Paytm integration fixed: please update both Android apps [Paytm v6.4.0 causes a bug in the Splitwise+Paytm integration]

Update 12/2: The glitch is fully fixed. Please update to the newest Paytm (6.4.1 or higher) and Splitwise (4.1.14 or higher) apps from the Play Store to re-enable the integration.

Update 12/1: The glitch has been fixed and Paytm and Splitwise have started rolling out app updates that fix and re-enable the integration. These will be widely available over the next couple days. Once you have upgraded to both Paytm 6.4.1 and Splitwise 4.1.14, the integration will be automatically re-enabled.

Update 11/30: Potentially affected users were contacted via email by Splitwise support with instructions.

On November 24, 2017 Paytm released an Android update (v6.4.0) that causes a glitch in the Splitwise+Paytm integration. We have alerted Paytm to the issue and both companies will work quickly towards a resolution.

The integration has been disabled for now and will be re-enabled when we’re confident everything is working as expected. We will post here with more information as it becomes available.

A small number of users who settled up with Paytm in the last few days (since upgrading to Paytm v6.4.0) may not have a matching payment in their Splitwise ledger. Users who are potentially affected will be have been personally contacted via email as of by Splitwise by end of day Thursday, Nov 30 (IST).

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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 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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Invite improvements on Android

Splitwise for Android v 3.8 includes several improvements to the group invitation process and group member management.

1. Edit invite
Invited someone to a Splitwise group using the wrong email address? Now you can edit unclaimed invites right from ‘group settings’ so everyone can join your group with ease.

2. Resend invite
Did an invite email get lost in your friend’s swamp of an inbox? Now you can resend an invite email from ‘group settings’.

3. Balance display
Group members cannot be removed until they’re all settled up. With this release, on ‘group settings’ you’ll only see the ‘remove’ button next to a member’s name if they’re eligible for deletion. Others will have their present group balance displayed in lieu of the ‘remove’ button. This will make it easier for you to understand at a glance who can and cannot be removed from your group at any given moment.

4. Better invite by phone support for international users
Previously we were unable to pull phone numbers from ‘Contacts’ for international users. This made invite by phone number very tricky because you had to manually enter your friend’s number. Version 3.8 let’s you tap a contact entry to invite them by phone number for most international users (we are still unfortunately unable to do this for folks in France, India, and the UAE).

This version also introduces our German, Italian, and Dutch translations on Android. Many thanks are due to our volunteer translators for making this possible.

5 new features on iPhone

Splitwise for iPhone v 4.2 introduces five new features!

1. Split by adjustment

Did someone buy an extra drink at dinner? Using this new split method you can indicate “Sam owes $5 more than everyone else” and Splitwise will do the math for you.

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Split by adjustment

2. 3D Touch

3D Touch is a new iPhone capability available on the 6s device. It has enabled us to implement a feature known as ‘peek and pop’.

Peek and Pop: In any list view, long press the friend/group/expense name to see a preview (ie peek) of the resulting screen. To follow through to that screen (ie pop), just apply a bit more pressure with your finger.

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3D Touch: Peeking at a group

3. 1Password integration

You can now sign up for and log into Splitwise on iPhone using 1Password. This will only be apparent if the 1Password app is already installed on your device.

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1Password integration in Splitwise for iPhone

 

4. TouchID support for passcode lock

To enable TouchID support for passcode lock, first set a numeric passcode from your ‘Me’ tab in the app. Next time you launch Splitwise you will get a prompt to switch over to using TouchID for the passcode instead of the 4-digit code you created. You don’t have to switch if you don’t want to, just hit ‘cancel’ in that alert to keep using the 4-digit code you created. [NB: After setting your numeric passcode please wait at least 2 minutes before relaunching the app to switch over to TouchID]

5. New languages — Dutch, German, Italian

The new languages are available on all platforms. Special thanks to our volunteer translators for putting in a lot of hard work to get the translations ready. If you want to help us edit existing translations / translate Splitwise into new languages, just let us know!