Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hello Expense Change Log

  v2.4.0 2010-10-10: New view menu, fix QIF decimal, better calculator, faster rendering, usability update.
  v2.3.0 2010-10-01: Backup/restore, QIF export, performance update.
  v2.2.0 2010-09-28: Multi-currency and mileage support. Sticky category selection. Usability update.
  v2.1.1 2010-09-21 Usability update
  v2.1.0 2010-09-17 Group by category and month
  v2.0.0 2010-08-17  Customizable currency format, usability fix.
  v1.9.1 2010-06-28  Fix month segment subtitle
  v1.8.0 2010-06-25  Segment by day
  v1.8.11 2010-04-30 Enhanced sticky purgeable button user experience.
  v1.8.10 2010-04-02 Sticky purgeable button. Category usability improvement.
  v1.8.9 2010-04-01  Layout changes, add 00, tax- button.
  v1.8.8 2010-03-04  Menu shuffling, usability update.
  v1.8.7 2010-03-24  Fix DST problem
  v1.8.6 2010-03-18  Add scrollview to main layout
  v1.8.5 2010-03-10  Calculator update
  v1.8.4 2010-03-02  Bug fix
  v1.8.3 2010-03-01  Add segment by month
  v1.8.2 2010-02-09  Fix locale issue in segment by week activity
  v1.8.1 2010-02-09  Add donation button
  v1.8.0 2010-02-08  Removes categories with no item in the expandable view.  Adds segment by week.
  v1.7.0 2010-01-29  Remove orientation limitation.  Calculator.  Sign button.
  v1.6.3 2010-01-11  Downgrade minSdkversion from 4 to 3
  v1.6.2 2010-01-11  Allow 140 char for memo
  v1.6.1 2009-12-23  Add enter key handler
  v1.6.0 2009-12-21  Add negative sign
  v1.5.3 2009-12-18  Minor fix, zipalign app
  v1.5.2 Add year/month/day format
  v1.5.1 Expand memo to 30 char.
  v1.5.0 Display category total while entering expense.  Image icon for save and delete button.
  v1.4.0 Send expenses as email attachment
  v1.3.0 Memo auto complete
  v1.2.0 Minor UI touchup
  v1.1.0 Add localization settings
  v1.0.0 Initial version

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hello Expense is improving

I have been adding a few features to Hello Expense since my last post. A few notable ones are the calculator, segment by date, and negative entry that many users have requested. I personally also needed these feature so I implement them ahead of others. A couple of users actually sent me very detail analysis and requirements of a professional business expense tracker app that does not exist in today's Android Market. All of them make sense. But because I only work on the app on weekends and late nights, it will take me a while to get there.

A couple things that I am considering to do are mileage, multi-currency, and multi-account support, and add some graphs. I have to decide which ones to work on first, and how they affect the UI layout and flow. It is challenging to add features while maintaining good usability.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hello Note!

I created my second app for scribbling notes without using keyboard. I personally don't like to type using keyboard because I am slow and I can't draw pictures. So with this little I can now jot down notes in any language using my finger. The note is draggable too.

A few screenshots of the app:


What you can do:

Pick note color:

Colorful list:

Monday, July 27, 2009

New features: Auto suggestion memo and Export via Email

New features in v1.3 and 1.4!! In v1.3 I added memo auto suggest feature which suggest memo you previously entered while you type. This helps saving a lot of typing. You can also purge all memo auto suggest words as you wish by going to the Settings page.

In v1.4 I added the Export via Email feature. Now you don't have to find the USB cable to access the exported file. You can simply export expenses by sending email to yourself!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Localized Hello Expense

There are quite many Android users outside the US and many have suggested me to provide options to change the currency and date format. I quickly put together a settings page for that and hope it didn't introduce more bugs :) Release early, release often!

Friday, July 24, 2009


Hello Expense has been published on Google Android Market, hope you like it!