GnuCash Android v1.6.0 pre-beta

Dave H hellvee at
Tue Apr 28 19:18:54 EDT 2015


Go to and scroll down about half a page to the Gnucash for
Android section - it's just off the bottom of the screen on my monitor.
Click on the "Info and Development" link which will take you to the README
for the app at  If
you click on one of the blog links or just go to
for the blog home page you will be able to read some of the blog postings
which will give you more of a feel for the app and how to use it.  There is
also an Android Import Guide from 2014 on the blog home page -

I seem to recall that the version prior to this latest beta will also read
my gnucash xml file directly and I was able to just import that the last
time I played around with the app.  I won't be upgrading to this latest
beta for a week or so as I have some transactions I need to export from my
phone and import into gnucash proper on my desktop.

Cheers Dave H.

On 29 April 2015 at 08:49, David Carlson <david.carlson.417 at>

> 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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