Here at Splitwise, we get a lot of emails from users who love our website (thanks!), but we also get some very good questions and suggestions – especially from new users. “How can I see my share of an expense? Why can’t I backdate a payment? What if my group has a dozen people in it? Can I add an avatar?”
We’ve thought long and hard about these problems, and now we’re hard at work addressing them. You may have already noticed some updates – for instance, we’ve added Facebook Connect and Gravatar support on the “My Account” page – but there are more exciting changes to come. Here’s a sneak peek:
Our #1 goal at Splitwise is to make managing group expenses simple and understandable, to prevent unnecessary confusion and stress over financial issues. We think that the upcoming changes will make the site easier-to-use than ever, for both new and existing users.
While we’ve had a tendency in the past to hole up and release new updates in one-to-two month cycles, we feel that the best way to get things done and make Splitwise better is to try new things each week. (We owe this philosophy to listening to Eric Ries speak at HBS, and from reading his new book.) In that spirit, we’ll be rolling out a number of updates over the next few weeks, so be sure to let us know what you think. We’re always striving to improve, and we’d love your help in making Splitwise the very best it can be.
4 thoughts on “Preview: ch-ch-ch-ch-changes”
I recently started using SplitWise. It appears to be good. I used to be a BillMonk user and BillMonk was able to send email notifications everytime a shared expense was added. For example, if user A adds a shared expense with user B, then user B would get email about the new expense. Does SplitWise has similar functionality? If not, adding this would be very useful.
@MP – We don’t have this yet, but we are working on it! This week, we’re focusing on usability for our main table.
Thanks for the changes! Site keeps getting better and more useful. I’m going to start traveling again and Nov/Dec/Jan is going to be a mix of expenses in different currencies, plus ordering xmas gifts from different places online. Any update as to when you might support multiple currency inputs? Thanks again!