11. July 2013
We’re very happy and proud to announce BudgetBook 2.0. It wasn’t easy getting there. Last year we were hopeful to launch a new BudgetBook version, complete with iPhone app and iCloud sync. But the problems with iCloud didn’t make this possible (for the moment).
But let’s talk about BudgetBook 2.0 for iPad. We completely rewrote most of the code, the user interface is all new. It has a much more modern look and is easier to use. We rethought the navigation. Now you only have to tap on an account and then there are 3 tabs for this account: Transactions, recurring transactions and statistics. Navigating between accounts is now much easier and faster.
There’s also a new help section in the settings. But just have a look at the video we made, we hope you like it:
13. April 2013
we hope you’re doing well! If it gets approved, next week you will receive a new ListBook update with some cool features and I want to explain them in detail below.
The most important new feature is location based notifications like you get them in the Reminders app. So you can choose a place and ListBook will remind you when you leave or arrive. For example if you arrive at home, you want to be notified to water your plants or pay some bills. This was something we missed in ListBook and so we decided to implement it. This feature uses Apple Maps and because of this the new ListBook will only run on iOS6.
As you can see above we have also changed the workflow of the detail view. The new detail view is tab based and so you can switch very fast between each view. Your workflow will be much faster because you don’t have to push Cancel or Save buttons.
The second cool feature is the ability to move items between lists. We received a lot of feedback for this feature and we also thought that’s a must have, so we implemented it.
You can just tap the edit button and choose the items you want to move or delete.
These two features are the main features in the new version but we also worked on the performance and some UI stuff. For example the row hieght of each cell is now dynamic. That means, if you change the font size or you have a row with a reminder date, you will have the optimal row height.
What about sync?
As you probably have read lately, iCloud with CoreData just doesn’t work at the moment. iOS7 is around the corner and we really hope Apple will fix this issues otherwise we have to look for another solution. In the meantime we are working on ListBook OS X so when the new iOS and OSX versions are out we can focus on the sync implementation. We are also working on a new BudgetBook version with completely redesigned user interface.
Enjoy the update and let us know what you think about it, on twitter or via e-Mail.
Best regards your noidentity Team
Sandro & Mischa
2. April 2013
Today we released the first update to Next – Expense Tracking. Version 1.1 brings some really cool, useful and much requested features.
The most important is the ability to replace the icons on the Next home screen. You can choose amongst 64 icons and set them for every button. Just tap and hold and then you’ll see a gears symbol. Press it and it will open a view with all icons.
We also made a video to show the app and most of its features in action, watch it here.