GnuCash for Android now available in the Play store!

Ngewi Fet ngewif at
Fri Nov 2 10:42:58 EDT 2012

On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 2:07 PM, Muslim Chochlov
<muslim.chochlov at>wrote:

> Good work Ngewi!
> It's really nice to see your contribution to the project is keeping
> its original tempo.
> Had no problems with installing application from Google store.
> However, my biggest concern now is an export into desktop application.
> I remember during gsoc we decided to stick with existing OFX
> functionality of GNUCash, though originally OFX format was intended to
> be used to retrieve bank statements. Therefore, it is not an optimal
> solution for what Gnucash mobile does, which is tracking everyday user
> expenses.
> I didn't have time to check how export works now, but if you didn't
> make any major refactoring it shouldn't have changed a lot, right?
> Anyway, what are your plans for handling this.
No, I did not make any changes to how export works since the last time you

But my plan for this is to enable import of GnuCash XML into the mobile
Mind you I will not be editing the original file (as this is discouraged, I
have learned).
However, I can just import only the data whose features are supported in
the mobile app and ignore everything else.

The other thing I plan is to be able to export .gnucash files from the
mobile app. Of course with only the features the app supports.
That way, a user can either reuse this file in the Gnucash for deskop or
import it.
Question: Does GnuCash support importing .gnucash files or only opening
Importing will be really easy because you could just use the app and
regularly export .gnucash files and GnuCash desktop will absorb them very
Account/Transaction IDs will be maintained, duplicates found in the desktop
and I imagine the whole process being very smooth.

Of course, as the app gains more features, so (hopefully) will it's ability
to handle more features in GnuCash XML.
But anyway, that's the plan for now.

Which brings me to another thing. I would like to have an example GnuCash
XML file with as many of the features used as possible.
I have tried to generate a few, but I must admit, I am not well versed with
many of the features yet, so my XML files are relatively simplistic.
So if anyone can provide me example GnuCash XML (without compromising your
personal data, just dummy data), I will be grateful.


>  On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 5:49 PM, Ngewi Fet <ngewif at> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > The GnuCash for Android application is now available in the Google Play
> > store.
> >
> > I made sure to note in the app description on the play store that the app
> > is not compatible with Gnucash desktop and will not read your Gnucash
> > files.
> >
> > We now have support for the following languages:  English, Dutch, French,
> > German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Russian and Spanish
> > Thanks to all those who helped with the translations. More translations
> or
> > other contributions are always welcome, active development is ongoing.
> >
> > I also created a Google developer account for Gnucash
> > at gmail.comwhich I hope we can use as the official GnuCash
> > Google account.
> > So if someone needs the Google account for anything GnuCash related, just
> > contact me.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Ngewi
> >
> > P.S. Maybe someone can add a side link on the GnuCash page itself as
> > discussed previously.
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