Gnucash Mobile alpha release

Ngewi Fet ngewif at
Tue Jul 10 02:25:36 EDT 2012

Hi David,
Thanks for your impressions.
See my comments below


On 10.07.2012, at 03:49, "David T." <sunfish62 at> wrote:

When I load this on my Kindle Fire, I am impressed. The interface is very
easy to use.

A couple of problems I had:

1) When entering a transaction amount, the on screen pad doesn't include a
'0'. Obviously, this renders the software less than useful. I do not know
if that is a Kindle Fire issue; from what I understand, the Fire is running
a version of 2.3, so it should be OK.

I have not seen this one before. I have never tested on the kindle fire,
but the keyboard called up for entering amounts is the standard Android
numeric pad for numerical inputs. I do not customize it in any way.
I will try to Google a bit about this as I don't know whether it is due to
Amazon customizations.
In the meantime, if anyone else experiences this with the Kindle Fire,
please let me know.

2) Perhaps I misunderstand what you're doing, but the transaction I entered
didn't seem to be double entry? I only saw a single category, and if I
tried to set a transaction transferring money from my checking account to a
Dining expense account, the transaction just kept moving from one account
to the other.

I'm afraid I don't quite understand what you mean by double entry here. Are
you talking about moving transactions from one account to another?
There are no categories, just accounts and transactions. I would be
grateful I you explain a bit more what you mean.

All in all, it's a great start though!


*From:* Ngewi Fet <ngewif at>
*To:* GNUCASH devel <gnucash-devel at>
*Sent:* Monday, July 9, 2012 3:44 AM
*Subject:* Gnucash Mobile alpha release

Hello everyone,
It's about mid-term in the Google Summer of Code program and I would like
to share what I've been working on.

The Gnucash 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
    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 GnucashMobile entry.

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

Now that we have that out of the way, you can download the application
from GitHub
downloads <>.
If you run into any issues, you can post them on the issues
section<>of the
Github repo. Thanks.

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