Author Topic: Status of Financier development  (Read 7764 times)

Offline Alex

Status of Financier development
« on: January 19, 2017, 07:04:37 PM »
Nothing to report. Life is busy (isn't it always). No changes in commitment to Financier though, but for those of you that aren't familiar, development occurs in cycles. :parrot:

I don't know about you guys, but I am loving using Financier daily for my personal budget.

Scheduled transactions is 40% done, I'd say. Lots of work on the underlying sync mechanism to make conflict resolution better.

I am hoping to get a minor release with bug fixes and translation updates sooner rather than later.

Don't be afraid of the quiet in the forums, lol. :)
I am the Financier owner/admin/coder dude.

Offline MacMichael

Re: Status of Financier development
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2017, 07:32:05 PM »
Thanks for the update.  I think many of us would like for you to wave a magic wand and make Financier a finished product.  Knowing that can't happen, it is comforting when you post progress updates on the forum.  I really appreciate Financier in its current state and really look forward to more enhancements.

Offline ottyacat

Re: Status of Financier development
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2017, 07:32:33 PM »
Thanks for the update, nice to hear scheduled transactions is progressing.

I too am enjoying using financier on a day to day basis.

Thanks again for your hard work.

grom

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Re: Status of Financier development
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2017, 04:29:52 PM »
Thanks for the update.

Offline NeV3rKilL

Re: Status of Financier development
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2017, 05:07:34 AM »
Thanks for the update.

Glad to ear that scheduled transactions are incoming. This is, together with the click on budget to see expenses, the most important upgrades Financier needs to remove the entry barrier.

Offline machei

Re: Status of Financier development
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2017, 09:44:13 AM »
Don't forget a transaction entry app for mobile. The inability to easily enter transaction data while on the go on my iPhone is the last barrier for me.  ;)

Offline jmack

Re: Status of Financier development
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2017, 10:09:26 PM »
I'm in the same boat, a mobile app is pretty essential. Scheduled transactions are a close second.

In any case, I just paid my subscription to Financier in hopes that it will help urge Alex to keep developing. I'm really impressed!

Offline fshelton79

Re: Status of Financier development
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2017, 02:52:29 AM »
Update is much appreciated and very much understood considering it's a one man show.

Offline ColinG

Re: Status of Financier development
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2017, 08:32:58 AM »
Yes Alex does a great job but I must admit it is the "one man show" thing that worries me. Is there absolutely no back-up should our worthy dev become unable to work on the software (long or short term)?

Offline Paul

Re: Status of Financier development
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2017, 08:43:16 AM »
Yes Alex does a great job but I must admit it is the "one man show" thing that worries me. Is there absolutely no back-up should our worthy dev become unable to work on the software (long or short term)?

I do very much understand this concern. I am hopeful it will matter much less once the key promised priority developments are in place (for me personally that means scheduled transactions and a usable mobile) - so long of course as the online sync engine and store can be kept in operation.

Offline machei

Re: Status of Financier development
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2017, 09:42:59 AM »
Agreed. It seems like there are a handful of 'critical' features (such as scheduled transactions, mobile app, and more robust reporting) that still need to be implemented. But once those are there, and everything's solid, it's iterative additions to functionality and just making sure the sync engine stays online. I imagine that actual development work once the big things are handled can move to minimal levels, and could easily be offloaded to a community (as Alex has said he'd do if he was ever unable to continue for whatever reason--may that never happen!  ;D ).

I'm super-hyped to begin using this full-time once the mobile app makes its appearance. I'm still on YNAB4 because of the mobile app alone, but the silly YNAB4 desktop app is getting buggy for me, and I fear the end is nigh. YNAB4 won't be usable by the end of the year, I'll wager.

Offline Paul

Re: Status of Financier development
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2017, 09:49:01 AM »
@machal
I'm switching full time to Financier on 1 February when my nYNAB sub expires - just using the mobile app to view category balances for now, rather than making transaction entries on the go.

Scheduled transactions can then be added once Alex is ready.

I use reporting about once a year (tax etc) so I can live without that in the shorter term.

Slightly nervous but on the whole feeling good about taking the final plunge!

Offline Billy_McSkintos

Re: Status of Financier development
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2017, 10:00:45 AM »
I worked with YNAB4 and Financier in parallel before making the switch full time Jan 1 and don't regret it. I could have stayed on YNAB4 but it was time consuming to double entry and I wanted to commit to Financier.

Yes, I miss scheduled transactions and click-budget-category-outgoing but the tradeoff of not being nYNAB is so worth it.
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Offline machei

Re: Status of Financier development
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2017, 11:06:23 AM »
@machal
I'm switching full time to Financier on 1 February when my nYNAB sub expires - just using the mobile app to view category balances for now, rather than making transaction entries on the go.

Well, if YNAB4 really does give up the ghost for me, I'll be here full-time, mobile app or not. In that event, I'd just have to use Siri to note what I spent and where and input it when I get home (I use a lot of cash, still... but even with credit, I input at time of purchase... it's awesome to be able to do that, especially since I don't let my bank anywhere near my finance app).

I've got a few year's worth of data in YNAB, but the importer seemed to chew through that well when I tried. Moving over isn't anything I'm nervous about--I'm just waiting so I can minimize the impact on my deeply-ingrained workflows. :)

Offline Paul

Re: Status of Financier development
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2017, 11:11:49 AM »
@machal
I'm switching full time to Financier on 1 February when my nYNAB sub expires - just using the mobile app to view category balances for now, rather than making transaction entries on the go.

(I use a lot of cash, still... but even with credit, I input at time of purchase... it's awesome to be able to do that, especially since I don't let my bank anywhere near my finance app).
 :)

Yes - understood in your scenario. I barely use cash at all - just gather up my slips and enter when I get home. Its a habit now so does not seem painful.