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2015 Year in Review and What's Ahead in 2016

1/3/2016 in ClearCheckbook News

The biggest change for ClearCheckbook in 2015 was the switch from our old hosting environment on our dedicated server to a new hosting solution that allows for much easier data backups, scalable resource handling and much more in depth development tools we use for error debugging.

The old server we had the site running on was set up and started hosting ClearCheckbook back in 2008. After almost 8 years of service, the server was starting to show its age and the limitations of its hardware were becoming ever more apparent. This all came to a head on July 4, 2015 when the massive size of our transactions tables was causing major problems for the server. The site wasn't able to stay up for more than a few minutes before being overloaded and crashing. After hiring some great outside help, we got those issues under control and started work on the migration to our current hosting solution (that migration took place at the end of October and has been running extremely well ever since).

What we're currently working on in-house:
* File attachments for transactions. This will give you the ability to attach a receipt or document to any transaction you add to the site.
* Updates to the Jive feature that will show you when a transaction was jived and give you the ability to 'revert' back to the jive status on a certain date
* Saving import configurations so you don't have to select the same fields every time you import a file from the same source. This will be helpful if you import files regularly from the same financial institution.
* In addition to the above, we've got our normal backlog of suggestions and requests that we'll be working on.

What we've outsourced and is currently in progress:
* iOS app rebuild. The iOS app is currently being rebuilt into a native app that will work much more efficiently on the current and future versions of iOS.
* Android app rebuild. The Android app is also being rebuilt and will have an updated UI as well as some additional syncing features.

We'll keep you updated when we have more updates in regards to the mobile apps and when we launch some of the new updates we're working on.

As always, if you have any questions, comments or feature suggestions please pass them our way!

Comments for this post:

Archive
Still would really like an archive feature!
by metrohippymom on Jan 3, 2016
Windows universal app
Hey there, I really love your work and depend on the service in my daily life .. but I have moved to windows mobile from a couple of years and i wonder if you will make something in the new windows 10 environment or will ignore windows ?
by Wael Hussein Mahmoud on Jan 3, 2016
File Attachements
Will the mobile apps have this feature also?
by gillweb on Jan 4, 2016
Keep up the great work!
Thank you for the update! Looking forward to the Android app rebuild.
by cplanet01 on Jan 4, 2016
You are all awesome!
You all did a phenomenal job in 2015 keeping us all informed and I continue to promote your service. I'm a proud Premium member and think your platform and software is incredible. I've been with you for a few years now and once I left Intuit Quicken for you, I've never looked back. Keep up the outstanding service! Thank you so much.
by glennbottomly on Jan 10, 2016
IOS moblie app
Thank you for this service. I am a premium member and this has been a true life saver. My husband and I really miss the app. It helped us keep in sync by entering transactions quickly, in real-time, and each of us were always well aware of our balance. Any word on a round about date it might be ready?
by KHCarter72 on Feb 16, 2016
It would be really helpful to access the debt snowball, save-up tracker, and bill tracker on the app. Are there plans to make the available?
by rmtomlinson on Mar 2, 2016
I LOVE this app. Thanks. Job well done!
by laura.skipper@yahoo.com on Mar 19, 2016

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