[Edit: As of Friday, September 14th we now have our Simplified Debt feature live, which is known on BillMonk as debt shuffle. Information on Simplified Debt can be found here. We updated the importer Tuesday, August 21 to handle debt shuffles and multiple payers. If you imported before this, go through the import again and it will pick up the debt shuffles correctly and won’t import duplicates. ]
Like many of you out there, I’ve been waiting for BillMonk to load.
If you’re like me, you probably have this interaction at least once a month:
It’s 11:30 pm. You’re unwinding after a grueling day of coding. Cue cell phone.
CEO: I just met [VC/Angel Investor] and I need to show them our app. Is the latest code up on TestFlight?
Me: No, it’s two weeks old. Do you need this right now?
CEO: Yes! I talked to this investor a few weeks ago and need to show some progress.
Me: Ugh. Ok, let me pull out my laptop and update the build.
…ten minutes of fumbling…
CEO: Can we just keep this more up to date? [VC/Angel investor] had to move on.
Me: Sure, whatever, it’s up to date now. Can I go to bed?
I got sick of these phone calls, so I decided to see if I could find some solution to change the conversation. TestFlight has an API and with a little elbow grease, you can get this whole process down to one step.
If you are a Splitwise user, you might have noticed this month that we added pie charts to our monthly summary emails. Ryan and I figured out how to do this the night before the emails went out – we were surprised how easy it was to do with the Google Charts API. Technical gibberish after the jump. Continue reading The New Monthly Summary And Google Charts
(Updated 3AM) Splitwise just went through some “impromptu scheduled downtime” to make improvements to our server, and Splitwise is now way faster. We still are gathering data, but it seems to be about a factor of two more snappy. We apologize only giving a few minutes advance warning, but it’s so much snappier and it finished right on time! You’ll love it.
Managing currencies in any language is not for the faint of heart. If you’ve been down this dark path, I’m sure you are familiar with the dearth of good recommendations for how to deal with this. Given our focus on group travel, managing different currencies is part of our nuts and bolts.