I am pleased to announce the release of GnuCash Android version 1.6.0 after 5 beta pre-releases. The update will be made available through the Google Play store on a rolling basis over the next week. So don’t fret if you don’t see an update notification immediately. This releases adds several new features including the following:
Scheduled backup of accounts and transactions
Report summary as bar, line or pie charts
New backup and restore options
Export GnuCash desktop-compatible XML
Numerous bug-fixes and improvements
You can also see the changelog for a more detailed listing of the changes. The minimum Android version supported by this release has been increased to Gingerbread (Android 2.3.4). This means that Froyo (2.2) devices will no longer receive updates. Judging from the statistics in the Play store, relatively few users will be affected by this.
This release also refines a lot of features including but not limited to import of scheduled transactions from XML, creating/restoring backups and auto-balancing of transactions with an imbalance account. There is also improved compatibility of backup XML with GnuCash desktop. GnuCash desktop can now read the XML generated by GnuCash Android. This compatibility, combined with scheduled sync to DropBox/Google Drive, enables some interesting workflows with GnuCash desktop. We shall continue working to improve the interoperability between desktop and Android GnuCash.
Enjoy the release and let us know what you think of it!