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Feb 3

GnuCash for Android version 1.1.2 release

Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2013 in Coding, User

Just a quick note that version 1.1.2 of GnuCash for Android has been released to the Google Play Store. This is a small bugfix release which fixes the following issues:

– Fixed: Crash upon screen rotation when creating account
– Fixed: Crash when entering a transaction after deleting an account which has a widget

Thanks for all the feedback, keep it coming. Stay tuned…

Jan 31

GnuCash for Android v1.1.1 release

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 in User

So it has been a while since the last post, and that’s because I have been working on this awesome new release of the GnuCash companion app for Android. Today I am announcing version 1.1.1 which fixes a bunch of bugs and adds support for double entry accounting. (If you’re wondering if you missed version 1.1.0, don’t fret, you didn’t)


Double-entry accounting basically allows you to make every transaction a transfer from one account to another. So for example every time you Expenses account goes up, your Income account goes down by the same amount. See the GnuCash double-entry accounting tutorial for more detail.

However, after implementing the feature, I learned that OFX does not support double-entry accounting. GnuCash for desktop will treat a double-entry transaction as two separate transactions during import. We will have to find a more permanent solution for this. So for now, unfortunately, if you use double-entry accounting there will be no way for you to import the double-entry transactions into GnuCash for desktop.

The other feature of note is that the OFX files are now exported in the SGML format by default. This allows GnuCash for desktop to properly detect the encoding of the files and non-latin characters. If you are importing to some other program than GnuCash for desktop, then you need to go to Settings and set it to export using properly formatted XML headers.

Those are the main features in this release. There are other changes which you can view in the CHANGELOG. There is a lot more features coming down the road, so stay tuned.

As usual, you can grab your copy of the app from the Play store.


Nov 1

Gnucash for Android available from Google Play

Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2012 in Coding, User

It is finally here. Gnucash for Android is now available on Google Play. Android devices from Froyo (2.2) and above are supported. Grab your copy from the Play Store:

Gnucash for Android

This should make it easier for all those who had issues downloading the beta versions of app to try it out. It is signed with the same signature as the betas, so you should be able to upgrade from the release candidate without losing data.

Update 02.11.2012: There have been reports of some users losing data during upgrades from RC. I did not expect this. But just in case, please back up your data before attempting to upgrade. (I remember there was a disclaimer somewhere for the betas.)

Note: For those who are new here, it is important to note here again that the GnuCash for Android does not support reading your Gnucash for the desktop files. This is a companion app which allows you to track and export your expenses to OFX format which can be imported into GnuCash on the desktop.

This is another step on the journey that is GnuCash for Android, and I look forward to the rest of it.

So what are you waiting for? Try it out and if you like it, tell your friends. If you have issues, tell me 🙂

Screenshots of GnucashMobile