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GnuCash Android v1.4.0 release

Posted on Friday, August 15, 2014 in Coding, GnuCash

After more than 3 weeks in beta, GnuCash Android v.1.4.0 has finally been released to production today. Due to the significant architectural changes in this release, it is being made available on a rolling basis. So don’t fret if you don’t see an update notification right away.

GnuCash Android split editor

GnuCash Android split editor

The most significant change in this release is the introduction of split transactions. Each transaction can now have multiple split amounts. This was one of the most requested features and I’m glad it is finally available. Changes have been made to improve the reliability of account imports from GnuCash XML and resilience of database upgrades in future versions.

A summary of other changes in this release include:

  • Feature: Introduced a new Split editor for the creation and editing of splits
  • Feature: Use account-specific labels for CREDIT/DEBIT instead of just generic “debit” and “credit”
  • Feature: Import GnuCash XML files – accounts and transactions only
  • Feature: Back up transactions in an XML format (similar to GnuCash XML) called .gnca (Gnucash Android)
  • Feature: Option for saving opening balances before deleting transactions
  • Improved: Updated processes for moving, creating, exporting, deleting transactions to work with splits
  • Improved: Updated computation of account and transaction balances to be in line with accounting principles
  • Improved: Updated color (red/green) display to match movement in the account, and not a representation of the side of the split

A big thank you to all the beta testers who patiently put the pre-release versions through its paces and reported bugs and suggestions for improvement.

For those who do not use the Play Store to install apps, the properly signed application package can also be downloaded from Github.

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  1. Senthil Kumar K says:

    Hi Ngewi,

    Can you please throw some light on the following two features. I would like to know how to import transactions into the app from desktop application and also know how to back up transactions in an xml format.

    Feature 1: Import GnuCash XML files โ€“ accounts and transactions only
    Feature 2: Back up transactions in an XML format (similar to GnuCash XML) called .gnca (Gnucash Android)


    • Ngewi Fet says:

      For importing, you go to: Settings -> Accounts -> Import GnuCash Accounts.
      Then just select the uncompressed GnuCash XML file and it will import your accounts and transactions.

      As for backup, there is no UI for backing up at the moment. But whenever you delete all transactions or accounts a backup is created.
      You can restore that backup by going to Settings -> General -> Restore Last Backup.
      Or just use the normal import and select the file you want from: SDCARD/gnucash/backup

      These features will get more refined in future releases.

  2. Senthil Kumar K says:

    This helps Ngewi Fet. Thanks.

  3. Steve says:

    Excellent regarding the addition of split transactions. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

  4. Didier says:


    Really nice to have split transactions and full accounts/transactions import! Great work!

    The only thing that I am missing is an equivalent of the integrated calculator in the amount fields of GnuCash PC. Is there a place (bug tracker) where I could make a feature request?

    Thanks for all the great work.

  5. Didier says:

    Ok, forget my question. I found your github project… and an existing feature request ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Mark Hedges says:

    Thanks for a great app. I am curious though, why not use the same XML format as GnuCash? It would be very helpful if I could save from the app to Google Drive, run Google Backup & Sync, and then open with GnuCash desktop.

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