Splitwise is excited to announce that we’re upgrading our PayPal integrations on iOS and Android to the latest technology from PayPal. For the last couple months, we’ve been collaborating with the PayPal team to increase the usability, security, and reliability of our integration. These updates are starting to enter the final testing stages, and we’re looking forward to the transition.
As part of the upgrade process, the PayPal mobile integration will be temporarily unavailable on iOS and Android for several weeks starting this Friday, June 29th, 2018. (You will see an “under construction” message on the PayPal button.) During the upgrade, you can still use the PayPal integration on the Splitwise.com web app to pay friends normally. We expect the new integration will go live in early August.
When the new PayPal mobile integration is available, we’ll update our iPhone and Android apps and post an update to this blog post to announce the changes.
Updated 7/16 Updated to reflect expected launch date (early August 2018)
Last week, Paytm released an Android update (v6.6.0) that caused a glitch in the Splitwise+Paytm integration. We have alerted Paytm to the issue and both companies will work quickly towards a resolution. March 2nd Update: This issue is now resolved. Please update to the newest versions of Paytm and Splitwise.
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. The integration has now been re-enabled.
A small number of users who settled up with Paytm in the last few days (since upgrading to Paytm v6.6.0) may not have a matching payment in their Splitwise ledger. Users who were potentially affected have been personally contacted via email.
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:
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.
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.
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 email@example.com – we’d love to hear from you.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. Thanks for your patience.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to say hi and possibly coordinate a meet-up with them! In the same vein, email email@example.com to connect with Splitwise at the Google I/O conference later this month (Apoorv and Zoe).