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Account Tracker (PRO) 5.2 now available

August 18, 2016 Leave a comment

help Note that syncing now enforces a strict rule that devices must be running the same app version. If you have upgraded all of your devices and are having sync problems, PLEASE see my support page (bottom of the Settings tab).

Added support for recurring splits (for series with fixed amounts).

Added support for the new Belarusian ruble (BYN).

Minor UI changes on the Accounts screen (to make the non-PRO version look the same as PRO).

Lots of internal app improvements, including better iCloud support.

Bug fixes (probably).

Hill Lists 4.6.2 now available

August 16, 2016 Leave a comment

hlicon57 More minor bug fixes (sorry).

v4.6 …

Upgraded to version 15.2 of the Database of British and Irish Hills (DoBIH).

Added the 32 London Borough tops.

Finally a few users have left poor reviews commenting on how difficult it is to share data between devices. PLEASE contact support for help as this is trivial to do (simply turn iCloud on in the settings, make a backup and it is automatically shared with other devices).

Account Tracker versions, backups and syncing

August 9, 2016 Leave a comment

help When exchanging backups and syncing data between devices, I have to be very careful not to cause database corruption issues.

Backups are fairly straightforward, as I follow one simple rule: a given version of my app will only read backup files that are from the same version or earlier. Newer backups can’t ever be installed.

Syncing becomes more complicated, as it is 2-way. You could be exchanging individual bits of data between any devices running any version of my app (going back years!).

Up until recently, I have tried to keep the underlying database format the same such that it isn’t a problem. However with my next update I want to make a couple of changes (for the better). I am therefore introducing a restriction where syncing will only work between devices running the same version of Account Tracker.

A newer app will give a warning if it detects other devices running older app versions, and syncing will not work until you update all of your devices. This is common sense really, I will just be enforcing it in my next update (v5.2).

Note that older versions will continue to sync, but the results might not be what you (or I) expect. If you ask for help here, my first question will be to check you are running the same app version everywhere.

I hope this makes sense!

Hill Lists 4.6.1 now available

July 26, 2016 Comments off

hlicon57 Minor bug fixes, including an issue where parent hills were being displayed as numbers rather than their names.

From v4.6 …

Upgraded to version 15.2 of the Database of British and Irish Hills (DoBIH).

Added the 32 London Borough tops.

Meter Readings 4.4.1 now available

July 14, 2016 Comments off

mricon57 Minor bugs fixes.

v4.4 …

Added support for setting the meter conversion factor as part of a rate change. This is mainly for gas meters, e.g. where your meter units change from ft3 to m3. Adding a rate change on the day your meter changes lets you use a different conversion factor for each unit.

If your meter uses a single counter/reading, the most recent reading is now displayed on the Meters screen. This is useful when submitting readings to your supplier.

Account Tracker for Mac update #9

July 3, 2016 10 comments

It’s been a while, but I have been playing with OS X again!

My previous concerns regarding CloudKit were proven wrong, and I have now got an app that can get through an initial iCloud sync with my iOS device(s). You can see this in the screenshot below, with my iMac as a secondary device to my iPhone.

There is still a lot to do of course, however this is a major step forward. Next I need to get the Mac app listening for iOS changes (more or less done) and applying them to the data shown.

I then need to slowly work through some of the obvious editing that you might want to do on a Mac, and pushing these changes (via iCloud syncing) to iOS. The majority of this is just UI work, as the sync process is already working.

If you still don’t have my backup viewer, please consider buying it to show your interest (only a few 100 of you have so far). When I release a version that does two-way syncing with iOS, I will be creating an app bundle that will give all existing Mac customers a discount of the full price of the backup viewer, i.e. you will effectively get your money back.

There will be further updates as and when I make progress.

 

2016-07-03 22.07.07

 

Meter Readings 4.4 now available

June 14, 2016 Comments off

mricon57 Added support for setting the meter conversion factor as part of a rate change. This is mainly for gas meters, e.g. where your meter units change from ft3 to m3. Adding a rate change on the day your meter changes lets you use a different conversion factor for each unit.

If your meter uses a single counter/reading, the most recent reading is now displayed on the Meters screen. This is useful when submitting readings to your supplier.

Minor bug fixes.