Since this is by far the most requested feature and the one thing that drums up the most discussion on this site, I wanted to give everyone an update to the status of the ClearCheckbook iPhone app.
I am working on the basics of the application right now (adding transactions). For the first version, there will be some basic features such as adding/editing/deleting transactions, managing accounts and categories and syncing with ClearCheckbook.
I am limiting the initial version to these basic functions simply as a way to get a functioning app out on time. After the release of the basic app I will begin developing a more complete app that has reporting, searching, etc capabilities.
I have registered with the Apple iPhone Developer site and started the developer approval process. This must be done in order to put an app up on the App Store. I've heard this process can take a while, so I'm not sure when it will be done. I am hoping this approval comes before I am done with the app.
I thank everyone with an iPhone for staying patient. Having to learn a new programming language takes quite a bit of time... and then turning that knowledge into a reliable app takes even longer.
For those of you with a Palm Pre, BlackBerry or Windows Mobile device... I am focusing on the iPhone app for now for several reasons:
1. The App Store on the iPhone is by far the most used.
2. I have an iPhone myself so it's much easier to test on a device I have.
3. I am one person and can only learn so much at a given time.
After the release of the iPhone app, I will start to pursue other mobile devices.
Give me a shout if you need more beta testers.
This would also allow development for other platforms to occur concurrently since it would be up to the users to lead development for such an application.
I understand this might cut into your revenue stream since the application's source will be available to the masses however you could tie in the sites pay structure to benefit from having a free open source applications.
Just something to consider, I have tried other similar sites (Mint) however do not want or like the idea of my account information being tied into a checkbook balancing application. That defeats the whole purpose of balancing one's books if you are going off the information given to you by the bank. I really enjoy the site and have been with it for about two years (I think) and would simply like to see it grow even more.
I'd be interested in discussing a desktop version. Let me know when you get the api started or done and we'll see what needs to be done.
I wanted to suggest something for the iphone app, I think it would be great if the application could store the transactions offline until you synch with clearcheckbook, that way you don't need to be online all the time to store your day-to-day transactions
Great Idea, keep up with the job and let me know if you need beta testers!
Please keep us informed.
I would also love to see a desktop version developed. I am a Flex/AIR developer and would be happy to donate some time to developing the app in the AIR framework. Would be cool to allow offline access and syncing to the server when available.
As for the iPhone app, I think its a great idea, but the site itself works extremely well in mobile Safari. Keep up the great work!