I’m a big fan of Pivotal Tracker. When we used it at Gonow, the team I was part of did sit at a single table and that was very cool, because even when using the tool, it was very easy to tell everybody what task we were picking or delivering.
When I had the opportunity to work with Pivotal in a remote team, I did miss to know what was happening in real time, so I decided to create Kilt.
Kilt is a daemon created with Ruby that requests the updates of the projects an user is involved with and notifies about them:
With Kilt I can keep working and at the same time being informed of what is happening in the projects I’m working on.
To install Kilt you just need to download the gem and execute kilt-install with your token:
sudo gem install kilt kilt-install TOKEN
In the case you don’t know your token, you can execute this:
curl -u USERNAME:PASSWORD -X GET https://www.pivotaltracker.com/services/v3/tokens/active
The previous command will return a xml document with the token and id of the given user. Case you didn’t like the command, another ways of retrieving the token can be found in the Pivotal Tracker documentation.
Once installed Kilt, you can initialize it by executing: