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Updating Allowance

1.2 News:

I am in the process of updating Allowance. Features I have planned to implement with this update are DELETE an account, have up to 5 ACCOUNTS, and some modifications to the reminder view.

DELETE ACCOUNTS: I have had some requests for deleting accounts so this is the bulk of what I have been working on. You will now be able to delete accounts with a swipe gesture if you need to. This was the longest area for development time wise. I had been able to get parts of it working and as I did more bugs would surface. It required a lot of testing and trying different data and combinations to be sure all aspects of it were working correctly. I am really pleased that this is now ready to go! The delete feature required new assets to be created as well in order to be able to see how to delete and there are some glitchy issues with these buttons that also needed sorting out. (Just issues on styling as there is a slight flicker when you swipe, I am in the process of working out ways to eliminate this.)

CREATE 5 ACCOUNTS: Once the delete and basic swipe feature was made I then have added the capability to create 5 accounts now. I did actually have requests for this and I think it really should be implemented anyway so I have been able to add this to the 1.2 version so I can’t wait to ship it.

I realise now that the way it is implemented, I actually have gone about it in a slightly longer process way and I would do it differently next time. I will hope to add the possibility of 6 accounts in version 1.3 or 1.4 though as it would be nice for the users to have the choice of too many.

REMINDERS > alteration: In addition to that I have been looking at the way reminders are created and how they are acknowledged. The image to the left shows how it is in the current version. I still think there is some slight confusion with creating the reminder so I have had a rework of this area. I want to clean up the interface for this and make it work seamlessly.

I think at the moment it is a bit weak in the way that you are slightly unclear that it will definitely work according to the options set. This isn’t really good enough and so I have put in a lot of time and effort to get this working how I expect it to, and how you expect it to as well.

That update isn’t really seen as essential and one that needs to be out there right away but I thought since I had released an update in December I will get this sorted as well and submit it hopefully by January 23rd, so it should be on the app store for the first week in February.

Already planning the updates for the 1.3 version so if there are any features or requests that you would like me to consider then please do send me an email.

[button link=”http://200ml.co.uk/?page_id=115″ type=”icon” icon=”mail”]send me an email[/button] We hope to include the ability for you to email your Allowance data, full support for accessibility and other features soon.

Allowance Lite

We decided to make a lite version of Allowance so people could get a taste for the basic style of the app. This way you can try out one account and see how it works for you – for free.

It only has the basic features, so you can enter and delete money, set reminders and see the fun facts, but you don’t have access to repeat reminders, setting up the children’s names, creating 4 accounts, adding the child’s photo, the balance sheet and a few other goodies so you really will want to update to the paid for version to get all the joys out of the fully fledged app.

We wanted to give folks a flavour of what we are trying to achieve so we hope you like it. This app will always be free but it’s unlikely it will get other features added.


Allowance (iOS App)


 (iOS App), November 2009

This app is one that we have been working on for months. From the initial concept to its updates and maintenance. You can read all about it here at The Allowance App website.

We spent a long time planning and focusing exactly what people would need from an app like this and were constantly revisiting the design and implementation of it.

“Allowance App : Your Pocket Money, is an easy to use app that tracks how much allowance you are paying your child. It let’s you add allowance, or any other money (birthdays / gifts…) and also make a withdrawal.

There is a balance sheet so you can see how much they have left, and what they have spent their money on!”

The app was completely customised and has a unique interface, hopefully to make saving money fun for kids. It currently costs £2.99 and was featured on the Appvent calendar for free over the Christmas holidays.