Understanding ClickUp API

In today’s fast-paced world, time management is crucial for productivity and success. Whether you’re a freelancer, a remote worker, or managing a team, keeping track of your time can help you stay organized and efficient. Time-tracking apps have become indispensable tools for many professionals, allowing them to monitor their tasks, projects, and overall productivity. In this tutorial, we’ll explore how to build a time-tracking app with ClickUp API integration using Openkoda, a powerful platform for creating web applications.

ClickUp is a popular project management tool that offers various features for organizing tasks, collaborating with team members, and tracking progress. The ClickUp API allows developers to access and manipulate data within their ClickUp workspace programmatically. With the ClickUp API, you can create custom integrations, automate tasks, and build applications that interact seamlessly with ClickUp.

Setting Up the Development Environment

Before we dive into coding, let’s set up our development environment. Make sure you have Node.js and npm (Node Package Manager) installed on your system. Create a new directory for your project and initialize a new Node.js project by running the following commands in your terminal:

mkdir time-tracking-app
cd time-tracking-app
npm init -y

Next, install the necessary dependencies:

npm install express axios

We’ll be using Express.js, a popular Node.js web application framework, for building our backend, and Axios, a promise-based HTTP client, for making HTTP requests to the ClickUp API.

Creating the Backend

Now, let’s create the backend of our time-tracking app. Create a new file named server.js and add the following code:

const express = require('express');
const axios = require('axios');
const app = express();
const PORT = process.env.PORT || 3000;// Define routes
app.get(‘/tasks’, async (req, res) => {
try {
const tasks = await getTasks();
} catch (error) {
res.status(500).json({ error: error.message });

// Function to fetch tasks from ClickUp
async function getTasks() {
const token = ‘<YOUR_CLICKUP_API_TOKEN>’;
const workspaceId = ‘<YOUR_CLICKUP_WORKSPACE_ID>’;

const response = await axios.get(`https://api.clickup.com/api/v2/workspace/${workspaceId}/task`, {
headers: {
‘Authorization’: token

return response.data.tasks;

// Start the server
app.listen(PORT, () => {
console.log(`Server is running on port ${PORT}`);

Replace <YOUR_CLICKUP_API_TOKEN> and <YOUR_CLICKUP_WORKSPACE_ID> with your ClickUp API token and workspace ID, respectively.

Integrating with ClickUp API

In this example, we’re creating a simple Express.js server with a single route /tasks that fetches tasks from ClickUp using the ClickUp API. We use Axios to make an HTTP GET request to the ClickUp API endpoint and retrieve tasks associated with the specified workspace.

Building the Frontend

Now, let’s create the frontend of our time-tracking app using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Create a new directory named public within your project directory. Inside the public directory, create an index.html file and add the following code:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
<title>Time Tracking App</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="styles.css">
<h1>Time Tracking App</h1>
<div id="tasks"></div>
<script src=“app.js”></script>

Next, create a styles.css file inside the public directory to add some basic styling to our app.

/* styles.css */
body {
font-family: Arial, sans-serif;
h1 {
text-align: center;
}#tasks {
margin: 20px auto;
width: 80%;

Finally, create an app.js file inside the public directory to add client-side JavaScript code for fetching tasks from our backend and rendering them on the page.

// app.js
document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', () => {
async function fetchTasks() {
try {
const response = await fetch(‘/tasks’);
const tasks = await response.json();
} catch (error) {
console.error(‘Error fetching tasks:’, error);
}function displayTasks(tasks) {
const tasksContainer = document.getElementById(‘tasks’);
tasksContainer.innerHTML = ;

tasks.forEach(task => {
const taskElement = document.createElement(‘div’);
taskElement.innerHTML = `


In this tutorial, we’ve demonstrated how to build a time-tracking app with ClickUp API integration using Openkoda. By leveraging ClickUp’s API, developers can access task data seamlessly, while Openkoda simplifies the app development process with its intuitive interface and pre-built components. With this app, businesses and individuals can effectively manage their tasks and improve productivity.

Experiment with additional features and customization to tailor the app to your specific needs. With this guide, you should have a solid foundation for building your time-tracking app with ClickUp integration using Openkoda. Experiment with additional features and customization to tailor the app to your specific needs.