Archive for August, 2016

Account Tracker (PRO) 5.2 now available

August 18, 2016 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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!