For example, if your username is ‘firstname.lastname@example.org‘ and your password is ‘testing123‘, the URL you would enter is:
Please note: This step only needs to be done one time.
Add the TimeForge data to your RSS reader – Step 2
Sage, like many mobile web browsers (such as Safari and Opera) will automatically find any relevant TimeForge RSS feeds. Click on the feed (“Timeforge’s Information“), and then choose Add Feed.
These feeds have a lot of information in them, and contain information such as:
- Upcoming schedules
- Shift Swaps and Open Shifts
- Time card information
- Approved, pending, and denied requests
- Messages from other staff members and management
- And other items …
View the TimeForge RSS Feed
Sage, or any RSS reader, will show the items relevant to your TimeForge account.
View Upcoming Work Schedules
Use the TimeForge RSS feed to get upcoming schedule information directly on your cell phone, at any time, without browsing the web.