To Splitwise fans using Windows Phone 7.5 or 8, the last few weeks have been really exciting. Personally, I got so excited I purchased a Lumia 620 off of eBay just so I could keep up with these two new 3rd party releases. It won’t be my primary phone, but the Metro UI is very nice.
A few days ago, Centwise (created by Kamran Ayub) released its first version for both Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8, making it the first third party app for long-time Windows Phone 7 fans! It’s a full featured app, with group support, simple IOUs, and lots of bells and whistles. Kamran is charging $1.29 to support his efforts, but it does have a free trial and a couple unique features I really like – including the sweet calculator-within-the-add bill flow pictured at right. Check out the full Centwise feature set here.
Miron has been keeping the awesome updates coming at free Splittr. The 1.1 release, which hit the app store yesterday, adds totally full-featured group support, so you can see all the expenses associated with a group, group balances, and repayment instructions. One neat idea is the ability to directly pin a group shortcut to the home screen. What a cool feature – I wish I had that on Android.
I’m told a Windows Phone 7.5 version is submitted to the review queue as well. As of March 26th, Splittr now also supports Windows Phone 7.5, so all Windows Phone users should have two choices – a free and a paid app. Joy of joys!
Want Splitwise on Blackberry, Symbian, your toaster? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d love to give you early API access. Personally, I can’t wait until we have an Arduino that creates Splitwise IOUs for the office coffee jar. 🙂
3 thoughts on “Centwise, Windows Phone 7.5, Splittr Updates”
Thanks Jon! I’ll be releasing (well, submitting) an update this weekend that lets you create groups within the app. My release schedule is more bite-sized, so I’ll be fleshing out the rest of the API support incrementally.
Miron has been doing an awesome job, it’s just nice to have Splitwise clients available for people who use this awesome service! Whomever’s app you decide to use, I’m just glad we have some support now!
Thanks Jon and Kamran. Totally agree with Kamran, I am just super happy to be contributing to the Windows Phone community and that our apps caused Jon to go out and buy a Windows Phone! 🙂
Just wanted to let folks know that Splittr is now available for WP7 devices! You can download it here: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=d2307de6-10c0-4b5c-9527-7c549370a447