Gnucash Mobile alpha release

Ngewi Fet ngewif at
Sat Jul 14 13:24:25 EDT 2012

Hi John,
Thanks for the feedback.

On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 6:43 PM, John Ralls <jralls at> wrote:

> On Jul 10, 2012, at 1:25 AM, John Ralls wrote:
> I've installed it on my wife's Samsung tablet with Android 3.2.
> I created an account and a transaction in that account. The numeric keypad
> does have a 0, but only the number keys do anything. It displays the list
> of transactions in the one account, and the total of the transactions. I
> can create a new transaction, and edit or delete the existing transactions.
> That seems to be it. I can't go back and add any new accounts, nor see a
> list of accounts (which would have only one account anyway). The little
> Android button in the top left doesn't do anything.
> Is that expected behavior?

The Android icon ( which will be replaced with the Gnucash icon) does not
do anything for now. But it will be able to take you back one screen when
implemented. So for the alpha release, that is expected behaviour.

Right now, if you use the (hardware or software) back button, you should be
able to go back to the accounts list and create new accounts. If you still
cannot go back to the accounts screen, then please let me know.


I think it would be easier on Gnucash users if the fields were named for
> the places in the Gnucash Register display, so "Description" instead of
>  "Name" and "Note" instead of "Description". Similarly, "Credit" and
> "Debit" are confusing for users who aren't accountants (meaning most of
> them), so "Deposit" and "Withdrawal" might be better labels for the button
> by the amount entry, at least for cash accounts.

Excellent idea. I will rename the fields to match.
As for the debit and credit names, I think the color coding and the
negative sign immediately explain to users what the difference is.


> John Ralls


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