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Gnucash for Android alpha release

Posted on Monday, July 9, 2012 in Coding

The Gnucash Mobile for Android app is now ready for a small alpha release. The app supports android versions from Froyo 2.2 (API level 8) and above. I have compiled an Android application package (apk) so that you do not have to download the code and compile yourself.

This alpha release is not distributed through any Android market.
In order to install it,

  1. Modify the settings of your phone to allow installation of applications from “Unknown sources”. That can be found under Settings -> Applications (for Android 2.x devices) or under Settings -> Security  (for Android 4.x devices)
  2. Then you can just navigate to the link below in your phone browser and then click on Download.
  3. When the download is done, go to the “Downloads” app in your phone and then click on the GnucashMobile entry.

***** Disclaimer ***** 
This is an alpha release, and active development is ongoing. The app is unstable and not final and should not be used in production (whatever that means for you). The (metaphorical) rug can be pulled from under your feet at any time.

Now that we have gotten that out of the way, you can download the application from:

If you run into any issues, you can post them on the issues section of the Github repo. Thanks.

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  1. rob d says:

    awesome initial release, and perfecly functional for my needs.
    Keep up the great work. 😀

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  3. Thomas says:

    Nice, I got nowhere compiling it so..this is nice. I know it’s alpha, but it crashes every time I try to input a number (on Android 4.0.4). :=)

  4. There is another FLOSS application for personal finances on Android, – perhaps it would be useful to submit suggestions there to also have full support for GnuCash in it.

    • Ngewi Fet says:

      I’m sorry I don’t quite understand you. What exactly do you mean by “support for Gnucash”? Also are you referring to Gnucash (desktop) or GnucashMobile?

  5. Dan says:


    I plan to provide feedback on this project. Hope to help it along.

    Hopefully I can learn some skillz in the process. I was an English major… which means I have had a lot of time to get distracted on my computer and browse 4chan etc.

    Running 2.3.6 on my phone, hopefully this works well when I get to test it. Good on ya for working on this. There’s about to be a war over mobile payments/banking etc.

    Imagine a credit rating system that had a feedback system like Ebay.

    Mr. Smith SSL certificate commits X dollars.

    Build your own banks folks.

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