Splitwise and Zapier: Turn emails into expenses, and more!

We’re excited to announce that Splitwise is now supported by Zapier. This makes it easy to connect Splitwise to the other services you love, and automate certain workflows.

Splitwise is supported as both a trigger and an action: New expenses can cause things to happen on other platforms (see Add Trello tasks for new Splitwise expenses), and new expenses can be created automatically after things happen on other platforms (see Create Splitwise expenses for new Google Sheets rows).    

Below is an in-depth how-to for my favorite Zap: How to turn email receipts into Splitwise expenses automatically. 

Many thanks to our friends over at Zapier, who built this integration using the Splitwise API.

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Announcing a Splitwise+Paytm Integration for Android

Good news for our Indian users – Splitwise has integrated with Paytm! Now you can repay any friend on Splitwise in seconds, using your Paytm account.

To access the integration, open a group or friendship where you owe money, tap “Settle Up”, then tap Pay with Paytm:

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“Pay with Paytm” appears if you owe an Indian Rupee balance and have the Paytm app installed. Initiate Paytm payments from within Splitwise to have them be automatically recorded.

After you tap “Pay with Paytm”, Splitwise will prompt you to confirm the recipient’s phone number and the payment amount. Hitting “Next” will launch the Paytm app to complete the transaction.

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You only have to confirm a phone number once for a given friend, and can use your phone contacts if you’ve given Splitwise permission to access them. To edit a friend’s Paytm phone number in the future, tap on the phone number on the confirmation screen (pictured right).

Once the payment is complete, you’ll be pushed back into the Splitwise app. Your Paytm payment will automatically be added to Splitwise and your balance will be updated.

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You can tap on the payment to see your confirmation number and other details.

A few things to note about using the Splitwise Paytm integration:

  • You need to have the Paytm app installed on your phone. If you do not have the Paytm app, you won’t see “Pay with Paytm” when you tap “Settle Up”.
  • You can only settle an Indian Rupee balance (INR). If you go to settle a non-INR balance, you won’t see “Pay with Paytm”.
  • Only Android users using Splitwise 4.1.9 and above will be able to send Paytm payments using this integration for now.

Users on iPhone and web will be able to receive and view Paytm payments, but not send them. With Paytm’s help, we hope to bring the integration to iPhone and other platforms when we’re able.

We’re thrilled to be launching our first payment integration outside the US, and we hope Paytm support makes Splitwise even better for our users in India. To share feedback or ask questions about the integration, please send an email to support@splitwise.com – we’d love to hear from you.

Venmo v7.0 broke the Venmo Splitwise integration (UPDATED: fixed on March 29)

Update 10:57am March 29: The Splitwise Venmo iOS integration has been re-enabled! To use it please upgrade to the latest versions of Venmo and Splitwise. If you need any assistance, please send a note to support@splitwise.com.

Update 2:55pm March 28: The iPhone integration will be re-enabled tomorrow March 29. Please make sure you’ve updated to Venmo version 7.0.1 and Splitwise version 4.4.7. If you need to Settle Up today, please log into our website (splitwise.com); the Splitwise Venmo web integration is working at this time. Or you can send your payment via Venmo directly and use our “Record a cash payment” feature to subsequently update your balance in Splitwise.

Update 9:30am March 22: Venmo is testing a release that will fix this issue.

Update 5:15pm March 21: Android Venmo payments are back to working normally.

Venmo released an iPhone update yesterday (version 7.0) that is preventing the Splitwise integration from working properly with the Venmo iPhone app. We are working with Venmo to resolve the issue and will post here with more information soon.

In the meantime, we’ve temporarily disabled the Venmo button in the Splitwise app until this is resolved (on both iPhone and Android).

Venmo payments made on the Splitwise Android app and website are not affected. Android users should have the Venmo integration re-enabled by the end of the day. If you need help with your account, please email us at support@splitwise.com. Thanks for your patience.

Announcing Splitwise for iPad

We’re excited to announce a new addition to our iOS app family: Splitwise for iPad! It went live on the App Store on Friday and has already earned some great reviews from the community.  

Previously, iPad users could access Splitwise by using our unoptimized iPhone app, or by visiting splitwise.com in their tablet browser. Neither provided a first class experience.

We’re thrilled to finally have a specific iPad offering that takes advantage of the device’s rotation capabilities, split screen view, and increased real estate.

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The ‘spending by category’ pie chart.

The most notable feature addition is ‘charts’: when drilled into the FRIENDS or GROUPS tabs, the right-hand view displays two spending charts: ‘your total balance’ (a bar graph) and ‘spending by category’ (a pie chart).

The ‘your total balance’ chart, which displays users’ total Splitwise balance by day, is particularly ground-breaking for us. It’s the first time we’ve calculated and displayed historical balances in Splitwise versus just the present day balance.

Another noticeable improvement is to the expense list. On iPad each expense has its full date printed to the left of the ‘description’, thanks to the extra width granted by landscape mode.

Tap on any expense to reveal ‘expense details’ in the right-hand pane; the left-hand view won’t shift at all. This means users can check many ‘expense details’ views without having to drill down, then back out, etc.

Splitwise for iPad was championed by Novall, with help from Marshall and Ryan. Novall and Marshall will be at WWDC in June; email wwdc@splitwise.com to say hi and possibly coordinate a meet-up with them! In the same vein, email googleio@splitwise.com to connect with Splitwise at the Google I/O conference later this month (Apoorv and Zoe).

👋 🌍 Introducing emoji support on Splitwise 🎉

Our users have been begging us to support 😈 😍 😂 input.

We👂 their 🙏 in a big way. Starting today, the Splitwise web app will be 💯 comprised of emojis. Before switching over to emoji mode, 👀  these 🔑 terms:

Expense: 📃 💸
Payment: 💴 👉
Friend: 🐶

Check out emoji mode and let us know what you think! To switch off emoji mode back to boring old English / Italian / etc, just click this link.

Wait. Seriously? 😳

✨Totally✨. Well, sort of. Happy April Fools’ Day!screenshot_20160317-172737

We are genuinely excited to announce that starting now, you can use emoji in any field on Splitwise, including:

– Expense description (🍕 $20)
– Group names (Our 🏠)
– User names (Jane Doe 👽)
– Expense comments (“Thanks for the 🍷, see you soon!”)
– The group whiteboard (“OMG our apartment is haunted 👻”)

We 💖 you and that’s no joke.

Introducing Splitwise for Android version 4.0

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This version introduces tabbed navigation, a Floating Action Button for “add bill”, and more!

Splitwise for Android Version 4.0 is the polished, powerful app our Android community deserves. We’re excited to announce that it went live in Google Play earlier today, after months of development and testing.

With this update we focused on elevating the look and functionality of the app. Google’s material design paradigm helped us build transitions, navigation patterns, and animations that make Splitwise simpler and more delightful to use. We’re thrilled to have an app that exemplifies what’s awesome and unique about Android.

In addition to these major visual changes, we concentrated on improving Splitwise’s core interactions: adding bills and checking balances. We’ve organized the new design around tabs for both individual friends and active groups, with detailed balance information visible right on the dashboard. We’ve also spent some care improving the details of the all-important “add bill” form, and squashed numerous bugs.

“Hefty Otter”, as 4.0 is known internally, was a true team effort that engaged almost every person at Splitwise. It feels amazing to share it with everyone. We can’t wait for the feedback to start rolling in so we can keep on improving.

Read on for a detailed tour of the release.

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