GnuCash Android v1.6.0 pre-beta

David Carlson david.carlson.417 at
Tue Apr 28 18:49:56 EDT 2015

I was able to install it to my LG G Pad 7.0 LTE over release 1.5.5 from the
play store.  I had to fumble a lot initially to figure out how Gnucash for
android works in general.  I finally succeeded in importing my account
structure and created a couple of sample transactions, but it seemed very
hard to do since i have not found a quick way enter account names or copy
text from other transactions, if possible.

After that I installed the beta from this email since I have not found your
development repository.  I finally succeeded in exporting a qif file via
the share file method to email it to myself because I could not figure out
how to make other methods such as local file creation on a sd card work.

Then gnucash for android developed a black screen and I cannot see anything
now.  I guess I need to un-install it.

I think it needs a help manual describing how to do the basic things.

I guess it has a lot of promise, but I could not jump in with both feet and
use it right away.

David C

On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 7:23 PM, Ngewi Fet <ngewif at> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> We are kinda feature complete for the 1.6.0 release and would like to enter
> the testing phase. I am releasing first to the developer mailing list, then
> to the beta group and then a rolling release to the general public. Of
> course while fixing any issues that arise in-between the different phases.
> Attached to this email is a properly signed apk file which you can install
> on your device. You can just download the attachment and install or build
> your own from the sources in the develop branch (very easy to do with
> Android studio).
> This is a pre-beta release so please **BACK UP YOUR DATA** before
> installing it.
> Notable highlights in this release include:
> - Improved recurrence options for scheduled transactions
> - Basic reports generation (with bar, pie and line charts)
> - Scheduled export to SD Card, DropBox or Google Drive
> - Improved creation of backups and restoring of backups
> - Improved reliability of account imports and db migrations
> - Numerous bug fixes and improvements
> I would like to thank Yongxin Wang and Oleksandr Tyshkovets for
> contributing significantly to this release.
> This release also adds automatic logging of crashes and errors to
> Crashlytics which helps detect errors and improve the stability of the app.
> This logging is enabled by default in pre-release builds but will be turned
> off in production releases (with an option to enable it later).
> Also, GnuCash Android now produces GnuCash XML which can be read by GnuCash
> on the desktop (YAAAY!!) - There is a new XML export UI option and also as
> backup format .gnca
> *NOTE: *please remember that this is NOT a two-way synchronization*.*
> However, the compatibility now enables you to start working on a file on
> GnuCash desktop, open it in the mobile app, edit and save (to DropBox etc)
> and then resume editing on the desktop. Each time you save, a new file is
> created but the workflow is possible. GnuCash Android also registers itself
> to open .gnucash files.
> Accounts, transactions and scheduled transactions are the only features
> supported at the moment. If your desktop file contains more features
> (budgets, customers etc), these will be ignored completely.
> All the same, I am excited that we have arrived this point and continue to
> look forward to new features and further integration with GnuCash desktop!
> So please try out this pre-release and tell me what you think.
> Cheers,
> Ngewi
> P.S. Now is the time to send in translation for strings, or create a new
> one if your language is not yet supported. Email me if you want to help but
> are unsure how to.
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