Archive for February, 2011

Meter Readings 2.8 now available

February 27, 2011 Comments off

Improvements to the main screen to simplify how your current usage and costs compare to the average. Current now refers to the current point on the graph (i.e. day, week, month … etc), and average is the annual average by default. The Delta row gives a quick indication of whether current is above or below average.

If you have entered 2 years of readings or more, the graphs will now show your previous year’s data too, to help you compare more easily. This is shown as either a pale grey line or semi-hidden pale-grey bars, depending on the graph type.

Added support for two new meter types: Solar and Wind. In practice these are no different to Electricity except that the words Usage and Cost are replaced by Generation and Credit (which I hope makes more sense). If there i anything else that would help here, please let me know.

Added a new setting to let you choose between annual averages (i.e. the previous 12 months) or the average over the period of the graphs.

Improved the extrapolation calculations for quarters and years to use annual averages rather than current consumption.

The files in the backups screen are now shown in REVERSE alphabetical order, so that your most recent backup is at the top (i.e. it will be visible).

Subtle change to the application icon. I hope you like it!

Bug fixes and other minor improvements.

Account Tracker 2.9 now available

February 8, 2011 Comments off

By popular request, added support for syncing between devices using Bluetooth. This is basically an extension of the backup feature, and it lets you select and send a backup file directly from one device to another (e.g. between your iPhone and your iPad). Note that its not true syncing, since your data is overwritten (not merged), but it does simplify moving your data around. I am still investigating Dropbox support for a future release.

The files in the backups screen are now shown in REVERSE alphabetical order, so that your most recent backup is at the top (i.e. it will be visible).

More improvements to the budgets screen. By default it will show just those categories for which you have set a budget, however you can change this to show all categories using the All/Budgets button at the top left of the screen. I have also added a summary of spending, income and transfers in a new top section.

Improvements to the detailed reports screen (i.e. when you select the i button). I have added a summary of spending, income and transfers, as well as the various reports per category/detail all in the same table.

Export of budget and report information as a CSV file (e.g. you can now export things like “all spending in 2010”).

Fixed export of CSV files to ensure they are loaded in multiple columns. Please let me know if you still see issues here.

Made a subtle change to the semantics of the END ON date for recurring transactions. This now controls which OCCURRENCES are valid, rather than which EDITED DATES are valid. I only know of 12 people likely to be affected by this change (you know who you are!), however if others find that your balances have been changed or are incorrect as a result of this update, PLEASE get in touch ASAP via my support pages as there is a very quick way to work out what you need to do.

Performance improvements and bug fixes.